Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

Director: James DeMonaco. Cast: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson. 105 min. Rated R. France/USA. Horror/Sci-fi.

The first Purge had a notoriously creative idea, but messed up the story; the second one upended the original by expanding the concept, and ending on a positive note. The third (hopefully completing a trilogy, to avoid more sequels) creates an obvious Trump vs. Hillary substitute, while replacing the Trump buffoon with an NRA-head buffoon, here called the NFFA - a Christian-backed society reaping in financial benefits from mass murdering lower socioeconomic strata. Although according to Snowpiercer logic, decimating the lower class undermines the upper class, the movie makes valuable, well-timed use of cinema to picture just one sickness plaguing America.

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