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Maze Runner: Death Cure                       review by Bobby Blakey

One of the few young adult novels that came along that I actually found entertaining was that of the Maze Runner series. This was mostly due to lead Dylan O’Brien who brought a coolness to the film alongside his great cast, but it almost looked like this film wasn’t getting released anytime soon after his injury on set. Now after being delayed, O’Brien was able to return to complete Maze Runner: The Death Cure, but could it be a great final chapter to this series or will it be a maze you wish you had stayed lost in?

Maze Runner: The Death Maze follows Thomas who 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. This final outing features the returning cast including Aidan Gillien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Barry Pepper, Ki Hong Lee and director Wes Ball still at the helm along with the always great Walton Goggins joining the fight. I enjoyed the first two films a lot more with revisiting them before checking this one out and it actually helped this one be even better.

This time around it seemed like it was way more action heavy now that we have set everything in motion. They kick things right off with a bang and never let up. Dylan O’Brien continues to be great in the role bringing a great emotional feel to the character while also being a really good action star. The rest of the cast are as good as ever with each of them embracing their roles and falling right back into them with ease. It was great seeing Ki Hong Lee’S Minho get his own arc which helped the film feel bigger than just focusing on Thomas. There is such a great chemistry with all the actors that you get fully invested in their adventure from beginning to end.

The action is bigger, the settings are bigger and there are some great twists and turns to keep any fan of the franchise happy. I have never read the books so cannot speak to accuracy of what was in them in comparison, but I can say that I think this ended the series strong being my favorite of the three.   

In addition to the final chapter of the popular franchise this release also includes bonus content including deleted & extended scenes, a gag reel, commentaries, image gallery and featurettes taking you behind bringing this series to an epic close. Join the fight and grab your copy of Maze Runner: Death Cure available now on Digital, 4K Ultra, Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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