Plot: Another purge night takes us out into the city where all crime is legal.
Review: Ahh the purge takes another step towards mediocrity. I think at one point everyone has said “the purge was a good idea that could have been fun but the first one was so dumb and should have been outside of the house!” Well be careful what you wish for, kind of!?
The Purge 2 is better than the first one but mostly because the first one was so bad. Even taking it out of a single house doesn’t keep the bad characters and terrible writing that the first one had. It also keeps the theme of teenagers being the annoying voice of reasons. Listen hollywood if you are going to make a point don’t let the talking head a wiener kid, no one likes wiener kids not even other wiener kids.
The message of the purge is also a big problem. It’s not sure whether the story is that humans deep down are evil or that rich conservatives are evil. It goes back and forth on this so much that it’s hard to take seriously. Worse it hits you over the head with an unclear message that really hurts any fun you are having with the film.
I will say this: If you are going to watch it, watch it with an audience. The whole crowd seemed to really like how dumb the movie was and laughing with them was the best part!
Trivia: The success of the first film lead to this one being able to take place outside.