It's been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.
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Lousy, American propaganda with a smattering of racism
I actually enjoyed the first two Purge films. But this was a really poor attempt at what could have been an interesting plot.
What irritated me most about this film was the casual use of racism to get a cheap laugh. The cinema was packed and about 70% of the audience laughed, so apparently using black people as the basis for most of the jokes in this film should be hilarious. For me, it completely ruined sections of this film.
The lead characters are all generic. None of them you want to succeed. Even when it comes to the final 10 minutes, I couldn't care less about the senator or her security guard. I was quite happy when it was all over.
The one liners are absolute comedy. Everything is 'I'm back' or 'we can do this!'. It's script writing at it's finest.
Another thing. Michael Bay is producer. A man who has a reputation for making big money but ruining franchises. Once this film is over you can instantly see his influence throughout. He's an awful director and just as bad as a producer.
I wouldn't recommend seeing this film. It's a TV film if that.
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