The Death Cure -Family Watch


Rating: PG-13

Language: We do get some mild language and at least one more use of the finger.

Sex/Romance: Still no sex, just some weird romance-but-not-really.

Violence/Gore: Yes, although there isn't an excessive amount of either in this movie.

Music: Nothing blew me out of the water.

Did I feel the need to leave the lights off and sit in silence afterward? : No, but I did go off and sulk for a while.

Thoughts: I am no longer allowed to watch book-to-movie conversions with my parents. Apparently, I ruined the viewing experience for them. I don't even know why I got so upset. It wasn't like this was my favorite book series of all time or anything, it was just something that I had enjoyed growing up and still found some fun in.

Anyway, I was especially pissed at several things:

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Teresa was never actually on WICKED's side in the original trilogy. This seemed to go completely against her character.

Thomas didn't just oh whoops accidentally kill Newt. He made a choice. Newt begged him to kill him before he turned full Crank and in the end Thomas finally made the choice to follow his wishes. It was tragic, and the second of the two deaths in the series that actually affected me. (The first was Ben in the first book.)

THERE WAS NO CURE. I cannot begin to explain how upset I was by that change. Thomas didn't have magic blood. If he did how come they didn't find that out in their myriad of tests on the subjects??? In the books Chancellor Paige helps the Immunes escape through a flat-trans to some unknown place that seems too good to be real (and it is not resolved whether or not it is real or good or if everything really is over or not). And this was done because the Chancellor and perhaps some others as well had finally acknowledged that they would never find or create a cure and the only hope left was for immune people to be protected so they could carry on for humanity after everyone else Cranked out and eventually died. THERE WAS NO HOPE FOR THE NON-IMMUNE.

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In the End: 2 out of 5 stars for the book to movie conversion. At least they kinda tried to bring it back to the book a tiny bit here at the end.

My dad (who hasn't read the books) gave this movie 3 out of 5 stars. He enjoyed the movie, but felt there were a few times the plot dragged and had a couple other little things that bugged him as well.

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