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Set for release on January 26, 2018, the last chapter in the Maze Runner trilogy, The Death Cure, has released a trailer. The last movie focuses on the hero of the series, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) leading the group of “Gladers” on “their final and most dangerous mission yet.”  As the synopsis goes, “To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all.  Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.”

The Maze Runner series came out of a set of popular teen sci-fi books set in a dystopian future. The movies have done reasonably well at the box office, grossing about $660 million or so worldwide in the prior two incarnations, released in 2014 and 2015. The series, by author James Dashner, was adapted by T.S. Nowlin. All three movies have been directed by Wes Ball, in his only film credits. In addition to O’Brien, the series stars Kaya Scodelario as Teresa, Patricia Clarkson as Ava Paige, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Will Brodie is also supposed to return for the finale. Giancarlo Esposito also stars, as Jorge.

Check out the trailer below, which in the 2:30 runtime promises more fast-paced action outside the original maze than the first two. A voiceover by Clarkson introduces the peril. Maze Runner is distributed by 20th Century Fox and will open the new year as one of the first big tent movies of the year. Still, although it has enjoyed strong numbers abroad, critical and audience reception states’ side has been mixed to tepid. It certainly has not done Hunger Game numbers

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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age, and has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film 'The Lost Weekend' is pure coincidence

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