Just as I was about to complain of no good movies, this came right into my face. With the release date tomorrow (July 18, 2014) I’m surprised how I missed it. I managed to read the intro plot on wiki and I must say I am little disappointed. Take a read (is it even a word?) at the spoiler free plot yourself before I explain why.
The Purge is a night where all crime is legal and all hospitals, fire stations, poison control centers and police stations in the United States are closed down for 12 hours. In 2023, a year after The Purge of 2022, a couple named Shane and Liz, are driving to one of their sister’s house in Los Angeles to wait out the Purge when their car runs out of gas just as the Purge commences, and they flee from masked attackers on motorcycles and minibikes. Meanwhile, Leo Barnes goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter, Eva and Cali, run into the night after an unknown group of well-equipped assailants break into their tenement. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night.
Now back to my point; The first purge left more questions than answers wit ha potential part 2. Instead, we get a totally different story with the not so original story. Family’s car breaks down, even murders appear, family try to survive. Whats new in that? Although IGN claims the movie is more developed and organized than the first part, I’m yet to be convinced myself.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not hating on the movie; I’m simply saying that I was expecting the story to continue instead of a random spin off of the name. I may be jumping the gun and will probably regard the above but until I see it for myself I will always have doubt regarding the story.
I am hoping for answers to at least some of the burning questions left by the first part although it is unlikely that anything linked to the first movie will be talked about. Lets see.
Will update you all when I manage to see it.