The Purge

The Purge has such an interesting concept. Just one night a year, every crime imaginable is permissible and entirely legal in the new America. (Apparently it’s become a socially acceptable pressure valve, allowing people to vent their angers and frustrations in a managed and 24-hr news cycled kind of way. Whatever.) This year though, as the Sandin family settle in for the night, their young son allows a homeless guy to seek refugee in their fortress home. Trouble is, the guy is on the run from a murderous mob who come to claim him.

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So it’s pretty interesting up to about this point, when the social commentary morphs into a fairly ordinary home invasion movie. It’s ok, but certainly wasn’t up to the extensive hype. It filmed in Chatsworth, Los Angeles.