You could have just as easily not made this at all. So the kids survived the maze. They even passed the scorch trials, whatever those may be. Only thing left to is overthrow the government completely, right? Now if I am being perfectly honest, I don't really much remember what happened in the previous movie despite there being digital proof that I watched it. The Hunger Games ended three years ago, and these off-brand imitators realized after the fact that their brand had reached its expiration date, but they had committed to tell a complete story. The Maze Runner smartly decided to cut losses where they could, and even though there are more books, The Death Cure is the big finale, with there thankfully not being a part two. This is not awful, but I have been ready for these movies to stop. Now to this movie's credit, I actually highly enjoyed the opening sequence to this. It is something very similar to Fast Five... but that is one of my favorite chapters in a ridiculous series that I recognize as being over the top. Perhaps I just have a soft spot for the Fast and the Furious or train heists, but the point is that I started off with some goodwill towards this movie. After that, I checked back out because of my lack of memory of this story, and that is precisely when this became everything that you have seen before. At this point, it is just variables that can be turned on or off: does the love interest die? Does the secret power behind everything end up being ultimately evil? You know where it is going, and you know where it is going to end up. So why care? Well, apart from possibly being a fan of the books (which I am not), I can not come up with a reason that holds water. Even though this is reasonably well shot, The Death Cure is overlong and blasé because it is so clichéd. You have seen it all before, and honestly, you've seen it done better. This type of movie peaked with Catching Fire, and it has been downhill ever since. I think that collectively, we all want to stop seeing movies of this ilk, and with limp domestic box office returns, we may finally be reaching the end.