The Purge is on for a 3rd and, potentially, last time if presidential nominee Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) has anything to say about it. When the people within high society hear of this, they send out a team of assassins to take her out on the deadliest night of the year.
The Purge: Election Year is doing something new that they haven’t done in the previous two films, bring a character back. Frank Grillo is reprising his role as Sergeant from The Purge Anarchy. This time, though, he’ll be tasked with keeping alive the one woman who could end The Purge, forever.
I’m usually not into horror films or anything of the sort. However, I really liked the first two Purge films. I also love that they’re bringing back Grillo! In fact, that’s what most people are cheering about. What makes the Purge so popular is that it’s unlike most horror films. There isn’t anything supernatural, nothing anyone could’ve avoided. Instead, this is a dystopian society that encourages death and crime for one night and everyone, including those not involved, are completely ok with it. It adds in political, sociological elements while death and destruction happen all around.
It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.
The Purge: Election Year begins July 1st, 2016.
What do you think of The Purge: Election Year?