When it came to films that I anticipated in 2016… this was in the top 5. I love the Purge franchise. I am not sure what that says about me personally but I am not exaggerating when I say I was very sad this movie did not come out last summer. I hated waiting 2 years.
Personally, I feel the movie was worth the wait. I suspect it will not get as great of reviews as the second movie, but overall I do think this is a great addition to the franchise. I think it did change pace than the previous two films, for starters I laughed. A lot. It also dives into the ethics of The Purge… Is it a good thing??? Is it not so good? I mean we all know… no it is not a good thing, but in this film a lot of Americans think it is a great thing to be able to purge and release the beast.
This movie gets political and the movie does a great job inserting the current American political climate into the film. The film does move a little slower than the second film, but it works because we finally get to meet The New Founding Fathers. Cause let’s be honest, we all want to know HOW THE HELL did they come into power. Granted we still don’t necessarily find out, but we finally have it verified that they are in fact evil. IT was implied in the last film, but this film takes it to the next level.
Frank Grillo. OH how I love thee. I really think he is a fantastic action guy, I enjoy watching him and I am really sad he is pretty much done with Captain America (spoiler alert) I enjoyed seeing him in action and I think we got to see him be even more of an action hero than the second film.
Will we get a fourth film? Perhaps. It was left open in a way. I really think they are waiting to see the reviews & how much $$$ is pulled in. That being said I am sure this film will do well enough we could potentially see a fourth film and you can best believe I will be right there in the audience waiting to see what happens next.