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THE PURGE Movie Review

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Written and directed by James DeMonaco (Assault on Precinct 13, 2005), The Purge has one of those types of breakthrough concepts that are simply amazing when given any real thought. And by that, I mean the movie evokes the same sorta’ feeling about a motion picture concept, like The Matrix did when it first landed in theaters, in1999. At least that is the way I felt when I first heard of it.

The Purge is a movie that explores the concept of blowing off a little steam in order to create a safer society. And I’m sure that many of the “talking heads” may say that this is not be a bad idea for a movie and arguably could be a bit of a game-changer if done correct. However, DeMonaco’s take on the idea doesn’t really hold together very well, once it all plays out. It starts from a premise that seems poised to provoke moral thought. Questions arise, such as: Should society be allowed to weed out less desirable elements by natural selection? Who should decide who lives or dies? All very valid questions, if only the movie would lead us, the viewers, to some sorta conclusions. Be it as it may, it’s sad to say, DeMonaco really bungles it completely.

The flick quickly slithers in to being just another horror film wannabe, confining itself to a single home, where lots of horrible things happen. READ FULL THE PURGE FILM REVIEW >>

THE PURGE Movie Trailer

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Here is the latest trailer from the Universal Pictures’ upcoming film THE PURGE. The movie is directed by James DeMonaco, starring Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, Max Burkholder.

THE PURGE opens in theaters May 31, 2013.