ALNM Rating: 4.5/5
Directed by: Wes Ball
Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Walton Goggins, Ki Hong Lee, Jacob Lofland, Katherine McNamara, Barry Pepper, [redacted], Rosa Salazar
Available to watch: In theaters now
Review: Maze Runner: The Death Cure is exactly the movie fans of the series have been waiting for for over two years. I'm not going to delve into too much detail here, because we'll be devoting an episode of the podcast to this, but rest assured it is worth the price of admission. The action sequences have taken a serious step up from the previous two films starting from the very first scenes of the movie. The growth of Dylan O'Brien's range as an actor is on full display, and it is clear that Rosa Salazar is a star in the making. As always, Thomas Brodie-Sangster brings a special kind of heart to the film with his seemingly effortless transformation into Newt while Ki Hong Lee brings the kind of intensity you want in an action hero. Some of my favorite comedic beats involve a certain surprise character I won't mention here. All in all, the movie was thrilling from beginning to end. But head into the movie prepared, because there were several significant moments I found myself wishing I had brought some tissues.