Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do whatever you what for one night and get away with it?
The Purge puts this question into perspective with a twist. Most people would not go out and murder the less fortunate, but it leads to a interesting storyline to think about.
The Purge is set in 2022, were unemployment is at an all time low and crime as well, due to one night out of the year where anything goes for 12 hours for the american society to flourish and maintain its economic state.
The film was refreshing and different than other horror movies. I have never seen another movie like it. It has a good theme but lacked execution. The movie did not really explore the idea in great detail.
I was expecting a lot more from this movie. I was hoping for a different perceptive more about how the whole nation reacts to this more than just one family.
This narrows there ability to explore the idea of the purge, ended up being like any other home invasion horror film.
I will give the creators props on a well done house invasion genre. It was thrilling to watch. You never knew what was going to happen in parts of the invasion. Just like any other horror movie some situations were predictable.
The masked killers in this film are not anything new. When they are outside the house waiting for the family they do some of the same themes that were done in several other horror movies.
This film had little to no character development. The only character we know anything about is the father in this film who sells security systems and was very successful and has an even better system than everyone else due to him making the systems. As we all know, something goes wrong for crazy killers to get in.
The Purge was an overall a thriller kept you on the edge of your seat. Kept you entertained throughout the film. It had a great storyline to explore and had the potential to be an out standing film. The downside to the film was after the you walked out of the doors of the theater you were left wondering “that’s it?”
I would recommend this to anyone that wants to see a great thriller. Do not expect a great storyline.