The Purge is a movie with a seriously twisted premise.
Once a year, the government allows 12 hours of murder from 7pm to 7am in order to reduce the population. A family locks down their house in an attempt to survive the purge. Their young son brings in a homeless man who is out in the street pleading for help.
I have to admit that this was one movie that I could not predict what would happen next. That’s kind of a nice thing.
The whole idea of a government sponsored night of murder doesn’t sit well with me. I’m all for reducing the extra population but I would prefer a more humane process like putting a genetically engineered virus in beer to sterilize all the common people. An antidote might be mad available for those who apply for a breeding license.
Overall, The Purge is not a bad movie. I’m glad I didn’t pay big money to see it in the theater though.