The Purge: Election Year
Overall 6

The Purge: Election Year As a third installment in the Purge Series, screen writer and co-producer James DeMonaco has finally created a movie that truly seems to embrace his original theme in the form of a political horror film. It’s “election year” and Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) is a front runner as a Presidential ..

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The Purge: Election Year

The Purge: Election Year

As a third installment in the Purge Series, screen writer and co-producer James DeMonaco has finally created a movie that truly seems to embrace his original theme in the form of a political horror film.

It’s “election year” and Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) is a front runner as a Presidential candidate who wants to abolish Purge night after witnessing her entire family murdered when she was a teen. With a real shot of winning the election, Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) has been assigned as head of security to protect the Senator during the 12 hour purge that allows all crime to be deemed legal, including murder.

The New Founding Fathers who originally created the Purge are determined to put a stop to the Senator and devise a plan to abduct and kill her. On the flip side, there is also an underground radical group who are on the hunt to kill and destroy the founding fathers.

Due to a breach in the Senator’s security team, she and Leo both find themselves fending for their lives on the murderous, purging streets of Washington DC. They meet up with local small business, deli owner, Joe Dixon (Mykelti Williamson) who has been forced to defend his shop from purgers because he lost his purge insurance a day prior. Dixon soon finds himself part of a small team helping keep the Senator alive.

Overall, The Purge is a successful “horror” film, with lots of gruesome murder scenes and several humorous one liners. Election Year finally comes closer to exploring the original premise of cleaning up the country through murdering the poor and homeless (including some controversial church murder scenes and racist humor), but still falls a tad short.
6/10

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