there’s a lot of senseless killing going on here
If senseless killing is your thing, here is a film for you. If you like to cheer when random people get shot in the chest by automatic guns in fetishistic slow motion then you are really going to like The Purge: Anarchy. Whatever point it’s trying to make
cheap ray bans about the divide between rich and poor is lost in the debauchery, and I doubt the target audience will care.
The premise is simple: in the not so distant future the new American founding fathers have implemented a day called The Purge where all crime is legal, including murder. According to its radically unorthodox proponents this has caused unemployment to remain below five per cent and crime to virtually vanish. The day somehow stimulates the economy and stops people’s impulses to commit crimes throughout the rest of year. I’m pretty sure many psychologists and economists would disagree but in the case
fake ray bans of The Purge: Anarchy, there are a lot worse things going for it than the obvious holes in its absurd concept.
While 2013’s financially successful horror flick The Purge focused on a wealthy family and their dire situation to make it through the night by remaining inside their house the entire time, Anarchy has been given a slightly higher budget so instead it attempts to have a more epic scope by shifting the action from the claustrophobic house to the sprawling streets. The focus this time expands to three parties: a couple who get trapped outside when their car’s gas line is cut, a mother and daughter fleeing their building from suspicious SWAT team members, and an enigmatic man who is seeking vengeance on the killer of his son.
James DeMonaco’s movie fails at everything it attempts to do. This sequel is not scary or thrilling, merely offensive and gratuitous (even using sexual harassment as a device for suspense); not funny the satirical elements are hollow and irrelevant, and the poorly crafted story is monotonously repetitive and as dumb as the characters who run directly into the line of fire they are trying to avoid.
The filmmaking on display rivals that of the infamous Battlefield Earth. Not since that adaptation of L. Ron Hubbard’s novel has there been more amateurish cinematography in a
cheap ray bans Hollywood feature film. When photographing anything, there is a simple rule that one must follow: the rule of thirds (the rule states that an image’s subject must align on the vertical lines of an imaginary nine point grid). A moving image that doesn’t follow this rule is like a book with grammatical errors or a drawing that has been coloured outside of the lines. Yet in nearly every dialogue sequence, Demonaco shoots both of his subjects on the very edge of the frame so neither of the two people talking is visible. One is clearly meant to be the main subject because he/she is in focus while the other is not. So why can’t we see their face?
Maybe I don’t get it. Just like I fail to understand how killing off the lower class one night a year can make a society more economically stable. Doesn’t the upper class need the lower class’ labour? Who cares anyway? The people who want to go see this film aren’t looking for quality filmmaking or coherent world building; they simply want senseless violence and gore. Maybe the day where we
fake ray bans implement the purge is closer than I thought.Articles Connexes：