Second Trailer for Horror Sequel 'The Purge: Election Year' Revealed

May 19, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Purge: Election Year Trailer

"What's you doing outside on Purge night, Senator?" Universal has released the second official trailer for The Purge: Election Year, the latest sequel in the crazy horror franchise the started in 2013. Frank Grillo returns for this one as the head of security protecting Senator Charlie Roan, played by Elizabeth Mitchell. The full cast includes Raymond J. Barry, Mykelti Williamson, Betty Gabriel, JJ Soria, Ethan Phillips, Sparrowhawk, Edwin Hodge and many others. I'm not really a fan of this series, so this trailer just looks totally wacky, totally crazy, and not necessarily in a good way. All those funky masks just look like weird masks, and I'm not even sure what that guillotine has to do with anything. Have at it.

Here's the second trailer for James DeMonaco's The Purge: Election Year, from Universal's YouTube:

The Purge: Election Year

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 is both written and directed by James DeMonaco, of both The Purge and The Purge: Anarchy before this. Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum, along with Platinum Dunes, Sébastien K. Lemercier are producing. Universal will open DeMonaco's The Purge 3 in theaters everywhere starting July 1st, 2016 this summer.

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  • Bo
    These movies are silly! Silly premise much too hard to believe would ever be happening. Hate to see an actor like Grillo having to do this kind of trite junk, but a man's gotta work. He was so good in The Grey. I had high hopes for him, but it's a rough business and he's never been able to generate a leading man career. Pity... and movies like this will not help him.
    • shiboleth
      You're right Bo. But then again, you're also wrong. It is exaggerating, no question about, but it also just pose the problem of violence of today's society. These movies are very weak as coherent narratives and productions (which is really a good reason to call them silly), all right, but they point in the right direction... Some portion of free violence is what most of the modern societies accept and tolerate. Very sad fact, but fact indeed. And this film is right in stating that. Most of film production is using violence as a tool for profit and that's extra sad, you know that very well. As for Grillo, I think he's gonna be ok
      • Bo
        Well, that's the thinking around the making of these movies, but really, to me, they're what we used to call B exploitation movies. They 'exploit' the premise you're attempting to put forth, shiboleth. Pauline Kael might have labeled them 'trash'. To me they're just junk and it's a pity Grillo hasn't been able to elevate himself career-wise beyond them. Which I don't understand because I really like him and his work. But he's fifty now so his time has passed. Hopefully he will be able to continue to work and earn a living and find some degree of satisfaction within himself. I wish him all the best, but I'll pass on these B movie indie films he has to keep doing in order to pay the bills. Cheers.
        • shiboleth
          I think, that is what I said. Partially. The problem is, whether you/me/anybody is willing to pay any attention to it, the trash is doing and stating problems which non-trash doesn't (in that respect, I will always cherish John Carpenter's 'They live' over many other, more polished movies from the 1980s). That's all I'm saying. And again, they're doing in a silly and exploitative way. You are absolutely right in that respect and I also might be the one not watching this. But that's not the point. The point is that highly professionally made movies don't tackle with those important questions that trashy ones do. Which also make them trash or B exploitation movies as you stated. And that's just a sad thing that nobody is thinking about ...
  • Still haven't managed to watch these movies. This looks stupid. the costumes are quite good.
  • superultraboy
    lol...anyone notice the Trump reference at the end?
  • AlecH
    These movies are so american: Murder, torture, gore and blood everywhere but no sex crimes...
    • Bob
      Your post is so ignorant. Stereotyping, generalizations, bigotry everywhere but nothing meaningful.
      • evilED
        Bob, he's also 100% right. These films reflect American hypocrisy better than anything else. It's like the infamous murder news report from the 80s which showed cops carrying out the body of a woman who had her throat cut. Her boobs were blacked out, but her slit throat wasn't. Americans are conditioned to accept violence. Nothing does that better than the corporate-controlled media.




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