Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Trailer Review - The Purge: Anarchy

The Purge: Anarchy
Teaser Trailer
Watch It Here

Person of Interest: Ultra-wooden couple Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez and a bunch of rejects from the Manhunt video game. Where the hell is Frank Grillo and Michael K. Williams?

Scene Pop: The extremely horrendous motorbike cameras.

Briggs Breakdown: 5 scary guys in masks, 3 motor-bikers, a bus full of hammy degenerates, 1 car in plot peril, a house inferno, a rich man blood party, and some guy with a murder van and a back-door gun cannon.

Effective?: Somewhat yes. It at least tells us briefly the main plot and what danger will be lurking this time around. Plus, the demented use of "America the Beautiful" always seems to work.

Check it Out?: No. Though it suffered from bad plotting and an often too-dark-to-see lightning scheme, I thought the first film was an okay diversion and worked well in creating dread. This follow-up, however, looks terrible, something more suited for a Saturday premiere on the Syfy channel. I mean come on, did you hear that awful "Oh my God!" from Sanchez? Worse, this sequel still doesn't fully chip away at the innate potential of this newly made franchise's premise. It's just another spin of bland rich white people in peril, except this time they have to walk.

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