Some sequels are superior than their predecessor, than there are those that aren’t. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is clearly not better than its predecessor, but that really isn’t saying much since the first film set the bar so low. And considering how other sequels this year are better their predecessor, it should be interesting to see which sequel isn’t better than the first film. So while The Purge wasn’t the best film last year, it’s concept did lend itself to have a franchise. And thanks in part to The Purge‘s huge success, Universal went ahead and greenlit a sequel.
The Purge: Anarchy does what every sequel is suppose to do. Be different, but also use the foundation that has already been set. Introduce new character that will bring a new dynamic to the potential franchise. Just be better than the first film. And that is what The Purge: Anarchy does. Not only is it darker than the first, but it is so much more engaging and thrilling as well. It’s the kind of the grittty edge of your seat thriller that is fun, but could have you converse about the political issues that is brought up. Hit the jump for the full review. [Read more...]