Monday, November 28, 2016


The Purge: Election Year (The Purge 3) Movie Review

Another year, another Purge night, another politically overbearing Purge film. Just as in the first two movies of this franchise, those dastardly, rich, white Republicans are out to kill all minorities and liberals. There's lots of violence. Lots of blood. Lots of people in masks acting "crazy". Lots of scenes thrown in to make the audience go "Ooooh!". There's Bubba from Forrest Gump.

"Hey Marcos. Have you ever been on a real shrimp boat?"

What separates this from the other two films is how completely ridiculous it is. Our lead mercenary, a guy who looks like a demented Anthony Michael Hall, has a Rebel flag patch on his jacket--another has a "white power" patch. Yeah, the political message here is even less subtle than in the second movie. If you are a fan of slow motion action, you will love this one--I personally hate it, and it gave the movie a very cheesy 80s action movie vibe. The actions of our heroes are absolutely inexplicably stupid at times. The ending is predictable, as boring as one could imagine, and complete with, yes, slow motion. The acting is more brutal than the violence throughout, and the theme truly becomes a parody of itself. The movie is a classic example of all sight, no substance, and the ending hints at this being the final chapter of this franchise--though we all know there are enough rich white people getting richer off this series to kill it now.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 3

The Purge: Election Year Movie Trailer

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