Coming off the most successful film in the series, "The Purge: Election Year," creator James DeMonaco (writer/director of "The Purge," "The Purge: Anarchy" and "The Purge: Election Year") returns alongside the producers of this worldwide phenomenon: Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum ("Insidious" series, "Get Out," "Split"), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Ouija" series, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"), and DeMonaco's longtime production partner, Sebastien K. Lemercier ("Assault on Precinct 13," "Four Lovers").
A Nation Reborn. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.. The First Purge Wiki
As I read a good amount of the reviews I’ve noticed that most of them are given a score due to people’s political stands on the movie. Personally I watched this movie and with all of the political garbage aside I feel this movie had a very underwhelming execution. I like the idea showing how the purge started and the backstory but when it came to its overly dramatic action sequences the realism went to a zero. The movie feels very predictable and has moments that make the viewer rip their hair out due to the stereotypical “horror movie’s dumb choices.” This movie then feels even more unrealistic-even for a purge movie- when just one drug dealer takes down a supposedly “professional task force” filled with elite ex-military members. This caused a lot of those “Yeah right” and “like that’s going to happen” moments. Then to top it off (slight spoiler alert) when the main character shoots a electronic style explosive and the device actually explodes, with no damage to the building. If the movie would have focused more on creating a good plot and put more time into developing a quality film instead of a political message, this movie could have been good. But you can’t help but be forced to watch all the obvious and subliminal political messages and thus causing a very biased movie.
The movie offers a good explanation into why and how they started the purge. Acting wasn’t the best and action was a bit unbelievable but over all a good addition to the franchise. While some may point to what they deem political, it’s a movie and they needed to create a backdrop to what happens in future of the fictional world and of course the other three movies all had the main concept... an ultra right wing nationalist government trying to disenfranchise minorities and the lower income, people taking offense may need to re-evaluate their own political affiliation before they rate a movie a 1 star.
I had only started the movie and got he second the action started it was boring. Don’t waste your money on this movie
My least favorite in this series. The TV show was better.
It went from a series with semi-subtle jabs at oligarchy and a government controlled society to an in your face social statement that lost its entertainment value and drove fans away. I do believe there is a problem with gun violence and police brutality and killings in the US but to reflect that every white person is out to kill every black person is insulting and pushing the boundary too far.
Purge movies have never been mind blowing to me.so just like the other 2 it’s just something to watch on a lazy day.
This movie has brought more backstory into the Purge series and not only that I thought this movie went amazingly well. So yeah this movie was fantastic.
I love the series and was excited for this. Please skip it. Please just skip it.
The last 3 did not fail to dissapoint and so I went in with high hopes. Unfortunately this one tried way too hard to be political and not offend anyone. Hopefully they learn from this fail.
I love the Purge movies but the first Purge was horrble.
I almost fell asleep watching this movie.
I think that this movie was amazing and it was perfectly made