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.
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. … more
When you first hear about the premise of The Purge it's one of the few moments where you cock an eyebrow and think to yourself that it's actually an interesting idea. It is, after all, a premise that has come by in an era where everything being produced right now feels like something that'll be a safe bet. Things like the sixth Fast and the Furious movie or like the next big Comic Book movie are things that are primarily being produced right now because they're safe bets. … more
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 … more
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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