Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.
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Two years ago, "The Purge: Anarchy" seemed like just another Blumhouse cheapie, a B-movie riff on "Battle Royale" at best. Flash forward to 2016 and "The Purge: Election Year" feels uncomfortably close to Trump's America. It's a shame, then, that this R-rated, ultra-violent exploitation flick strangely chooses to play it safe when it comes to addressing the virulent racism that lies under the surface of our culture.
Another terrific installment in one of the best sociopolitical commentaries currently in American cinema. Very similar to "The Purge: Anarchy" in pace and tone, and continues to amplify the intensity, the stakes, and the political subtext of the event in the best, most rewarding possible way. Can only hope this franchise continues.
Finally the series is over. It was starting to look like a genre action/horror flick. And the first was quite solid, with a surprising premise. Enough to make me come back every time, with hopes of finding some dystopian substance. [edit, user sebekk has corrected me, there will be The Purge IV! why??? Just like Paranormal Activity, why ruin something good that needs no sequels?]
for a threequel its phenomenal, for a onequel its pretty darn decent. killer idea that does a superb job of projecting the insanity of the 2nd amendment in the modern era one tiny step into the future. killer franchise. purge: civil war...bring it on
this is one of most extremely interesting concepts in genre film for quite a while, but at a third film by now it's still a missed opportunity and underdeveloped. it is much better than the previous two, but still not enough to flesh out a great idea that doesn't shine through the script or the uninspired directing. satire is too heavy handed and a film such as this that has zero tension it is a capital sin.