The Purge Election Year Review: Slight Improvement And Entertaining For All Fans Of The Franchise
Oh how the Purge franchise continues to make headlines in the entertainment world, even if it’s interesting concept that can possibly happen in the future. The first one was more of a prologue to what people do on Purge night. The second goes from a different angle of five survivors doing whatever it takes to survive, and having a rebel alliance go against it. Now the third movie, well, it’s an engaging/entertaining movie for all fans of the franchise.
The movie starts with a young Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) seeing the death of this family on Purge night, and she grows up into a senator, running for president against the founding fathers on a mission to end this tradition. Accompany by the Sergeant (Frank Grillo), who survived the night and is an agent protecting Roan along with others, it all or nothing for them to go through the same annual night yet again.
Pretty much the same concept applies in this movie, but with more action and humor. The movie itself shows ridiculous mindsets of individuals going insane psychologically on this annual night, even if it’s scary to see. It’s almost like a ticktock bomb waiting to be unleashed over the hate on another person due to stupid minor problems.
As in the second one, the Sergeant gets across other survivors, who are battling psychopaths as well. This group bought humor to the film, making it much more entertaining than the past two. There was much bickering with one another of pride and doing the right thing other than working together, which slowly happened throughout the film. But as far as soundtrack and pacing of the movie, it was solid, not over the top.
The score matched with most scenes and pacing wise, it didn’t feel boring. The audience will be engaged from start to finish. Most of the cinematography takes a slight improvement as it actually gets excellent shots pertaining to the mood of the characters corresponding with their surroundings. Still it could have been better if we saw more time of the characters developing chemistry and possibly see other individuals going against one another.
Overall, would an average person watch a movie that can happen in the future? Probably not. But would a diehard Purge or horror fan spend money on the third one? Absolutely. The movie itself displays the concept of one night being the must-watch event of killing taking it to another level. You won’t be disappointed nor satisfy by the end of the film. However, it will question your motives on where the franchise is heading if a fourth movie is in the makings.