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Published August 11th 2014
The sequel that's better than the original
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy, directed by James DeMonaco and starring Zach Gilford, Michael K. Williams & Kiele Sanchez, is the first, of which will no doubt be a series of sequels of the original Purge movie.
A year has passed and this time the story focuses on a small group of people who have found themselves stuck outside and unwilling to participate in the horrifying events taking place around them.
As the night goes on, fate brings them all together, in the form of a police sergeant, by the name of Leo Barnes, who is out to seek revenge on the man who killed his son. Leo soon regrets his decision to be everyone's savior and the night goes from bad to worse when they find out what the real truth behind the government's decision to create the annual purge is. They even run into a familiar face from the previous film!
I found The Purge: Anarchy to be one of those rare sequels that is arguably better than the original film, with its character development and thrilling, yet mysterious plot, it reminded me of many of the video games I played in my late teens, which left me excited to see what will happen next in this series of new age horror.
The Purge: Anarchy is rated R for strong disturbing violence, Mild sexual references and strong language.