Preview: Maze Runner: The Death Cure


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It’s good to see Dylan O’Brien back for this, the delayed finale of the decent young adult series about a bunch of kids fighting The Man in a dystopian wasteland.

Like fellow sci-fi franchise actor Mark Hamill, O’Brien suffered serious facial injuries (him in an on-set accident shooting this, Hamill in a car accident just before filming began on The Empire Strikes Back), but has made a full recovery.

Here, the send-off sees him and his pals – principally Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster – up against Patricia Clarkson and her evil bunch of goons, who are determined to suck out their DNA to preserve what’s left of the human race.

The Maze Runner series has never had the box office traction of The Hunger Games (then again, what has?) but it’s streets ahead of your average Divergent nonsense. Bring on the final chapter.

The bottom line
Can this sci-fi series go out with a big bang?

By Mark Dinning
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

  • Duration: 142
  • Released: Thu, 25 Jan
  • Language: English
  • Director: Wes Ball
  • Stars: Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O'Brien

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