This is what the first purge movie should have been. Shows the people who have to live in the world. Good set pieces and costumes that develop the world. The government is using the purge to systematically kill people in low income neighborhoods, an actual comment on our socieyy that the first movie lacks. Still goes on a bit too long and is corny.
Carpenter have you passed thru this night? I think you have. That truck in flames speeding down that intersection. The 50.cal guy with a Hostel butcher's apron. The Killzone-like army. The serial-killer masks. The Haves purging with the poor, the Have Nots rebelling and sticking together like a family.
You could call it an improvement. You could call it an idea. Deciding it prefers zombie-like action to home invasion, it adapts its premise (and do we really have time to discuss how shamefully dull that is?) to please those who confuse revenge with adequation, which is to say pleasure with justice, Hobbes with Capitalism. Basically stupid, but even more disheartening in execution, which is somehow pretentious.
La note de passage pour ce 2e film de la série The Purge. Film d'action normal, avec un background et une histoire un peu plus développée que dans le premier film de la série. Le côté "les pauvres prennent conscience qu'ils et elles victimes de la Purge et commençent à se révolter" est intéressant, mais reste très limité.
a rare breed, a sequel better than the original. the 1st was stuck in a single location, prob due to budget restrictions but this outing gets the bucks to dig deeper into the potential of the idea and explores u.s obsessions such as gun control, inequality and government oppression - not bad for a thrill ride horror