Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bi-monthly Movie review: Purge: Anarchy

It's that time again folks. Here I am going to discuss movies that we won't be talking about on the show ("Dawn of the Planet of The Apes" WILL be covered on air).

For this bi-monthly pic, I chose "Purge: Anarchy", the sequel to the really bad "The Purge". The concept is interesting, where crime is at an all-time low due to an annual free-for-all called the purge. The free for all allows all (well, 99.9%) crime to be legal. So on one day out of the year, people go out and shoot the cows, burn the houses and rape the women. Then, they all get drunk and shoot the houses, burn the women and rape the cows (not really, but I think that's funny). Of course, since this is the good old USA (in the future) people who don't want to participate don't have to.

In this movie (which focuses on a few different people as opposed to only one family in the predecessor) they still keep the concept of the original but try to make it more interesting and believable with more fleshed out characters. Another difference is that in the original the story was about a which white family whereas in this one, it was more about the middle (or even sometimes poor) class.

I thought the movie was ok, as it kinda petered out around the third act (as well as the resolution) of the film. The thing that most resonated with me is that this felt like a "Punisher" reboot (you'll have to watch the movie to get that reference). So If you like the previous Punisher movies (which I thought two of the three were decent), then this one is for you. Otherwise, go see "The Raid" (and its superior sequel "The Raid 2) if you want tons of action and killing.

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