On Blu-ray and DVD, as well as 4K ultra HD, this week from director Wes Ball and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is the race for life with “Maze Runner: The Death Cure.”
Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) is already back in the game becoming stronger as a leader to save their friends from WCKD. When they learn that Minho (Ki Hong Lee) is among the kids that have been taken by Janson (Aidan Gillen) to WCKD, Thomas doesn’t hesitate to want to jump in.
Vince (Larry Pepper) refuses to put more people on the line to save Minho even when Jorge (Giancarlo Esposito) knows where he is. Even worse, the group knows that the enemy is getting closer and have to abandon their base.
Thomas decides he can’t go with the group and attempts to leave camp, but not without Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Frypan (Dexter Darden). Not about to let them go alone, they are joined by Jorge and Brenda (Rosa Salazar) who are equally wanting to get their friend back.
Minho is shocked when he wakes up to find himself back inside the maze with the help of Ava Paige (Patricia Clarkson) – but it is a new maze. Her creation has created a potential antibody to the virus that has taken so many but she must convince the leaders to continue the trials. Help comes in the words of Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) who is working with Ava.
Trying to get into the city to find Minho, Thomas and the group are taken by a group and a familiar face. Gally (Will Poulter) sets them all on edge until he explains how it is that he survived. Explaining that he wants to help Thomas get inside the city, Gally takes them to see Lawrence (Walton Goggins) who might be able to help.
Making their way to WCKD one step at a time, Thomas and Newt have their first look at the big city. In the lab, Ava and Teresa test more subjects but not before Janson is told that he needs to find Thomas while keeping another secret from Teresa. The virus is now inside the city and Teresa has been taken. Ava and Janson now realize that time is not on their side.
The fight is now inside the lab as Thomas and Newt get closer to Minho and Teresa has something that could be a game changer. Now, those on the outside that have been running are turning to fight strong.
Now, they have a chance!
O’Brien as Thomas returns to the role of a young man clearly on a mission that will save some and not others. Loyal to the people he met in the maze, he is not about to let Minho and the others stay inside the city of WCKD. O’Brien plays out his role in the trilogy as he began, intense and strong.
Scodelario as Teresa is the character everyone loves to hate. With the upset from the second film, it is easy to want to give her character redemption but it might be to late. Poulter as Gally is the surprise as he also ends his time in the maze with a twist.
Clarkson as Ava tries to find a way to create an antibody to the virus that is now inside the city. What hope she has depends on Minho and Clarkson always stands out in every performance she gives. Gillen as Janson is clearly irritated by the fact that he can’t seem to always get what he wants out of life in WCKD. He has the amazing ability to be the perfect bad guy without getting to much flack on him.
Goggins as Lawrence is one jacked up human being yet he still attempts to help the gang get inside the city. Lee as Minho gets the worst end of the deal as the labs want more and more from him. Sangster as Newt truly believes in the friendships that have kept him alive. We have literally watched Sangster grow up in this series of films.
Salazar as Brenda continues to be a strong presence even if she is in the middle of wanting to be on her own and not helping others to being an amazing leader in her own right. Along with Esposito as Jorge, these two characters are trying to be better people while maintaining a rough exterior.
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The Blu-ray and DVD special features includes “Audio Commentary by Director Wes Ball,” “Screenwriter T.S. Nowlin and Producer Joe Hartwick, Jr.,” “Unlocking the Cure: The Final Run,” “Dystopia: The Completed World,” “Allies Reunited,” “A Look Back: The Director’s Journey,” “Deleted & Extended Scenes with Optimal Commentary,” “Going Out on Top,” “Gag Reel,” “Visual Effects Breakdowns” and “Visual Effects Reel with Optional Commentary” and a gallery.
Also included is Movies Anywhere which is just that, the ability to watch anywhere with the App, as well as a digital movie, included.
There is an epic and exclusive 24-page prequel origins comic book written by screenwriter T.S. Nowlin. The trilogy box set is also available that includes an exclusive “Maze Runner” bandana chosen by fans.
“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” brings about the finishing touches to a story that has been filled with twists, turns, intensity, trust issues, friendships, world colliding and a virus that can turn friends into foes and vice versa.
Wrapping everything up means preparing to take on the emotions of characters saying goodbye and smiling knowing that their future is deserved. Grab the popcorn and prepare for a marathon run of the “Maze Runner” trilogy!
In the end – the time for lies is over!