The third instalment of one of my favourite franchise is out and it was everything I expected it to be, plus more.
James DeMonaco is back for the 3rd time as writer and director of The Purge, this time with Election Year, that sadly seems to be set up to be the final movie of the trilogy, hells yea I'm disappointed because even though I tip my hat when they stop with a franchise at its peak before ruining it, I was also looking forward to more anxious filled movies of this series.
The citizen that we follow that don’t want any more senseless purging are Joe who owns a Deli, Marcos a legal Mexican immigrant that works at the Deli and Laney, a customer of the Deli.
We also see one more time Dante Bishop getting involved in the story as the leader of the Anti-Purge rebel group - I guess the little stupid kid of the first movie wasn’t that much of an idiot after all for letting him in the house.
The ‘Yay Purge’ coalition are plentiful as always, the ones that do it for fun, the ones that do it for money and this time we are also introduced to the ones that do it as a holiday sport: The Foreigners (absolutely loved this idea as I am one!).
As we all know from the previous films there’s never winners or losers on Purge night, they all ended up either alive and traumatized or dead, which I guess is the best option in a world that has a Purge night.
I enjoyed every second of this film, there’s plenty of awesome killings, especially one I’m pretty sure you never see in a movie set in the 21st century, new menacing masks, new inventive moments of madness. All the main characters are surprisingly relatable and not a single one of them is annoying, I actually didn’t want any of them to die.
Yes, you guessed right, if the Purge ever becomes a reality (and if you have read Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell you know damn well is very possible) I will be locked in a panic room in the attic of my house... I better start some DIY soon, you know, just in case.