Assassination Nation

Assassination Nation ★½

THE PURGE: 5S (DATA PLAN NOT INCLUDED)

The sort of forced transgressiveness that totally turns me off, nearly breaking its neck as it whips it’s own ambitions back and forth, hoping you’ll applaud the lurid audacity of it all. There’s a solid display of craft here at times (a one take home invasion evokes both BLOW OUT and TENEBRE), but it’s all in service of trite anti-outrage culture posturing, while simultaneously trying to play from the bottom of its own “Woke” deck of cards. Or it’s HEATHERS for morons, I guess. Who cares, really.