Rating (2.5 out of 5)
This was the new movie on HBO this week and felt I needed to see how the series ended. It was exactly what one would expect, and offered very little in surprises.
Plot: Continuing from Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, Thomas (Dylan O’brien) is trying to rescue his friend Minho (Ki Hong Lee). He and his friends storm the WCKD city to rescue his friend and escape.
What I Liked: The action scenes and special effects were well done. The movie starts off with hijacking of some of the immune children from a train, which was a good introduction back to the characters after a 3 year hiatus and brought you right into the movie.
I also liked the maze decorations on the walls. In the picture below, you can see the maze mirror. Saw it in a couple of other scenes.
What I Didn’t Like: The movie failed to have me connect with any of the characters. SPOILER I am sure I was supposed to be teary eyed when Newt died. Newt had the virus what felt like the whole movie, and had a protracted death, so I was just glad when it was all over. I am sure the letter he wrote to Thomas, was also supposed to be the same.
I was done with Thomas and Teresa after the last movie, and outside of Thomas’s blood having the cure, if the both died at the beginning I would have been happy. Both characters are overly righteous which continually forces them into these circumstances. It gets old.
Tired of the bad guy being stupid. I understand this movie comes from the teen novel and understand that is the general structure for a teen novel. Janson (Aidan Gillen) had the city and security as his beck and call, but couldn’t seem to keep Thomas contained.
Conclusion: If you like the books or previous movies, you should watch this film. However, if you lost interest in the previous movies, don’t worry you haven’t missed anything by not watching this film.