At The Movies – ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’

(WTNH)– Will Jumanji finally lose the top spot at the box office this weekend? I predict ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ will pull it off.

Based on popular young adult books by John Dashner, this third and final movie has been a long time coming, and the timing’s kinda creepy. The series is about a massive pandemic, finding a cure, and we get the finale while we’re in the middle of this season’s scary flu epidemic.

‘Death Cure’ was due out last year but star Dylan O’Brien was injured during filming. You know him from TV’s ‘Teen Wolf.’ Well, you do if you’re a teen or, like me, have one at home. Or, like me, are just really immature.

You may have also seen him this past fall in ‘American Assassin,’ which he actually made while on the mend.

Guy’s as resilient off-screen as he is on. Here he’s Thomas, who has never stopped trying to take down ‘Wicked,’ the evil agency that put him and many others in a maze in the first film, chased them through a desert in the second, and will now have one last confrontation over the death cure.

But maybe wicked isn’t so wicked. It’s just, their first attempt at a cure resulted in an army of zombies. Healthcare commentary anyone?

It’s fast-paced, action-packed stuff. Sure, the three movies are supposed to take place one right after the other, but filming obviously didn’t play out that way – so you’ve got a first movie where the characters are kids and this last one with the actors noticeably older.

Thomas Brody Sangster, from the series ‘Godless’, is Newt, and he went from teeny little teenager to lanky dude who’s now somehow shaving in the desert.

But don’t let that trip you up and enjoy the ride. Besides, a zombie might get ya!

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