It's been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.
At the end of Trailer #1 there is a saying from a previous character "Think of all the good The Purge does" that is said by Mary Sandin (Lena Heady) from the first Purge. See more »
When Charlie & Leo leave the house, Leo takes down a few guys who are then unconscious.
After that Leo gets shot in the shoulder by the sniper who is then blown up.
One of the unconscious guys later wakes up and tells the mercenaries Leo was hit in the shoulder.
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The idea of The Purge seems to be more real in today's society than ever before, what with the meme's going around and all the negative talk surrounding Politics. So, naturally, Universal had to create a movie titled "The Purge: Election Year" to showcase what The Annual Purge would like in that time. I really enjoyed this movie but, I really enjoyed the first two as well and the overall idea of this movie hasn't changed from film to film. Yes, their are different characters and slightly different plot lines but, for the most part what happens on Purge night stays the same. People die horrible and terrible deaths.
The one thing I did absolutely love about this movie are the characters, however, I'm not talking about the main characters but rather the random people roaming the streets looking for others to kill. These characters are absolutely psychotic with the way they talk, laugh, smile, etc., and I have to say every single one of them was brilliant. I don't think psychotic is an easy part to play but they all made me feel scared. If I was on the street with any of them I would want to run away and I think that's the way the characters in these types of films should make you feel.
In terms of watching the film from beginning to end the plot did increase in suspense as the film went on and ended with an ending I was definitely not expecting. However, aside from the suspense I felt like I was watching the first and second Purge all over again with minor changes and that is the reason I gave this film a six. I do understand that it is difficult to make the plot more complex with the story line is so simple so, you just have to take The Purge for what it is.
Overall, if you are a film watcher who likes diversity within a series I would not recommend seeing this movie in theaters. For all you film watchers who loved the first two, like myself, I would recommend going to see this movie in a heartbeat. However, please leave your little ones at home, I had a three year old sitting next to me, and it wasn't mine, who was crying because they were so scared!
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