Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

http://amzn.to/29xYkduAs usual, I don't care what anyone says about it, I really like The Purge movies. And Election Year is my favorite of the series. Sure, the film and its predecessors have their weaknesses, but The Purge: Election Year is my type of film.

The core idea of The Purge series is simply incredible, and I really enjoy how each film is a different story set upon the same backdrop of a dystopian America of the future.

Critics seem to discredit the films, and I caught a brief caption of an NPR article in which the reviewer complains about the film appealing to people's "basest desires" or some carrying on that people often do when critiquing splatter-type films.

But I find that all of the films contain multiple parallels to modern society and layers of analogies that provide value insight into the issues of the past, present, and future.

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Furthermore, as an independent filmmaker and ultraliberal that likes violent movies, I consider the imagery throughout Election Year awe inspiring and a revolutionary move in filmmaking. Writer/directer James DeMonaco improves upon his craft and storytelling with each new film, and I have nothing but respect for that and DeMonaco's vision.

I also just love a solid and rewatchable horror movie and the new-horror films that categorically fit on a horror shelf but are not necessarily horror. In fact, Google lists the film as Sci-Fi/Thriller. Personally, I just call it new-horror, and I love it!

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