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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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For sure, Death Cure reaches further than its grasp in a vain attempt to close the story on a meaningful note, but who can really blame this gaggle of murder-teens for trying to pretend like all the murdering they did meant something?
This opening sequence is actually very thrilling and the best action sequence in the whole franchise. Unfortunately, the rest of movie falls flat with regard to character development, screenplay and proper exposition.
Fans of the dystopian franchise will find a satisfying conclusion to the whole endeavour but [Dylan] O'Brien as determined rebel leader Thomas is as wooden as ever and Kaya Scodelario, as turncoat rebel Teresa, nearly overdoes him in that regard.
'The Death Cure' is a fairly serviceable finale. Assuming, of course, that it's really the end. And if it is, then "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" left as it came: promising at first, but then the victim of repetition and overfamiliarity.
If The Death Cure had been released when it was originally slated, it would have felt dated, contrived, and derivative. It still does, but a year later it's far enough behind the trend that you feel sorry for it.
Is this as disappointing as the final Hunger Games movie? No, it most certainly isn't. Is it as bad as one of those Taylor Lautner solo vehicles? Nope. But is that a reason to recommend it? For the third time, no.