They say that facts don’t change people’s minds, feelings do. You can make an air-tight logical argument and back it with facts but it will never sway people as much as a meme on Twitter. Maze Runner: The Death Cure understands this and rather than spend time and energy on plot logistics, simply goes for the emotional core and drives from there. As nonsensical as the plot is, as contrived the situations, Maze Runner: The Death Cure is exciting. Sure I had to work to suspend my disbelief, rolled my eyes so often I was worried my face would stick that way, but still it was a good time. Read more
There must be something freeing about writing a post apocalypse movie. Things are simpler. Freer. You wouldn’t have to worry about traffic cams, or being broke, or having a job. Relationships, too, are largely uncomplicated – there’s good guys and bad guys and it’s pretty easy most of the time to tell them apart. The world of Maze Runner: Scorch Trials has had not one but two apocalypses (apocalypse?) – the sun has burned most of the land to desert and there’s been a deadly virus to boot.