The Purge: Election Year (2016) Review

Rating: 5 / 10

From the guy that brought you (directed and wrote) the last two The Purge movies. Comes the third one that doesn’t bring nothing new.

Plot: Years after sparing the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

Starring:

  • Frank Grillo as Leo Barnes
  • Elizabeth Mitchell as Senator Charlie Roan
  • Mykelti Williamson as Joe Dickson
  • Joseph Julian Soria as Marcos
  • Betty Gabriel as Laney Rucker
  • Terry Serpico as Earl Danzinger
  • Raymond J. Barry as Caleb Warrens
  • Edwin Hodge as Dante Bishop
  • Kyle Secor as Minister Edwidge Owens
  • Liza Colón-Zayas as Dawn

Directed by: James DeMonaco

Written by: James DeMonaco

Well I was really hoping that this movie will be something better than the last one. The first The Purge was great because it offered something new and interesting. But the second one was really boring and didn’t bring nothing new (just running outside the house) and the third one, from the trailers, looked much better and it might be more interesting. But I was wrong.

It did the same thing as did the second one. Being boring. Just running around the city and trying to survive – with trying also to end The Purge and adding politics (big progress). What did I expect when you bring back the same director and the same writer (it’s the same guy)? You won’t get nothing new. This movie is mostly action orientated not horror. I really don’t like when they say there will be scary parts in the movie. There weren’t. There were just few things that looked disturbing and that’s all – that is not horror. Action also can be disturbing.

The movie brought a lot of stereotypes in it. It showed how the high class white people are corrupt and bad. And how good are the poor low class people. The dark-skinned characters are full of stereotypes- it was not that good to see it on the screen. It felt offensive and I think that a lot of people got offended by this movie. But don’t worry there are more stereotypes in the movie. Just don’t do that on the fourth part of the movie. Maybe there might be a fourth one.

I think I bashed the movie too much but now the positive things – the three things that I did enjoy in this movie – and it was Frank Grillo performance, the action scenes and the atmosphere the movie made. The performance from Frank Grillo is the same as in The Purge: Anarchy – he still is the same guy – killing, surviving and keeping somebody alive. But still he is the best part of the movie. The second thing I enjoyed was the action scenes. There weren’t that much of them but when they were, the action was interesting. Especially when somebody got shot. That’s why it was rated R – it made the action look good. The last thing I enjoyed was the atmosphere what the movie made. It really felt disturbing sometimes and few shots looked really beautiful.

Overall – if you enjoyed The Purge: Anarchy, you will enjoy The Purge: Election Year. It has almost everything that the last part had with but with full mode on stereotypical things. If you love bloody action (but not too much) and a disturbing atmosphere you will enjoy the movie. Give it a go and say your thoughts about it.

As of August 4, 2016, The Purge: Election Year has grossed $78.7 million in North America and $20.3 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $99 million, against a budget of $10 million.

For more information, check out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4094724/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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