R, 1 hr. 25 min.
Well it sure as hell didn't do any good for me. After spending the last 85 minutes of my life regretting the second I handed over my $4.25 for the ticket, I've come to a conclusion: If given the choice between seeing this movie again or actually being in The Purge completely unarmed in the middle of the ghetto, I'd choose the ghetto. Simply for the fact that it'd be less painful.
The movie starts out good and had the potential to be a really good thriller. It quickly declined though. The actors are lackluster and B list at best. The plot line is overly thought out and what should have taken at most 30 minutes, got spread out for an hour and a half.
If you were to play a drinking game while watching this movie (props for sneaking in booze!) and every time someone said or mentioned the word “'purge” you'd be dead within the first 20 minutes. We get it okay, this night's a big deal, no need to restate that.
The so called “unfortunate events” that lead to the family's horrible night aren't bad luck at all, they're the result of bad parenting and child supervision. The movie tries to prove a message (a down fall for any horror movie) and depicts American's as blood thirsty insane savages.
Not only does it play up every over used cliche available, but the movie is physically upsetting. I don't mean upsetting as in disturbing or morbid, but upsetting as in the movie is so bad that you literally cringe. All the wrong people die and all the wrong people live! The “plot twist” isn't a twist at all. I saw it coming within the first 10 minutes.
The only good part was when the mom finally snaps, claiming she just wants some "mother f****** peace!"
In conclusion; boyfriends are bad news, neighbors are bad news, doing good deeds are bad news and crazy psycho people in masks are most definitely bad news.
Do yourself a favor, save your time, money and sanity and do as they do in the movie, JUST STAY THE FLOCK HOME!
1/2 "Purged" Sheep
Guest reviewer: Ren Stogner