The Purge is a thriller movie directed by James DeMarco.
A family is held hostage for harbouring the target of a murderous gang during the Purge, a 12 hour period in which any and all crime including murder is legalized.
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I had the pleasure of watching The Purge a few days after its release. I went into the screen excited because this one of them interesting What If storylines. A world where a specific day is chosen and for half that day all crime is legal. The Police are not coming to help, even the Hospitals are closed. During that period in time anyone in the wrong place at the wrong time will be killed. All types of Guns and Knives turn into a fashion statement because everyone's got to have one in order to survive the night. This concept certainly brought something fresh to the horror table, it has never been done before.
This is the perfect example of a director getting a good script and either not caring enough to get the best out of it or just not having the time and money to put in it. The movie is barely 80 minutes and was probably shot in under a month. What was the rush? The plot holes are plenty to discuss as they are not clarified. Why would normal rich people need to Purge? and do criminals really wait for one day a year to commit crimes?
I had high hopes for The Purge but it let me down, it wasn't as good as the trailer hyped it to be. There's just nothing here, no shocks, surprises, twists or lessons to be learned, Just a pile of dead bodies all over America. I for one was surprised to see front man Ethan Hawke give such a average performance. The rest of the cast are forgettable due to their clichéd roles. Excuse me whilst I yawn.
The start of the Purge.