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Collegian review: ‘Purge’ enlightens itself with fulfilling sequel

By Jesus J Montero | Posted July 15, 2014

 

Not often does a sequel surpass its predecessor, but “The Purge: Anarchy” does just that.

 

In “Anarchy,” people exist in a “perfect” world, and the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period during which all crime, including murder, is legal. There are no police to help and all hospitals are suspended. The “New Founding Fathers” brought this to life in order to “cleanse” Americans’ “souls” which brought poverty and crime to an all new low.

 

See if the Collegian survived the Purge.

 

The film follows real-life married couple Zach Gilford (“Friday Night Lights”) as Shane and Kiele Sanchez (“The Glades”) as Liz as they drive home in Los Angeles to their kids when their car breaks down right before the 12-hour Purge. A mother/daughter pair of Carmen Ejogo (Alex Cross) as Eva Sanchez and Justina Machado as Tanya are running for their life as they’re forced out of their home on Purge night. We also see Frank Grillo as Sergeant, the strong lead protagonist on a mission of revenge during the 12-hour purge.

 

Check out Collegian’s interview with The Purge: Anarchy star Zach Gilford.

 

“Anarchy” delivers where the first Purge film fails by giving the audience an in-depth feel of the “enlightenment” that the Purge brings in the most gruesome way. We see a genuine response from all characters that makes the viewer believe he or she were right in the middle of the 12-hour Purge. This sequel surpasses expectations with action-packed split-second decisions that will leave anyone at the edge of their seat. “The Purge: Anarchy” is a must-see.

 

 

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