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The Purge: Election Year movie review: soylent green is Donald Trump!

26 August 2016 4:04 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A few hints of stagnation aside, this franchise remains a terrifyingly trenchant dystopia. A brutal vision of an America not far removed from our own. I’m “biast” (pro): love the previous films

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I can’t figure out why the Purge movies haven’t been more successful. Oh, they’ve done fine financially, particularly thanks to their very low budgets. Election Year reportedly cost only $10 million to produce (and that’s many multiples of the budgets of the first two films), which is pocket change in Hollywood, and has grossed more than $100 million worldwide, and it’s only just opening today in the UK, so it will add to that tally. But they don’t seem to have had much cultural impact, which is odd seeing how this franchise continues to be one of »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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