The Purge movies have one of the coolest concepts to be put on film but many have found their use of this idea to be quite disappointing. Nonetheless, the films have made money and after the action packed The Purge Anarchy, the third film sees the return of star Frank Grillo. This time around, we jump 15 years into the future where we move deeper and deeper into the political theme of the films and it is now more relevant than ever. Check out the trailer for The Purge: Election Year below.
Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.
It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.
The Purge: Election Year hits theaters on July 1, 2016.