If you haven’t seen the first two Purge films it’s ok! The idea is pretty simple. For one day a year for 24 hours, all crime is legal. People choose to protect themselves, or they can choose to commit whatever crime they want, even murder.
It’s been two years since the events of The Purge: Anarchy (the second in the series) and Leo (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from taking part in the purge that night. Frank has seen what the Purge does to people so he is the head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) who has started her run for president and more importantly, her campaign is based on getting rid of the purge because it attacks the poor and innocent. Unfortunately, for the Senator and Leo the rich and powerful don’t want the Purge to be gone. The two are betrayed and must survive another night, or both will be sacrificed for the sins against the state.
The Purge: Election year is out (on a very fitting) July 4 weekend.