Series exit disappoints
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (12)
The young adult trilogy comes to a close in decent fashion – but a long way off its ace first chapter.
A predominately young cast continue to do good work, supplemented by a sinister Aidan Gillen and carefree Giancarlo Esposito. But the story drags, callbacks to the first flick feel forced and an open climax underwhelms.
Having made a good fist of resurrecting the Saw series with Jigsaw, The Spierig Brothers don’t do such a grand job with their haunted house movie.
That’s despite landing Helen Mirren, whose fraught heiress is the best thing in this turgid affair. More boring than scary, it plods along with little urgency or interest.