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Friday, July 18, 2014
The Purge 2: Anarchy Movie Review (2014)
The Good: This original storyline gets expanded on a much broader basis. We are given a much deeper look into the moral dilemmas that the "Purge" creates on society as a whole. One thing that is for sure is that the level of suspense will grip you for about 95% of the movie. There's always a sense of danger, even when you think it's safe. A nice little bonus is how the movie pays homage to The Purge 1 with an interesting surprise cameo. Probably one of the best aspects of this movie is the different level, or class, of "Purgers" you encounter. The various motives and beliefs about how people feel about the Purge will be rather thought provoking. Last thing, Frank Grillo seems to be making his mark, and plays this role quite nicely.
The Bad: Just like in the previous film prepare to be utterly annoyed with the unrealistic stupidity from...and i hate to say it...the stereotypical female characters. You know the type. The females that conveniently trip ONLY when danger is about. The female characters that scream at the WORST possible times, or the ones that simply talk too much rather than actually doing something to deal the situation at hand. It can be maddening at some points in the film. There are some points in the movie that are just a tad bit predictable, but they're so minor it won't matter.
The Reason: After the previous Purge film, many people criticized it for being too focused only on one particular family. Well this time those criticisms have been addressed, and I think that this sequel delivered. I would definitely say that this is worth the watch in the theaters because it continues an already unique storyline. Even though it's not necessary to watch it for this movie, I'd still recommend watching the first Purge movie. (You'll miss the guest cameo if you haven't seen the previous film) If you're still hesitant on watching this after checking out the trailer, at least check it out as a matinee to save a few dollars. Stay safe everyone!
The Rating: 8/10