Flick Chick here once again in the pursuit of truth, justice and keeping you from spending your hard earned money on movies that suck! Over the weekend I grabbed my bullet proof vest and headed for lock-down at the Bangor Mall Cinemas to see ‘The Purge: Anarchy’.

This movie runs 1 hour and 44 minutes, is considered an action, horror, thriller and is rated R for strong disturbing violence, and for language This film stars Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Zach Gilford, Michael K. Williams, Amy Paffrath


In the first Purge movie we saw the effects on one family in an isolated situation and in ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ we take to the streets to see the moral effects of the night of The Purge.  The essence of this plot-line is that at one point in this version of our future poverty and crime were rampant  a political group called the “New Founding Fathers” created one night per year when no act is illegal, even murder. For 12 hours you can wreak vengeance on anyone that has wronged you or just eliminate those you feel are blight on society. Since the poor cannot afford to defend themselves so needless to say this is a great way to eliminate people in need…or so it seems. Now most regular folks like you and me, we lock down in our homes and wait out the night. However, some will go hunting for sport or in some cases profit. This particular story of Purge follows three story lines, a kidnapped mother and daughter, a couple whose car breaks down on their way to safety and a man who is taking advantage of the essence of the Purge to take vengeance. They form an unlikely alliance to survive the night but will they?


In the first movie the director said that viewers were disappointed that the scope was so limited on how society is affected by the Purge. So in the incarnation he does delve into more of the rich, the poor, the innocent and the not so innocent as well as the government and their role in the purge. What I like about these movies is it makes everyone who watches it think about who they are and what they’d do.  Good and evil exists in everyone. Also, this movie seems to agree that love of money is the root of all evil and that the rich kind of look down on the rest of us.  I can’t say that is untrue given how expendable so many governments and corporation seem to feel we are.  I don’t know how completely unrealistic this would be for some if they thought they could get away with it and that is the beauty of these kinds of films. Time for the brass tacks, on a scale of 1-10, I’d to give ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ an 8

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