You can’t say that James DeMarco’s Purge movies aren’t ambitious. The first in the series was essentially a high-concept home invasion thriller with horror overtones.
The sequel, The Purge: Anarchy took the home invasion idea, and introduced it into a city-sized canvas. This was the movie where you can see inklings of a political consciousness to the barbarous kull coming to the fore.
And with The Purge: Election Year events come to a head as the political system that spawned the monstrous assault on flesh and civil liberties, itself comes under assault.
That being said, I hope the movie uses its more overtly political thrust to to satirize some of our current politicians, which would not only could be fun, but add an extra layer of interest.
By the way, why is it that online dictionaries don’t have the word ‘kull?’ I know it’s a word, but apparently few other people do.
Update: The reason the dictionary doesn’t have ‘kull’ is because it’s traditionally spelled ‘cull.’ Duh.