31 Nights of Horror, Night 14: The Purge
Three sentence review:
I went to Redbox after work to see if I could rent The Purge for $1.20 because I had a feeling it wasn’t going to be that great, but it wasn’t available via Redbox yet so I drove home and ordered it from on-demand (can Blockbuster make a comeback, please?) Well, I wish I would’ve waited until it was available for only $1.20 because The Purge is a victim of having a fantastic concept (future America has a booming economy and 1% unemployment because the government allows murder to be legal for one night per year, aka”the purge”) but lackluster writing (kind of like this blog) and almost-but-not-quite-there performances. I’m a big fan of Ethan Hawke and the home invasion sub-genre, but this one left me saying “meh”.
Blessed be the new Founding Fathers, let us purge,
4 thoughts on “Night 14: The Purge”
100% agree! This movie had so much potential but just failed to deliver. Aside from the mediocre acting, the storyline was poorly timed. The suspenseful part of the movie felt like it was over in minutes. A much better movie in the home invasion genre is The Strangers.
Spot-on, Michael!! Spot. On.
Thanks for saving me the time with this one. I was very curious when it came out, but also skeptical, so was waiting for it to show up free OnDemand or on Netflix… think I’ll skip it.