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Sunday movie: Maze Runner: The Death Cure what you need to know

10/11/2018

The trilogy was directed by Wes Ball and include The Maze Runner in 2014 and The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in 2015. The third installment was made on a budget of $62m and generated more than $288m at the box office.

If you haven't seen the first two films in the instalment, you still have enough time to catch up over the weekend before The Death Cure airs on Sunday evening at 20:05.

Here's what you need to know.

Plot The Gladers are on their final mission, and it will prove to be their most dangerous one yet. With Thomas set to lead them, the team must save their friends and break into the legendary Last City - a deadly WCKD controlled labyrinth - Those who survive will get answers to the questions that the Gladers have been asking since the first film.

WATCH: The Death Cure Trailer

Review It should be noted that The Death Cure, like its predecessors, focuses on the women in the story, with Scodelario being lauded for her portrayal of Teresa. Salazar is described as a welcome presence in what has been a heavily male-led franchise.

Despite the complexity of the storyline, that sometimes distracts from the main characters' mission, The Death Cure is the best in the trilogy by far. The movie is a bit redundant in places, but there are a few spectacular moments along the way.

The opening sequence is superbly filmed and starts with just enough kick-ass action to keep you glued to your seat. It almost makes up for the plot holes, longwindedness and other slight irritations.

One of the highlights of the film is also Thomas Brodie-Sangster's portrayal of Newt. He received critical acclaim, and his story arc plays out beautifully. Book fans will approve.

Image credit: 2ser The main cast and characters Thomas (portrayed by Dylan O'Brien)

Thomas, originally named Stephen, is a Glader. He is the main protagonist and joins the others in the maze where his former colleague, Theresa Agnes joins him later.

Teresa (Kaya Scodelario)

Originally named Deedee, Theresa is one of the main protagonists and worked for WCKD before being thrown in the maze.

Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster)

He was Runner and Alby's second-in-command in the first film. Before going to the Maze, Newt was separated from his sister after WCKD agents stormed their home.

Brenda (Rosa Salazar)

Brenda joined the gang during the Scorch Trails and is a member of the Immunes. She formed a close bond with Thomas.

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