The purging is back on, and I really, REALLY hope this would be the end of it all. Here’s my review of The Purge: Election Year.
There are a lot of bad things about the film. Bad writing, bad dialogue, bad acting, bad, bad, bad. The film is too reliant on shock value, and while it somehow works, it fails to make any impact on the audience. There are lines, most notably from 2 characters, that are laughable and cringeworthy.
Frank Grillo and Elizabeth Mitchell give the most watchable performances in the film, but they’re not much either. You won’t really care about what happens to the other characters, and they’re mostly expendable. The action in the film is OK, though it’s nothing noteworthy. The snappy pacing and shock value help alleviate the mediocrity of the script.
The Purge: Election Year offers the same level of entertainment that you would get from generic action thrillers. The addition of a political angle didn’t really have any impact, and they failed in its execution. If you want cheap thrills, then I guess this movie is for you.
My Rating: 5/10