Trailer: “The Purge: Anarchy”

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The general consensus about James DeMonaco’s “The Purge” seems to reflect my own opinion – it was a case of a short-changed potential that reduced a theoretically very interesting high concept to a home invasion horror with very little to say. It seemed to me that the only reason for developing such an elaborate universe was to explain why the people in the house under attack couldn’t run away, seek help, or even call the police. It would normally be sufficient to just put the house in the middle of nowhere and cut the phone lines, but “The Purge” invented a world where for one night a year everything was legal – a world we didn’t get to see at all…

And here’s our chance, as the sequel – casually titled “The Purge: Anarchy” is going to take us into the very heart on that one night where nobody is safe. Thanks to the full theatrical trailer, we can now have a look at what is to come – and I think that last year’s disappointed is going to be compensated, at least in terms of scale.

Starring Frank Grillo, Michael K. WilliamsZach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez, “The Purge: Anarchy” is going to focus on a couple stranded in the city on the night of The Purge and it seems they will have to try really hard in order to survive until dawn. It’s no longer about confined spaces and demented preppie serial killers – this time it looks like the hell is going to break loose…

Prepare to be purged on the 18th of July in the US and on the 25th in the UK.

 

As a bonus, here’s the teaser trailer, which hit the interwebs one month ago:

 

See also:

“The Purge” – a hipster home invasion flick

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