Blu-ray | Action | 25 Apr 2018
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The Time for Lies is Over
Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the Flare. Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
Review of Maze Runner: Death Cure by Eddie @ The Movie Guys
Out of the series of high profile teenage dystopian books adapted for the big screen (Divergent, Hunger Games, The Giver are other such titles) over recent years, Wes Ball’s Maze Runner series has remained a constantly solid and often impressive adaptation of James Dashner’s story, even if the trilogy petered out slightly box office wise with the late arrival of last year’s The Death Cure.
Facing lengthy release delays due to it’s star Dylan O’Brien’s serious on-set injuries suffered during a stunt in Death Cure’s production, Ball’s film felt like it hit an eternity after the 2nd instalment Scorch Trials was unleashed on our cinema screen’s in 2015, yet despite a long time between dystopian drinks, Death Cure offers fans of the film’s a fitting, if overly long farewell that makes a solid argument for Ball’s trilogy to be considered the best of the teenage dystopian bunch.
For a film that’s budget is relatively low for such a high-end feature, Death Cure makes the most of the tools at its disposal to become a film that’s at its most thrilling and engaging when the action kicks in and from the impressive opening train chase, through to some fiery end carnage, Ball displays an impressive handling of the big-scale to give Death Cure some gravitas and spectacle that’s of a high-order, even if the character beats and engagement that was found early in the first film’s mysterious setting is largely lost here on its journey to tie up proceedings.
Fortunate enough to keep its core cast attached for the duration of the 3 – 4 year process, most performers here could now perform their respective roles in their sleep and Death Cure struggles to do much with its large collection of goodies and baddies with O’Brien’s Thomas in particular becoming a fairly bland hero as he looks to stop WCKD from kidnapping anymore of his immune friends as the Flare virus rages on around them.
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Title: Maze Runner - The Death Cure
Release Date: 25 Apr 2018
Actor(s): Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Walton Goggins, Katherine McNamara, Aidan Gillen, Nathalie Emmanuel, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Barry Pepper, Ki Hong Lee, Jacob Lofland, Paul Lazenby
Catalogue No: 67900SBG
Disc Count: 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
OFLC Rating: M
Run Time: 142
Transfer Format: 16:9 Enhanced, Widescreen, 1080P HD, Full Height Anamorphic
Video Format: PAL
Primary Audio: Dolby Atmos
Language: English, Dolby Atmos
Region Code: B
OFLC Advice: Coarse Language And Violence, Science Fiction Themes
Director(s): Wes Ball
Genre: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller