The Purge: Anarchy2014
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Critic Consensus: Gritty, grisly, and uncommonly ambitious, The Purge: Anarchy represents a slight improvement over its predecessor, but it's still never as smart or resonant as it tries to be.
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Critic Reviews for The Purge: Anarchy
I'm completely on board with the horror action, but this sequel really points out the glaring thematic flaws.
A nasty little B-picture, unashamed of its exploitation roots.
The action sequences are well judged throughout. But we never get any closer to understanding which end of the fence the film-makers sit at.
The Purge films are the kind of lean, clever exploitation pics that you could imagine Roger Corman making in an earlier era.
Flickers of dread materialise - care of those one-percenters co-opting the event for entertainment - though again we're mostly in second gear.
Audience Reviews for The Purge: Anarchy
Great premise and all, the first "Purge" was essentially a throwaway thriller that never did it's initial hook any justice. That only makes how well made and entertaining "The Purge: Anarchy" is all the more refreshing. It's ambitions for what is essentially a well made, thought provoking, B- movie actioner are more than commendable - it actually succeeds at most of them. Featuring at least a handful of memorable set pieces and a solid antihero in Frank Grillo, "The Purge: Anarchy" is a sequel that dwarfs it's predecessor.
I enjoyed the first "Purge", but this one takes it a step further and really improves on the premise. Here we get to see the Purge in the streets, and how the rich actually Purge. It's very interesting, and in a lot of ways, exactly how this would go down if it were real(which if you ask Brad Oches, he hopes it becomes a reality). The only real complaint I had about this is the lack of deaths and real horror. Just like the first film, this isn't so much a horror movie as it is an action-thriller. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but the premise can really open up for some good horror, that it hasn't tapped into yet. Having said that, I liked it a lot, especially Frank Grillo's character. Definitely worth a watch.
Maybe the key is to set the expectations low here.
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|Sergeant:||Look at me, you get over that fence you run. You don't stop, you run for your life, you understand? you don't fucking wait for me!|
|Big Daddy:||Only when their blood is spilled will we see change.|
|Big Daddy:||We don't save lives. Tonight we take lives. We can't have any interference. We can't have heroes.|