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Lowered expectations equals a more impressive film - The Galveston County Daily News : Entertainment

October 25, 2014

Lowered expectations equals a more impressive film

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 12:15 am

One of the biggest problems with 2013’s “The Purge” was the all-encompassing idea of a nation that allows one day to murder and kill without penalty, yet all we see are the events inside one single-family home. 

The sequel, “The Purge: Anarchy,” has no marquee headlining star (Ethan Hawke and “Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey were cast in the original), but writer/director James DeMonaco takes us outside to the streets this time, giving a broader view of citizens who purge. 

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