Are you ready for the sequel to the film that our own Drew McWeeny described as a "violent, brainless mess"? Well, here you are, then.

I've reached a point in my life where I have a serious moral problem with the idea of marketing violence to young people (not to mention to the rest of us), and this first trailer for "The Purge: Anarchy" is a great (read: horrible) example of what I'm talking about.

"In five seconds, you will experience...anarchy," says Ominous Voiceover Man to kick things off, and boy, he wasn't kidding. What follows is 2 1/2 unrelenting minutes of people being run over by cars, people being machine-gunned, women being dragged by their hair down hallways and all manner of other horrifyingly violent acts.

To be clear: I don't have a problem with the depiction of violence in films. What I have a problem with is that violence being framed in a way that seems designed to titillate. While I can't, of course, speak for the content of the film itself (or the first movie, which I didn't see), the way it's being peddled feels more than a little bit irresponsible.

All of that said, if this is your jam - go nuts. It's a free country.

"The Purge: Anarchy" hits theaters on July 18.

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A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.