The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to summer 2013’s sleeper hit that opened to No. 1 at the box-office, sees the return of writer/director James DeMonaco to craft the next terrifying chapter of dutiful citizens preparing for their country’s yearly 12 hours of anarchy.
My Opinion: When watching The Purge last year, I thought that it introduced some interesting concepts, but didn’t do enough to explore them. Fortunately, The Purge: Anarchy does a solid job expanding the worldview of a future America where violence reigns with religious fervor for one night each year. Taking the action to the streets and including multiple families lets the film dig more into the sociopolitical ramifications of laws that unfairly target the “undesirables” in a society. The dialogue is still unforgivably clunky, though; hopefully another sequel will see a new writer brought on board.