Action


The Maze Runner: The Death Cure


MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Action
Runtime:
142 mins
Stars:
Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Rosa Salazar, Kaya Scodelario, Walton Goggins, Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito
Director:
Wes Ball
Producer:
Wyck Godfrey, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lee Stollman

Content at a Glance

1
Sex

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
4
Language

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
3
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
2
Drugs

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
1
Nudity

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
2
Other

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


a couple kisses

Language


strong language throughout including multiple uses of gd, j, sh*t, d, da*mit, h.

Violence


several shootings; some characters are killed; bodies seen in streets; explosions; fighting and punching and kicking; people shot in back and stomach, and bullet wounds are seen with blood.

Drugs


drugs are used to put a few characters into a hallucination state of mind; the drinking of alcohol in a scene

Nudity


mild cleavage; shirtless man

Other


tension between characters


Trailer



Synopsis

Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the "Flare."


Movie Message

The Maze Runner: The Death Cureis the third installment in this movie trilogy and brings the story to an action-packed and bombastic conclusion. The return of a character from the first movie and some unexpected twists add a few surprises in this concluding film. In addition, not everyone survives the battle between WCKD and its brazen soldier and the heroes that stand up to them. For movie-goers that are unaware, WCKD stands for World In Catastrophe: Killzone Experiment Department, which is abbreviated to WICKED or WCKD in the movie. It is an organization that was originally formed to find a cure for the virus that is plaguing the world, turning people into zombie-like creatures. But now WCKD is determined to find a cure for only a select group.

The movie is to be commended for the sacrifices—even ultimate sacrifices—that some characters make in order to save others. And it also does a good job in showing, by the actions of a particular female character, that people can change or atone for past mistakes and make it right. Regrettably, as in the previous two installments, the violence level and use of continual strong language prevents us from awarding the film our Dove Seal. For those that have followed the first two movies, this one will leave them with a bittersweet feeling of loss but at the same time a satisfying conclusion as the story is resolved in a very clear manner.

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