Ralph Says MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE Ends The Franchise With A Bang.

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FILM REVIEW: MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE

BY RALPH LINARDIC

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the third entry in this YA franchise, and follows Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) trying to rescue Minho from Wicked. Leaving the third movie in the franchise aside (for now), the “Maze Runner” franchise is one of the better YA series. Sure, it’s not close to the success of the “Harry Potter” movies, but it’s leaps and bounds better then the “Percy Jackson” movies. If “The Death Cure” ends the franchise well, this is a very respectable series of movies. The second film “The Scorch Trials” was very mediocre, but the original movie is one of the better YA movies, in my opinion.

Now, let’s talk about “The Death Cure”. I’m very happy to say this is the best movie in the trilogy. For me, it goes “The Death Cure”, “Maze Runner”, and “The Scorch Trials” last. This is the best in the franchise because it was converted into a straight up action film. The first two are teen dramas, and action films second. However, with “The Death Cure”, the stakes feel real because of how well the action is filmed.

What Director Wes Ball did with this third installment is no joke- it’s a legitimately great movie. Another reason why, is the acting. Dylan O’Brien’s Thomas has been the lead of all three films and has been terrific the whole time. However, what makes this third movie stand out, is the entire cast compared to just Dylan. From Giancarlo Esposito, to Rosa Salazar, everyone is significantly better this time around.

Having characters in real danger is hard to come around in YA movies, and movies in general. “The Death Cure” puts the characters in real peril, which made the movie significantly better. YA movies are generally wishy-washy romantic movies, but “The Death Cure” is a great action film that ended the franchise with a bang. If you’re skeptical about this franchise after “The Scorch Trials”- don’t be.

 

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