Unlike the bad fortune that movies based on books for young adults have had in recent years, the team behind the trilogy of Maze Runner managed to close the franchise with a film that proves to be entertaining despite its shortcomings.
Directed again by Wes Ball, Maze Runner manages to maintain the tone of action and adventure of the previous deliveries thanks to the commitment of a cast that had to wait more than three years for the realization of this conclusion after the accident suffered by Dylan O’Brien , protagonist of the saga, during the filming of one of the scenes.
Putting aside the conmines characteristic of the genre, Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) is a dystopian adventure film that takes its characters to new scenarios and entertainingly resolves the tough challenge of giving a closure that satisfies readers and spectators alike. The result is loaded with good action scenes, special effects and a good rhythm that entertains over its more than two hours.
Although the majority of the series of films based on books of the sort have been withering towards the end: The Hunger Games concluded without major attention; Twilight fell into the cartoon and Divergent was canceled running out of end. Although it took too much time, Maze Runner has even come up with fanatics, and sticks to a simple and unpretentious formula that fulfills and entertains.
Director Wes Ball is grateful not to have fallen into the sad habit of dividing the ending into two parts by adhering to the classic trilogy form in what the director himself defined “a perfect number for beginning, middle and end”.