November 6, 2020
In a country where “LAW AND ORDER!” is emphasized over and over again, how does The Purge display American ideals?
One of the most successful film franchises is The Purge series. Created by James DeMonaco, this B-movie’s conceit is that one night every year, all crime (including murder) is legal. This plays into all the best things we love about horror and thriller movies. There’s a timelock, immediate tension, and you can travel all over the United States of America for the subsequent sequels.
But what does the movie series have to say about the country as a whole?