Directed by: James DeMonaco
The purge is a film that is set in the future where America is full of crime and over crowded prisons. So the government sanctions a 12 hour period in which literally any and all crime is legal. They do this in order to help the economy and and cut down on crime through out the other 364 days of the year. The only exception to this is rank 10 government officials. All protection services including police and hospitals are shut down and cannot be called or accessed. Shortly after the “purge” starts a bloody and obviously hurt man comes to the Sandin residence begging for help. It is then when the homeowners son opens the security gates (that surround the doors and windows) and lets him in. The night then turns bad when a group of people who want the man come to the Sandin house requesting that they either give him up or they will harm the whole family. I thought this movie was pretty good. One of the more technical aspects of the film I enjoyed was the fact that there wasn’t an overabundance of traditional horror movie camera tricks. Even though I feel the script could have used a bit more I thought it was still good. Not forgetting to mention the actors did a great job! So all in all, for a movie that was obvious at times but surprising in others I’d still recommend this film.