Hey guys. Remember when I said The Purge sequel would be amazing if it was kind of an anthology film looking at different groups of people trying to survive the night? I got dangerously close to the plot of the film. Per the new trailer, a man decides to participate in the annual Purge to avenge the death of someone in his family. By chance, he encounters two young women who failed to protect themselves in a hotel room from the lawless festivities. And the trailer doesn't show a connection between that new plot and the original focus on the couple whose car runs out of gas while racing home to avoid the Purge. There are also recurring one-night criminals all over the place in the new trailer.
Now, there is nothing to suggest that The Purge: Anarchy is an anthology film. I didn't think it was going to be. I'm just intrigued by so many different plot threads popping up in the trailers.
The insular focus on one family is gone. The sequel is focusing on the insanity of the Purge in a large city. That's huge. The best moments in The Purge were those montages of what's happening and the chaos caused by everyone in the country getting a free pass to do anything for one night only. The weaker elements were, quite simply, the quiet family drama that dragged down the middle act.
I become more interested and, dare I say, optimistic for The Purge: Anarchy with each new trailer and promo. There's no guarantee that the film will be any good, but at least it's trying something new.
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