Hi everyone, Bryan Here…
A year later, we are out on the scary and violent streets rather than in the confines of a big home with the sequel to last year’s big box office hit ‘The Purge‘ with ‘The Purge: Anarchy‘. Writer/Director James DeMonaco concocted a brilliant and chaotic story where we are set in the very near future where the U.S. constitution is done away with and a few select people were put in charge and called The Founding Fathers. These Founding Fathers re-wrote a new constitution that added in a new law where once a year for a twelve hour period, everyone was entitled to “Purge”, where all forms of crime were legal, including rape and murder.
This class system undertone has a little more meat to it, but it’s so over-the-top, that it becomes unbelievable and very laughable. Once again, if DeMonaco just stuck with the actual ‘Purge’ event, the film would be much better, because the scenes where our group is being terrorized and attacked is genuinely frightening. Is ‘The Purge 2: Anarchy‘ better than the first film? Yes, it is, but take it all with a grain of salt.
2.5 out of 5 Stars
– Bryan Kluger
P.S. – CLICK HERE to watch our interview with actor Zach Gilford on ‘The Purge 2: Anarchy‘!