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The Purge – Election Year | Review

I tend to see at least one movie per week at the cinema.

It’s became a habit in Derek and myself’s life, and it means we tend to be quite up to date with all the latest releases. We both saw the first two purge movies, and when I heard this one was coming out, we both jumped at the chance to see it.

If you’re unfamiliar with these movies, the idea is that America has made all crime, including murder, legal for 12 hours. These movies follow the lives of different groups, during these twelve hours.

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Personally, I’m not actually a huge horror movie fan, but I can cope with these movies. When I saw the first one, and it wasn’t that bad, I knew I’d be OK.

However they have gotten progressively scarier as the franchise has went on. I think this is mostly to show how in the first few purges, it wasn’t as bad, but after numerous years, people began to kill for sport, therefore making them much more violent.

This one is a good few decades into the lifespan of the Purge. With a large number of people feeling it needs to stop as it is going too far. Others are still happy with it, and feel loosing it would have a horrible affect on their country.

The Purge has helped decrease crime rates, lessened the amount of money spent on caring for sick people, the elder and homeless people (due to them being the main victims), and encouraged a new form of tourist (Murder Tourists) to come into America.

In this movie, we are following the night of Charlie Roan. A senator aiming to become the next US President, who is in favour of removing the Purge. We also follow her security man (who was in the second Purge movie!) Leo Barnes.

We also get to know another set of characters from a very different background. Joe and Marco work in a deli / convenience store (a corner shop, to anyone from the UK). They are most of a disadvantaged group, and they also know an EMT, Lainey, who works on Purge night, helping injured people.

The night is filled with the horror that the NFFA (the new American government) are trying to kill off Charlie, and Leo is trying his hardest to protect her as best he can.

If you’re looking for a movie that will have a lot of jump scares, but keep you on the edge of your seat, I fully recommend this.

If you’re really easily scared however, this may be too much for you. I know myself at some points I found myself hiding behind my hair as I couldn’t watch.

There is a lot of blood, guts and gore in this franchise, and this movie bares the brunt of it. Definitely not one for the faint hearted!

Have you saw the lasted Purge movie yet? Are you planning to see it? Let me know in the comments below!

Love, Bronagh

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