I call movies like this “novelties movies”. “What’s a novelty movie?”… you might ask, well it’s simple Jimmy, it’s one that has super cult potential because it asks crazy questions, like the story of those scuba divers lost in the Atlantic “Deep Water” or “Alive“, the story about the Chilian soccer team trapped in the Andes and had to resort to cannibalism to survive? In a nutshell, it’s a film that begs the question “what would you do?” Directed by James Demonaco (The Negotiator) and starring Ethan Hawke, The Purge is a science fiction film, well within the realms of our crazy and violent society and for all intents and purposes, asks the most relevant question of the 21 century. Are we blood thirsty animals? I think most of us know the answer to that question already.
Given the country’s overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
I love Ethan Hawke, he sure takes a lot of chances and clearly has no more fucks to give when it comes to Hollywood, I gotta respect that. I don’t know if this film is for every one, take a look at this trailer and you tell me. Does it look good to you, or just another dumb home invasion movie with a slightly different twist. There sure are a ton of home invasion films out there aren’t they?
The Purge is directed by James Dmonaco and stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Edwin Hodge and Rhys Wakefield. The film releases in theaters May 31, 2013