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?]
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.