Excerpt: It’s 2022 and to get out of the economic crisis the US made some radical changes. There are new “Founding Fathers”, the economy runs as never before, and crime has been all but eradicated. The cause of all this beauty? “The Purge”!
Excerpt: The Purge is a B home-invasion thriller ladled with thick dollops of political allegory. Set in the near future, the movie portrays a quasi-libertarian America where, once a year, law enforcement and emergency services are shut down, and murder is decriminalized for 12 hours.
Summary: If you’re going to watch a film with a premise as ludicrous as that of The Purge , you’re asked to be forgiving of its preposterous set-up and just go along for the ride. That’s fine, especially when said set-up involves a near-future America that reaps economic benefits from the yearly 12-hour...
Conclusion: The Purge ei nimestään huolimatta ole filmatisointi Sofi Oksasen kirjasta, vaan amerikkalainen spekulatiivinen trilleri, joka pyrkii kovasti sanomaan jotakin yhteiskunnasta. Sanominen vaan on tehty megafonin lävitse, jottei asia jäisi kellekään epäselväksi.