3.0 out of 5 starsThe weakest of the series thus far
3 November 2017
Some visually spectacular sequences, primarily in the early stages of the purge, and generally slick production, lift this to a slightly above average viewing experience. A franchise feeling short of ideas
I did not buy the DVD on this site but I did rent it which is why I am leaving a review.
I loved The Purge and liked The Purge: Anarachy. The Purge: Election Year continues in much the same fashion as the first two films. A main story along with some sub-plots.
American citizens are divided. Some believe it is their God given right to purge while others, like senator Roan want to see an end to the night of terror.
Roan, along with others have personal reasons for wanting and end to the night and she vows that if she becomes president the annual purge will end.
I was really happy to see Frank return to his role as Leo. His job is to protect the senator and allow her to make it through the night alive. I think he's a pretty good actor and played a convincing part.
Plus I think with movies like this we need to see returning characters. I would have like to have seen more. I think it really shows the long term effect the purge has on people and the country.
I liked the ending even though it was a little predictable the movie, on the whole is enjoyable and will satisfy your purging needs.
My Husband and I rent quite a few videos from Amazon Instant Video and rented this recently. I actually really liked the first film; The Purge as it was different to other thrillers I had seen but I felt the second film; The Purge Anarchy wasn't as good. This third film was actually okay and worth a watch if you fancy a reasonably decent thriller and I would watch it again so therefore I am giving it its 3 star marking of okay.
This film stars Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet from Lost and Snow Queen from Once Upon A Time if anyone is perhaps wondering where they may know her from) as a Senator in the running for the presidential elections who has vowed if she wins to get rid of the purge. This obviously upsets the foundingfathers who brought about Purge night and they subsequently change the rules that government officials at her ranking and above cannot be targeted on purge night so that they can send hired killers to assassinate her on that purge night. When her home is attacked that evening as part of purge night she has to escape with her head of security and hope to live through purge night until the morning...
As I mentioned above this was an okay film to watch and I would watch it again.