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The Purge: Anarchy [2014] delivers the stuff viewers so desperately yearned for from the first installment, to witness the utter destruction and mayhem brought upon by this so-called purge. So, we’ll have to go without Ethan Hawke this time around (it’s a shame). Instead, Frank Grillo will play leading man with supporting smart-ass comments coming from Matt Seracen himself, Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights fame, for transparency).

There’s a new rag-tag bunch of unfortunate individuals that somehow get stranded in the middle of the killing fields at the worst possible time, ever. Instead of following a particular family we meet several characters (mother and daughter from the poor side of town, separated white couple and a man on a murderous mission who decides to take the role of their bodyguard and protector).

In this sequel, you’ll find out a lot more about the context. How do people from different class divisions manage with it all and reasoning behind the government’s being a-okay with the entire thing (not buying this)? Apparently, the day of the purge is an absolute necessity for human beings. Therefore, bad luck to those unlucky enough to get stuck outside. It’s not an ideal situation, as anyone with two brain cells can ascertain. But…but… the unemployment rate is at an all-time low! It’s a science fiction so any attempts to delve any deeper into this analysis is futile.

Meaningless violence and poor character development, this movie is for you. In all honesty, it's an enjoyable watch. The acting is by no means strong but the situations the characters get stuck in and the madness that goes on around them is eventful and ensures horror movie fans stay interested. Annoying self-righteous teenager Cali (played by Zoë Soul) is the daughter of the main character. Cali is grating and unlikable, so much in fact that I hoped she’d feel the wrath of this annual cleanse. By the end of the film you probably will too.

 

Part 2 gives more context. 
A fascinating sci-fi idea about a dystopian future.

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The Purge: Anarchy
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