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The Purge: Election Year (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: The Purge: Election Year
Year: 2016
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-fi
Directed By: James DeMonaco
Starring: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson
About: Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rqIJcY9hMc

My Review:
Having seen the first two in the Purge series and it coming ever closer to Halloween I thought that it would be good to watch The Purge: Election Year.

I thought that this film was good as it showed at the very beginning why the Senator wanted to get rid of the Purge and that on the lead up the annual Purge made it legal for everyone to become a target including the government and the New Founding Fathers which created the annual Purge. I liked that this film although not being as scary as the first two movies showed a story and how some people are still trying to help those even through the Purge with the use of doctors in a way that is hidden but their way of making a protest of the day. By having the security as someone who the audience got to meet in the previous film it helped as it brought the audience closer to the cast of the movie and already understand their character. Having also shown how there was people who would come from abroad to join in on the Purge scared me a little as it showed how a lot of people had a blood lust and it was creating a lot of money for America by letting people from other countries take part in the Purge. I thought that by also having someone who didn't know the Senator let her know that she should take Florida in order to win the vote. Having also shown why the founders were wanting to have her captured alive showed how they Purge but do it altogether as a thank you for that day. The ending showing how the Senator won the election and how she was planning on getting rid of the Purge was a great addition as it showed how the election went and that she was being true to her word.

The Purge: Election Year could have added more death and more of the gore which was expected within the movie however which I feel wasn't really added as much as it should have been. I also thought that the movie could have shown more about the groups who were protesting the Purge to show how not everyone was interested in being a part of it.

Overall, I think that this was a good movie and a great addition to the Purge franchise which showed how people can get a blood lust and enjoying killing when it is allowed also a very realistic horror movie. I would recommend this film to those looking for a horror with action in it and one that isn't very jumpy. I would definitely see this movie again.

My Rating: 4/5 

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