Plot: In the future, a wealthy family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized.
Review: Wow, its been a long time since I posted a movie review on here, but the good news is I’m back. I decided to share my opinion on The Purge, which everyone seems to be having mixed feelings about. To be completely honest I only saw The Purge today, been holding it off because so many people were saying it was complete shit, but one of my friends told me otherwise and I’m glad I listened to him. The Purge is not as bad as everyone says it is, it’s one of those movies that you can enjoy, just give it a chance.
The story to The Purge was unique and highly entertaining. It focuses on this family that lives in America in the future, where the government decided to make a day where it becomes legal to commit crimes, including murder. I think what makes the story so entertaining is just imagining what it would be like if the purge was actually real. The ending was a little predictable, but the story was still good. How was the acting? The acting for The Purge was good. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey both delivered great performances. The supporting cast did a good job with their roles and made this a good all around acting performance from the cast. There were times when I felt like I could connect with the character and feel their pain and that’s what I look for when I judge a movie around the acting.
The Purge can possibly scare the soul out of some people, but for others, there may only be a few scenes that make you jump. It really comes down to what makes you afraid when you watch a movie. The thrills and kills were intense in this movie and really kept me involved, I didn’t want to look away from my television. The only thing I can say is that I wish there was more of it. The villains in The Purge were pretty creepy though, that’s always a plus. Overall, The Purge was a solid movie that happens to be very underrated and was highly enjoyable. The story was entertaining and gives us a unique look towards horror. The acting was good, Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey were great in their roles and gave some outstanding performances. The Purge also provides the viewers with some great scares, kills, and thrills. The Purge is a movie that you will enjoy, if you haven’t seen this movie yet I highly recommend you go watch it. You won’t regret it!