The Purge: Election Year

100 Movies before we move: #64

Emmy says:
Really enjoyed the religious aspect to this film. I’m glad this idea is being explored in multiple directions. Less gore and more costumes, including gold plated firearms. 8/10.

Jeff says:
The first film was a home invasion story; the second was a urban war zone. This film zooms out further to be a religio-political action thriller. This series does an excellent job of showing the problem with people expecting to “get theirs”. When everyone is out for their rights, and not thinking of their responsibilities to society, it breaks down. All too scarily real. As much as I like political thrillers, this one lagged a little. The series is about the day itself – the more than it’s outside that 12 hours the harder it is to maintain tension. 7/10.