1 hour 45 minutes
Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gifford
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – In the not too distant future, we’ll be urged to purge our bottled up frustrations during one night a year of legalized murder and mayhem. I hate to say It but this seconds in the series called “The Purge: Anarchy”, actually grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go.
It’s repulsive exploitation that’s quite the crowd-pleaser.
A diverse group of potential victims huddle together on the mean streets of Los Angeles completely at the mercy of homicidal crazies and what’s worse, upper class psychopaths hungry for thrills.
But of course there’s always one well meaning man on a mission the terrified can turn to.
The social satire is never as strong as the violence, but considering the sort of movie this is, we’re lucky to even get a watered down warning of a thinly veiled ultra-conservative philosophy taking control in just a few years.
Since there’s not one big name or familiar face on screen, the producers had more money to pour into the non-stop violence.
“The Purge: Anarchy” should disturb you enough to reluctantly make for a gripping night at the movies, that I’m sorry to say is good enough for three stars.
In the next sequel and there will be another sequel, Instead of being limited to just one night, the purge could go on every other weekend.