The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

The Purge, released in 2013 promised a lot and delivered very little. Whilst offering some interesting ideas about class warfare and prejudice it never quite lived up to its interesting premise.

The Purge is a night that takes place once a year where society is allowed to purge itself of its sins and frustrations, with all crime being made legal for one night.

The problem with the first film was that it chose to take place in one location as opposed to exploring the streets and letting the potential anarchy run riot on screen.

As the title of the second film may suggest that is exactly what we get here. The film takes place on the streets and whilst continuing to explore social inequality actually indulges its audience with the violence and anarchy that the first one promised us with.

The Purge: Anarchy is one of the rare horror sequels that actually expands the universe it is based in effectively. Providing us with a good old fashioned exploitation flick that delivers all the violence and anarchy you’d expect.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s