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Friday, July 18, 2014

Movie Review: The Purge: Anarchy

The Purge: Anarchy
R, 1 hr. 44 min.
Directed By: James DeMonaco
Written By: James DeMonaco
In Theaters: Jul 18, 2014 Wide
Universal Pictures - Official Site
The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to summer 2013's sleeper hit that opened to No. 1 at the box-office, sees the return of writer/director James DeMonaco to craft the next terrifying chapter of dutiful citizens preparing for their country's yearly 12 hours of anarchy. Returning alongside DeMonaco to produce The Purge: Anarchy are Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series), 
alongside S├ębastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th). (c) Uniersal

Normally sequels fail misery in light of the original. For the first Purge movie that would be near impossible unless the sequel was a blank screen for two hours. I was so angry I could have sued the makers of the movie. So when I heard there was another Purge movie coming out I wrote it off.

After seeing the trailers I decided that maybe it was worth a second shot.

Purge: Anarchy surpassed my wildest dreams! Not only did it make up for the first one but then some! Like a comeback made in heaven the sequel has earned a place in my top five movies of all time.

The whole movie is cleverly written with moments that make you jump out of your skin sprinkled within. The annual purge is generally regarded as a good thing and the redemption of a nation. After five annual purges things aren’t so cheery. It’s starting to look less like a way for a nation to ‘purge’ themselves of violence and more like a clever form of population control.

The rich stock up on protection and even buy victims while the poor are left defenseless and even targeted by their loving government. When a group of rebels decides they’ve had enough things get bloody.

An unlikely hero learns that love and forgiveness are far better than revenge. He helps a group of unfortunate people and breaks the ‘rule’ of the purge “don’t be a hero”. The ending is full of instant karma, good one liners and a whole lot of rich a-holes shot to bloody hell.

Do yourself a favor and don’t see the first one, but go see the second one right this second!

Just remember how much good the purge does.

5 "purging" Sheep

guest reviewer: Ren Stogner


  1. That's funny, I really liked the first one so was already looking forward to this one.

  2. Totally agree with you about the first one, so makes it easier to want to see the second after your review!!! Great job, will definitely be seeing it

    1. my daughter is 18 and a lover of horror movies especially the slasher kind. I don't care for slashers so I am glad she is willing to review them for us!