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the purge

A movie directed by James DeMonaco

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A Quick Tip by A1CJonathanLane

  • Jun 2, 2013
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Though The Purge has a very interesting (though unrealistic) concept, in the end its little more than an interesting idea surrounded by a bad movie. The characters are boring, the direction horrible, and what little social commentary we get is so heavy handed you'll feel like a child being preached to. What ultimately dooms this movie, in my opinion, is that they filmed it as if it were a horror movie, though there is nothing even remotely scary about it. My advice, save this one as a rental and see something else. The director of this film clearly didn't care much for it, so I doubt you will either.
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June 02, 2013
That is too bad, I had hopes for this one since the trailers suggest that it could be worth a look. Are you going to be doing a full review on it since you saw it in advance?
June 03, 2013
Just posted one. Didn't realize this came out in the UK before the states, but a lot of movies do these days I guess.
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review by . June 09, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
So Much Potential
In a not-so-distant future, where one night in one year comes a time when all crime is allowed, that such a move had been sanctioned by the U.S. government. Such a concept is so intriguing that I wanted to know just what could’ve happened that had provoked such a step in society and just what would one do when one lives in such a time and place. The trailers for the “The Purge” had suggested a horror thriller where a family has been caught in such a maelstrom of chaos and disorder. …
review by . June 03, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
By the year 2022 the US government, led by our New Founding Fathers, has managed to crawl its way out of a triple dip recession and record crime rates. Unemployment stands at 1%, and crime is at an all time low. With one exception. Once a year, on a date designated as The Purge, for twelve hours all crime is legal. Rape, murder, theft, the entire US has a free pass to do whatever they wish and suffer no repercussions for it. In a single day thousands are murdered and millions of dollars worth of …
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I am a member of the US Air Force and presently serve overseas at RAF Mildenhall about three hours north of London. I grew up in Pappilion Nebraska and Crestview Florida, but since joining the Air Force … more
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