Benjamin Maio Mackay
The Maze Runner: Death Cure - 0.5 Stars
An altogether sobering reminder of why young-adult franchises like Harry Potter and Huger Games can’t be taken for granted.
Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the "Flare".
This film manages to make death laughable and have one cringing from start to finish. At 142 minutes there’s too much happening - not helped by the fact that only 3 actors seem to care they’re making this film. The look of distain across the majority of the ensemble’s faces screams they all understanding the career ending mistake of joining this abomination of a film.
The visuals come straight out of a video game and the film uses every cliché known to cinema. It is impossible to watch without laughing through it - it actually makes Tommy Wiseau’s The Room look good.
Overall avoid at all costs (unless you’re looking for a laugh).
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Palace Nova Cinemas