Here, guys! Welcome back to my blog. Today I will doing a review on the movie The Death Cure which is the third installment in The Maze Runner franchise (read review for the first installment here). I did realize, however, that I have not done a book review on the Death Cure. At least I don’t think I did. It has been at least 3 years since I’ve read The Maze Runner Series so I had to reacquaint myself with the plot by going to Wikipedia. Honestly, as I was reading the plot I barely had any memory of that stuff really happening. So before watching the movie I knew that there was going to be trouble differentiating between what was in the book and what wasn’t. But……well…..let’s go down the list of differences.
1) Pretty much the entire movie was a rescue mission of everybody trying to save Minho from WICKED. Which I damn sure know didn’t happen in the book.
2) Apparently Brenda and Jorge we were working for WICKED the entire time but that didn’t happened in the movie and I’m glad for that.
3) Newt does die by Thomas’ hand because he was infected with the virus. But in the movie he was stabbed in a fight between the two not deliberately shot because Newt asked Thomas to.
4) Teresa dies as well but not by falling rocks from running though the maze but by the collasping WICKED building that the resistance had bombed. Honestly, I accepted her death better in the movie than the book because her death to me was a little too, for lack of a better word, comical. Or juvenile. I mean the whole collapsing building thing was cliche but it worked.
5) In the book the Gladers have to return to the maze to evacuate all the Immunes (people who are immune to the virus) as well as others before the bomb the resistance has planted detonates. This is also when Teresa dies. I thought this was really good turning point in the book but they changed it in the movie. The Immunes still needed to be saved but they were saved by Gally leading them from their cells in the WICKED complex to a bus where Brenda led them to safety.
The ending was pretty much the same with the Immunes retreating to an island called the Safe Haven to start rebuilding. Towards the end of the movie Teresa fashioned a serum out of Thomas’ blood claiming it to be the legitimate cure. Thomas holds the serum in his hand as he looks out over the horizon which gave me a sense of foreboding. I really, really, REALLY, hope they are not planning to make another movie. Just like the Scorch Trials film majority of the movie did not correspond with the book. It was entertaining to watch I’ll give it that.