‘The Purge: Election Year’ gets political in a brand new trailer.
Frank Grillo is back in the latest trailer for ‘The Purge: Election Year’. But while the latest in ‘The Purge’ franchise ramps up the violent action, it also piles on the politics… and with the US campaign wagons in full swing, it seems like perfect timing.
But would Donald Trump be pro-Purge?
“It is a night that is defining our country,” says Senator Roan (played by Elizabeth Mitchell). “The Purge has to come to an end.”
But will the patriotic Americans really let that happen?
Not while staying in is considered un-American…
It’s no secret that ‘The Purge’ has come a long way since the original film. ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ took the basic survival horror premise and flipped it on its head, venturing deep into the realm political commentary.
But now ‘The Purge: Election Year’ goes even further.
It’s no co-incidence that ‘Election Year’ arrives in cinemas right in the middle of American campaign season… and the film’s marketing takes some joyful swipes at the current political landscape.
But it’s not confined to the US…
Introducing ‘Murder Tourists’ – crowds of global Purge fans who have flocked to the United States to take part in The Purge. And so it seems that while the good old USA is the home to The Purge, its appeal has become more widespread than ever.
Even if there are some who oppose it.
‘The Purge: Election Year’ stars Frank Grillo as Sarge – the man in charge of keeping Senator Roan alive during this year’s Purge… despite pro-Purgers gunning for her at every turn.
“We are on our own,” he explains. “They want you dead, Senator. And there’s a whole world of crazy out there. So we have one goal right now – survival.”
It’s a nightmare vision of a dystopian American future.
And it couldn’t come at a better time.
‘The Purge: Election Year’ heads to cinemas on 15 July 2016.
Picture Credit: Universal Pictures