The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
I know there had been many negative reviews about this movie but quite honestly I really enjoyed it. The story was original and very interesting. The narrative about a near future America where they have an annual 12 hour Purge were all crime is legal had me gripped from the beginning to the end. I get why many people didn’t like this film because it is not scary and would not be top of the horror genres as it did not really act like a horror movie (though people do get killed 😛 ). However, I loved it. It was my kind of horror with the suspense, drama, interesting thriller vibe and you had no idea who would live or who was a bad guy 😛 . A great cast led by James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) and Mary Sandin (Lena Headey) plus the overall movie look was executed well. I loved the scene when the young boy lets the homeless guy into the house and loved the ending 😀 . The film is more of a thriller than a horror but there is a reason this movie has gotten sequels! A great concept, very entertaining and a captivating story line with a likeable family (though the daughter was a tad annoying)! Also great for those who prefer story to gore :P. A film I would definitely watch again and recommend! Enjoy 🙂
I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!