Starring: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Edwin Hodge, Kyle Secor
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Horror action sequel written and directed by James DeMonaco. The Purge: Election Year (2016) is set two years after former police sergeant Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself taking revenge to kill the man who killed his son on Purge Night. Now Barnes is serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. His mission is to protect her in the run for president and survive the Purge. On the night of what should be the final Purge, a betrayal from within the government forces Barnes and Roan out onto the street, on the one night when no help is available where they must fight to survive the night.
The Stranger: [Roan remember how her family died during the Purge] We played a lot of purge games this evening, we have just one more. It’s called “Mommy’s Choice”. Which one of you will survive this year’s purge.
Senator Charlie Roan: [15 years later, Roan is giving a speech for her presidential run] The soul of our country is at stake. The Purge target the poor and the innocent, it is a night that is defining our country. The Purge has to come to an end.
Joe Dixon: The senator’s going to win, and she’s going to make real changes.
Caleb Warrens: [as they watch Roan gives her speech about the Purge] It is time to do something about that Senator.
Caleb Warrens: We’re going to use this year’s Purge to do something about that Senator.
Leo Barnes: You take a lot of risks, Senator.
Senator Charlie Roan: I have to, I was the only one in my family to survive. What would you do if you were in this position?
Leo Barnes: I almost did something Purge Night, something as bad. I want this night gone.
Leo Barnes: [to his team of security officers] I want men in all these rooms. We got eyes and ears in everything.
Purge Announcer: This is your Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the annual Purge. At the siren all crime, including murder, will be legal for twelve hours. All emergency services will be suspended. Your government thanks you for your participation.
Leo Barnes: [to Roan after all the security guards have been killed] Someone betrayed us! This is not a drill.
Leo Barnes: [to Roan] We’re being hunted. We are on our own. We have one goal right now: Survival.
Senator Charlie Roan: My God, how did it get to this?
Marcos: What are you doing outside on Purge night, Senator?
Joe Dixon: Come with us.
Joe Dixon: [after helping to save Barned and Roan being killed by Purge killers] Senator, come with us.
Joe Dixon: [referring to Roan] It is our duty to help protect her.
Leo Barnes: Here they come.
Parish Priest: Blessed be America for letting us and cleanse our souls. Join me as we eliminate evil. Purge and purify. Purge and purify.
[the wheel in a bound and gagged Roan, ready to be tortured and killed in front of the parishioners]
Woman’s Voice: Just remember all the good the Purge does.
Leo Barnes: There are threats everywhere. There’s death everywhere.