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THE PURGE: ANARCHY (2014) – My Rating 8/10

ThePurgeAnarchyI can hardly believe Hollywood actually made The Purge: Anarchy into a descent movie.  It’s predecessor, The Purge, was bordering on awful.  The premise continues to be ridiculous, but this time the story is good and it divulged an acceptable reason for the government’s decision for the annual purge, in the first place.  Due to high poverty, crime is also high.  The purge is mostly targeted toward the poor and under privileged who will rid the country of those who are below the poverty line, causing crime to go down significantly.  Inhumane, yes but who cares — in a world as wicked as it is good, all is fair in money, war and survival.  The Purge: Anarchy, focuses on the streets and shows many purgers and their strategies.   One person in particular is Sergeant played by Frank Grillo, who is on a definite mission to get revenge on the person who wronged him.  While in pursuit, Frank encounters innocents who he has to decide to help or not help.  It’s pretty interesting to see how things unwind.  There are some twist but overall, nice job Hollywood.

THE PURGE (2013) – My rating: 6/10

ThePurgeI Don’t know who thought up the idea for this movie but it’s ridiculous. According to the government, people need to murder, rob, rape, and commit any and every kind of violent crime known to feel better over a 12 hour period, annually without any consequences. There is no law enforcement available, no hospitals open to anyone and no other facilities opened to the public, that includes the fire department, etc. This means if you become ill for any reason or your house caught on fire you’d be SOL. I guess endless scenarios can be made from a theme like this.  The Purge is definitely a frightening idea. The best I can say about this movie is it’s well acted and interesting. James Sandin  (Ethan Hawk) and his wife Mary Sandin (Lena Headey) and their two children are caught up in this night of “Hell on Earth”. Being a top executive for a security firm, you’d think this family’s security system would be “off the chain”. Of course it’s not causing the whole dialogue for the film. I’m just glad we really don’t live in a world with this kind of reasoning. What is really fascinating, is there is a sequel to “The Purge”. Go figure, there’s no accounting for taste. I purposely waited for The Purge to come to DVD — I’m very glad I didn’t waste money to see it on the big screen.

BTW:  Lena Headey plays Cersei Lannister , the queen and mother of King Joffrey Baratheon  in  “Game of Thrones”