Hey guys! Horrorella here...
While certainly not mind-blowing, last summer's sleeper hit THE PURGE was a fun horror film with an interesting premise - the idea that on one night ever year, all crime is legal, leaving citizens free to to pretty much anything they want. I found myself wishing the premise had been a little more fully-realized. The first film didn't really focus on the concept outside of providing an interesting set-up for the home-invasion scenario. We didn't really spend much time looking at the Purge outside of Ethan Hawke's stronghold.
THE PURGE: ANARCHY looks to pull the camera back a bit and examine the night with a larger scope. This film looks to take the story out of the presumed safety of the wealthy neighborhoods and onto the city streets, where we see a couple on their way home (presumably to lock themselves in and stay safe from the mayhem outside), when their car breaks down. It looks like this film will focus more on what is happening in the greater world, rather than what takes place behind solid steel doors and massive security systems, as we watch this couple try to evade the massive amount of violence taking place around them and return home safely.
THE PURGE: ANARCHY stars Michael K. Williams, Frank Grillo, Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez. It opens June 20th.
What do you guys think?