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Sometimes, it can be hard to end a series. No matter what, fans will be divided over your decisions. Some will like what you did and some won't. When it comes to The Forever Purge, supposedly the final film in the franchise, I am of the opinion that it ended the best way possible without turning to cop outs or cheesiness.
The film follows Dylan and his family on their ranch in Texas. They, along with their hired help, think they have survived the first Purge since the holiday was reinstated. But they soon find out that there's a hate group that has formed from The Purge, a group that has decided to "cleanse America of foreigners". Dylan has 6 hours to get his family and friends across the Mexican border before the border shuts down completely.
While this may not have been the best entry, it certainly was the scariest because of two reasons. First, it could very well happen considering the state American is in currently. Second, it almost did happen several times over the past few years alone.
In fact, this is probably going to be one of my shorter reviews because I didn't have much of a problem with the film aside from one minor disappointing factor. I had hoped, since this was to be the final film, that we'd see or at least hear about the characters from the previous films. Alas, it's a new story with new characters.
I felt the ending was perfect for The Purge franchise. In the theater, I felt like this film was screaming for America's attention but now I realize the whole series was a last-ditch effort to try to save America's soul by reminding us what we could turn into if we don't change.
I give the film a 3 out of 4.
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