REVIEW…Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Nate Borie, A&E Staff Writer

You’re in for the craziest film since Guillermo Del Toro released Pacific Rim. That’s right, it’s the arrival of Maze Runner: The Death Cure. We’re talking action, romance, drama, the embodiment of every major genre in cinema, all topped off with a lovely display of acting, impressive visual effects and an excellent story. Now, without further delay, let’s start talking about what made this film so good.

The story was a mashup between The Hunger Games and The Last of Us. The government organization, known as the World In Catastrophe: Killzone Department (WCKD), is tasked with finally finding the cure to the Flare virus that is ravaging the world. The only hope is in the blood of immune children that they have put through the Maze Trials seen in the first film.

The acting by itself was amazing; dramatic, intense, and emotionally charged. Every actor was equal in their performances, they all had their moments of emotion, of comedy and moments where they get to pound some WCKD grunt into the ground. They all had their moments to shine.

The visual effects were standard for 20th Century Fox but were still awesome to see. Wes Ball, director of The Death Cure can make things blow up just as well as Michael Bay and J.J. Abrams, and in a way that keeps the audience interested and begging for more. Also, while the explosions were something special to see, the makeup for the Flare infection was dark, yet whimsical, and made the Flare infection come to life in the best fashion.

All the while, Thomas and his ragtag team of rebels try their hardest to get back their captured friends and end WCKD’s reign of terror. The Death Cure story isn’t just some trivial tale of a zombie apocalypse, but a testament to the lengths humanity will go to free themselves from oppression and survive in the face of overwhelming odds.

Overall, Maze Runner: The Death Cure is a rollercoaster of fun and excitement that will have you on the edge of your seat, begging for more. I give Maze Runner: The Death Cure 5/5 stars.