Bullet proof cars. Revenge. Wall street justice. Eighteen wheelers with giant machine guns. Government conspiracies. What else do you people want from a sequel?
I exited the movie theater after watching The Purge: Anarchy with one overarching thought: “This is a franchise.”
The sequel to The Purge delivered much of what I hoped for in its predecessor. Instead of focusing on one family’s struggle during the annual purge, I got to see a glimpse of what’s going down in the streets. And shit is going down in the streets.
When I watch a horror flick I want to laugh, feel nervous, and lose myself in an alternate reality. The Purge: Anarchy was deeply satisfying.
Yes, there were moments when I wanted to strangle some of the characters for their stupidity. There were scenes with a little too much dialogue. And, of course, there is the obvious implication that no one in their right mind would be at work or out buying groceries two hours before commencement of the annual purge. But as I always say, this is horror. We forgive implausible situations because as horror fans we choose to accept the impossible.
I truly hope they keep cranking out more sequels because the concept is fresh and the possibilities are infinite. How would you purge? I’d be breaking all sorts of frivolous laws like cutting off mattress tags before they’re bought. Because I’m a rebel.