Politicized entry in the horror-movie franchise as public sentiment rises against the Purge and lawless mayhem. Writer and director James DeMonaco has crafted a successful scary vision of the near-future United States where all crime is legal for one night in order to keep the peace the rest of the year. This is the third franchise.
In ‘The Purge: Election Year’ we center on two stories. In one, a store owner Joe (Mykelti Williamson) and his trusted employee Marcos (Joseph Julian Soria) is forced to defend their livelihood. When his “Purge insurance” rates are raised just before the big night. On the other hand, the hero of the last film Leo (Frank Grillo) is now a secret service agent for a presidential candidate Charlotte Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) who lost her family to a Purge attack eighteen years ago and is running on a “stop the Purge” platform. Senator Charlene Roan’s political opponents use the cover of Purge Night to put out a hit on the candidate.
Senator Charlotte Roan and her security guy Leo have been attacked; find themselves on the streets of the capital, where they join forces with a band of independent purge rebels: Joe and his trusted employee Marcos and Laney (Betty Gabriel), who grew up in the neighborhood and now helps operate a covert ambulance service.
The first film ‘The Purge’ did earn $89m worldwide on a $3m budget. The Purge: Anarchy was a much-improved sequel that opened with $29m in July of 2014 and earned $71m domestic (and $111m worldwide) on a $9m budget. The Purge: Election Year earned $118m on a $10m budget and just scored a big win at the box office.
The first “Purge” movie concentrated on the psychological and ethical effects of the annual ritual, then the second, The Purge: Anarchy — the best episode so far — explored its social dimensions and real-world implications. “Election Year” is not as strong as the prior installment. The Purge franchise as a whole remains a vital piece of cultural criticism.
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- Director: James DeMonaco
- Written By: James DeMonaco
- Starring: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Joseph Julian Soria, Betty Gabriel
- Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
- Country: United States, Japan
- Language: English
- In Theaters: 1 July 2016 (USA)
- Runtime: 108 min
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