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It’s hard to write a review when honestly speaking, I haven’t seen the first instalment of The Purge. But maybe that’s a good thing. As I’ve read previous Purge reviews and the people who I watched The Purge:Anarchy with, told me that sequel is much better.
I’m not going to lie, I love the original concept of The Purge. It’s creative and intriguing but daunting and terrifying at the same time. It makes you think with the world as crazy as it is, that this concept may come true. For one day in a whole year, the laws against crime will be dropped for 12 hours. The sacrifice of 1 day a year where people can “purge” and release their demons to the 364 days of massively lowered crime rates, maybe it can be possible. It’s courageous, inventive and naughty screen writing at it’s best.
But with a interesting and good storyline not always comes a really great motion picture.
A lot of scenes especially in the beginning of the movie lacked presence and interest. The action scenes were probably the best positives to take out of the movie, however even then the camera angles weren’t great and it was hard to see who was hitting who at times. With lack of character development it was hard for me to connect with any of the characters, and the intimidating masks & face paint (Pointless I may add) and stuck-up pretentious buyers eventually became amusing.
There was a lot of plotholes and in general it was a very predictable storyline. One main question that ran in my head was why them (A question touched on by Frank Gillo “The Sergeant”, who by the way I didn’t even know the name of till the end), as it seems some of the victims were directly targeted by the purgers. I really thought they would’ve touched on this later in the movie, however I’m still waiting. Speaking of Frank Gillo, he plays the part of the mysterious Drive style Ryan Gosling /highly -trained Taken Liam Neeson character well, to me he was the best pick out of the movie.
Overall you are not going to expect a movie that will blow your mind. make you leave wanting to buy the blu-ray or DVD or watch the whole Purge series again. It will sit well with a nice evening with nothing to do, and a Orange Wednesday code to save your money.
Popcorn Taste: 4.5/10
Overcooked with the action. Storyline and characters are not sweet enough to remember.
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