Thomas leads his group of 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 the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
|Release Date||:||January 17, 2018|
|Genres||:||Action, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Fantasy|
|Production Company||:||Gotham Group, Temple Hill Entertainment, 20th Century Fox|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Wes Ball, Suze Dunbar, Joecy Shepherd|
|Writers||:||T.S. Nowlin, James Dashner|
|Casts||:||Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, Will Poulter, Jacob Lofland, Patricia Clarkson, Aidan Gillen, Walton Goggins, Dexter Darden, Katherine McNamara, Nathalie Emmanuel, Barry Pepper, Dylan Smith, Paul Lazenby, Jake Curran, Dylan Kriek, Scot Cooper, Devin Koehler, Parm Soor, Kazi Maubert, Bart Fouche, Greg Kriek, Paul du Toit, Liza Scholtz, Shai Lun Choo, Fiona Ramsay, Paul Hampshire, Nathan Barris, Drikus Volschenk, Clayton Evertson, Emily Child, Dale Jackson, Armando De Leca, Byron Schepen|
|Plot Keywords||:||based on novel, fight, maze, imprisonment, post-apocalyptic, terminal illness, shooting, sequel, murder, suspense, mad scientist, survival, trial, zombie, doctor, battle, vaccine, scientist, city, killer, desert, labyrinth, combat, trilogy, illness, cure, zombie apocalypse, runner, universal cure, based on young adult novel|
I'm glad that the filmmakers still found a way to release The Death Cure and not go straight to digital/on demand. It's not that I think this trilogy is among the best post apocalyptic series nor did I really have an ounce of excitement going in, but after Dylan O'Brien had his accident and over 2 years of fans waiting, the ending is here.
If I'm being completely honest, The Death Cure actually served as a perfectly fitting end to an above average young adult series. I don't consider myself a fan per say, but if I was, I'm guessing I would absolutely love this film. It ties up loose ends and finds a way to close out the series in a surprisingly emotional send-off.
It's much different than say The Hunger Games, which ended the series on a completely sour and disappointingly safe note, The Death Cure takes some chances and didn't have the beat for beat moments I expected from a YA adaptation. O'Brien, who is shaping himself out to be a force in this business, provided another solid lead performance and he's surrounded by equally efficient turns from Kaya Scodelario, Aidan Gillen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, and Rosa Salazar. None of them take the material too seriously, something the Divergent series had a problem with, but they found a right balance of heart and humor.
It's far from perfect, and for those who don't appreciate a good YA adaptation every once in awhile likely won't find anything here to like, but The Death Cure was immensely better than I expected. Sometimes that's all you need a film to be.