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Maze Runner: The Death Cure - I Needed a Cure for Boredom

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Submitted by Bethany on Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:17
Rating
-8

UUUGHHHH.  This movie was awful - really, really awful.  If we didn't have Movie Pass, we definitely would not have spent our hard earned money on this, and I'm a bit sorry I made Movie Pass pay for it.  I kinda knew it wasn't going to be good; I did not care for the first movie and I couldn't even remember what happened in the second one besides a lot of running in the desert.  In general, I don't care for the whole world presented in this series, I read the first book before it was a movie, and I was so uninterested in it I barely finished it, and never picked up the rest of the trilogy. 

But we have agreed to see every movie that comes our way so we can review the good, the bad, and the ugly, and boy was this ugly.  The movie starts by plunging us into the middle of the action, with no context.  While the end result of said action is rather unique, it's wholly unbelievable with the bad guys having worse aim than any stormtrooper.  From there the movie descends further into unbelievable scenarios, the characters survive unsurvivable situations (jumping out of a 20 story building into a fountain? puhlease) and I could not root for any of the characters. 

Seriously, the story in this was just not worth telling.  It makes absolutely no sense.  The bad guys do some not great things, but for really good reasons.  The supposed good guys do some bad things for bad reasons and their end goal is so unbelievably, monumentally selfish and condemns the rest of the world to annihilation.  I literally was so bored at one point I went to the back of the theater and scrolled through my notifications for a half an hour.  (Please note I have NEVER done this before, I'm not "that person").  

I supposed if you liked the first two, you'll enjoy this one, but for me, there were no redeeming qualities about the story, the world, or the characters.  It's not the absolute worst movie I've ever seen, but if I never see it again it will be too soon.