What is The Purge: Election Year about?
The Purge: Election Year is a horror film that focuses on the night of annual purge (where all crime is legal for 12 hours). An American politician is trying to stop the event of the purge happening ever year. The problem with this though, is that those who want the purge to continue will not be happy with this idea. Neither will her political rivals. The Purge: Election Year horror film focuses on her night, as she tries to escape all of the attempts on her life. This film also includes other people’s story lines, which all find a way to link up together into one bigger story line. Will the politician be able to survive and continue her aim in stopping this evil night? What will happen to all of the innocent people on the night of the annual purge? Watch it to find all this out!
What will horror lovers think about this film?
We definitely feel that this Purge movie is an improvement from the previous ones (other then possible Anarchy), but it always feels as though something is missing from it. We feel that the idea is incredible for a horror film, but they focus so much on the politics of the night, and not much about the cruelty, horrors and sadistic nature of the purge. We often feel biased when discussing the purge movies, because we all actually really enjoyed watching The Purge: Election Year (2016) and The Purge: Anarchy (2014) horror film, but more so as though we’re watching a thriller/ action film rather than a horror. Even though we enjoy the set of films, we are here to rate a film as a horror. That is why our rating is what it is.