I love the concept of the purge! I've seen the first two movies. I liked the first one the most. Besides seeing the movies, I went to Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios Orlando in 2014. You might wonder: What is Halloween Horror Nights? Well, it's annual event in Universal Studios in Orlando, Los Angeles, Japan and Singapore. At night: The themepark is turned into a Halloween themepark. There are several scare zones, haunted houses and live entertainment. And I can tell you: it's pretty scary. And that's why I love it. The scare zones & haunted houses all have their own (movie) theme. One of the scare zones was based on the Purge. We walked around there. And I got a sense of how it feels like to be actually scared just to walk on the street. I was very suspicious. Feeling like anyone could go and chase me at any moment. On this picture you see one the employees of the park that would scare people. I dared to make a photo and Sig payed the price: He was chased with the chainsaw. I loved this evening at Universal and it brought me closer to the movies of the Purge. So I was really excited to hear that there would be a third movie. As soon as possible we went to see the movie in the cinema.
For the people who are not familiar with the concept of the Purge: 'The Purge' is the movies an annual American tradition. For 12 hours all crime is legal. Everything. Even murder. Excluded from the Purge are government officials (as from a certain ranking). And you cannot use weapens above class 4 (For example rocket launchers). You might wonder: Why would someone intiate this? Why start a tradition like the Purge? Well the reason is: unemployment rates going down, lower crime rate (everyone waits until the Purge) and a strong economy.
I liked watching the movie. the story was interesting and well developed. Though the 'bigger story' might sound quite predictable, there are many elements which are not. The movie surprised me with twists and turns. And there were some great frights in it. I liked the movie better than the second part.