We went to a screening of the movie. All opinions are my own.
Made Runner: The Death Cure Review
My husband and I were able to go to a pre-screening of Maze Runner: The Death Cure last weekend. The first two movies are great- I really loved the story and characters, and I was drawn in to it all. I couldn’t wait for the third movie to come out. I haven’t read The Maze Runner books yet, but just got the first three and can’t wait to start them. My sister was also able to go with me to the screening – and she has read the book and said that the movie had some similarities – but also a lot of differences. With that being said – the movie is AMAZING!!!
From the minute the movie starts until it ends, you are met with action and a heart-pounding storyline adventure of Thomas and his crew working to rescue Minho from WCKD. There are some really intense parts with the cranks and a lot of fighting and action sequences. There is also some language – but nothing stronger than da## or sh## that I can remember.
This movie will keep you entertained and captivated from beginning to end. They left it wide open – so I am really hoping that they make another one, keeping the storyline going. There were some sad parts as some characters are lost. Be prepared to have all of your emotions and senses cycled during different parts of the movie. They did so well with this movie and I give it a 9/10! Go see it this weekend when it opens (1/26/18). As for ages – I would say that 10+ would be ok for this one, depending on what your kids are used to watching. It may be too intense for young kids if they haven’t watched it previously. Definitely ok for 12+.
About The Maze Runner Series
In The Maze Runner Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) woke up as he was being delivered to the glade. He had no memory of who he was or why he’d become a member of a community of young people; among them Minho (Ki Hong Lee), lead maze runner; Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), a good friend and advisor, Gally (Will Poulter), a leader and adversary and Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), the only female glader, with whom Thomas may have a potentially dark history. Together they are trapped, surrounded by 200 foot walls and an ever-changing maze.
Bad turns to worse when the gladers finally escape the maze only to discover they are in the middle of a desolate wasteland called The Scorch. In Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Thomas and the surviving gladers met new allies while discovering clues about a mysterious group behind all of their “tests” – an organization known as WCKD.
About Maze Runner: The Death Cure
With Maze Runner: The Death Cure the motives of WCKD become clearer: Dr. Ava Paige, WCKD’s executive director is close to what she believes is a cure for the disease known as The Flare, an infection that has decimated the world’s population. But the cure comes by sacrificing the few young people left in the world who are apparently immune. In order to free those who have been rounded up as test subjects, including his friend Minho, Thomas must now band together with fellow survivors, old and new, and take the battle to what may be the last remaining city and the final stronghold of WCKD. He must break into the super-secure WKCD headquarters and try to bring down the organization from the inside.
Action reaches new heights in this mission-oriented third and final segment of The Maze Runner Series. The Wes Ball-directed adaptation of the bestselling James Dashner YA trilogy is a 20th Century Fox production. The screenplay was written by T.S. Nowlin. Producers are Ellen Goldsmith-Vein of The Gotham Group, Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Productions Joe Hartwick, Jr., Wes Ball, and Lee Stollman.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure opens in theaters January 26, 2018
Here are the books you can get to read (I am just starting these – I can’t wait to read them)
And here are the other movies that you can get to watch