Criminal chaos reigns in the follow-up to 2013 hit The Purge.
It’s 21 March 2023, and the residents of LA are getting ready for the annual ‘Purge’. When the clock hits 7pm, in a bid to sate society’s appetite for violence and wrongdoing, the government will make all crime legal for 12 hours.
For those not looking to take advantage of the free pass, top priority is to get off the streets and hole up in their houses until morning, but when troubled couple Shane (Zach Gilford) and Liz (Kiele Sanchez) discover their fuel line’s been cut, that proves to be easier said than done. Caught up amid the violence and carnage, the pair run in to mother and daughter Eva and Cali, and a good cop (Frank Grillo) in search of vengeance with whom they band together to survive the night.
The idea behind DeMonaco’s fledgling franchise is certainly an intriguing one and this hit sequel expands on The Purge’s home invasion setting by taking the action to the streets. Though it introduces new ideas and a wider variety of characters, there’s potential to examine the film’s central premise even further, but with a string of horrifying and nail-biting moments there’s plenty to keep fans entertained.