The Purge: Anarchy (2014)


Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on the annual Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs during the deadly 12-hour period.

REVIEW: After the claustrophobic, personal, home invasion first Purge movie, the sequel, The Purge: Anarchy, opens up to show us the world at large during the annual Purge, having us follow multiple groups of people that get stuck out in the thick of it, in the streets, during Purge night and must team up and work together to get to safety and survive the night. And holy Jesus Christ, this movie is insane.


This is the movie most people wanted the first one to be, and while I was perfectly fine with the smaller home invasion aspect of the first movie to start out, I'm glad we got this much bigger, much more insane, world building story for the sequel. Everything about this is just crazy and wild, and you'll find yourself saying 'Holy Shit....' multiple times during it. The subtitle for this movie is 100% accurate for the shit you're about to witness during this (what can only be described as) visual amusement park ride.

Frank Grillo is the stand out performance here, even if he does play it rather one-note during most of the movie. He's using Purge Night to take revenge on the guy that caused a car accident that killed his child...until he comes across the group of helpless people stuck out on the streets and realizes he has to get them to safety. Grillo is always entertaining in everything he does and this movie is no exception.


We also got more creepy masks, more insane deaths, plot twists that hint at something bigger going on, and a fantastic cameo by 'The Stranger' from the first movie. I honestly can't find anything about this one to complain about or that bothers me. It was the logical next step in the franchise after the first movie, and it pays off gloriously with its utter insanity.

10/10 rooms in the Psych Ward

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