Director: Wes Ball
Screenplay: T.S. Nowlin
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Walton Goggins, Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter, Barry Pepper, Patricia Clarkson, Rosa Salazar
Genre: Science Fiction, Action
Running Time: 127 minutes
Production Company: Gotham Group, Temple Hill Entertainment, Oddball Entertainment
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: January 26, 2018
Synopsis: Thomas leads some escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions that the Gladers have been asking since they arrived in the maze.
The Hunger Games, Divergent or Maze Runner? Definitely the last one.
I knew from the beginning that the Maze Runner will be my favorite book and movie series under the dystopian and science fiction genre. Since 2012, when The Hunger Games movie franchise took the world by storm, several dystopian, science fiction young adult films surfaced such as Ender’s Game and The 5th Wave but only three came to the top: The Hunger Games series, the Divergent series and of course, The Maze Runner series.
The hype for dystopian science fiction stories ended a few years ago and probably the reason why Divergent’s third installment, Allegiant became a box office disappointment leading to the cancellation of the series’ final film. That was also my worry for The Death Cure, having been delayed in production due to Dylan O’Brien’s injuries on set while performing a stunt. As the premiere got closer, I was a bit worried it wouldn’t perform well on the box office because the hype for this genre had died down but seeing the numbers Maze Runner: The Death Cure garnered since its release date, I was relieved to find out that it was a success in the box office but I wouldn’t say the same with the critical response from of course, the critics.