- The First Purge review by GM
I have watched previously all the films of the purge series but none of them is as racist and anti-American as this film.
The story takes place in Staten Island ,a place which has been chosen to become the host of the first purge. So far so good.
The film depicts that Staten Island is mostly inhabited by ethnic minorities (especially African-Americans) who have decided to stay in the island during this first purge in order to get the 5,000 $ participation prize. Apparently most or all of the white people have left the island because they have no need for this money as they are so privileged. A lot of non privileged people, with anger and hatred issues, decide to take part in this experiment and we see them at the beginning of the film lining up to sign for the purge. However the night does not become the success the government was hoping for since most of the people decide to go for dancing instead of purging. So the government sends in a number of KKK and mercenary teams (obviously all of them are white) to kill the good people of Staten Island.
However the heavily armed KKK teams and neo-Nazi mercenaries are wiped out by the good (black) people(their leader is a druglord). It is a disgusting film full of racist propaganda and no value whatsoever. I was very disappointed and will most certainly give up watching any further films of the series.
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- The First Purge review by sw
Im a big fan of the purge films. My favourite been the 2nd. I like the way all the films have a different story line while still keeping the main theme.
The first purge is no exception. If you like the others im sure youl like this one, lots of action and chasing with a decent budget.
Its a good prequel as prequels go, but Id say its my least favourite though, its been made by all the same people but this one felt like some of the scenes were making it about racial stuff which the purge has never been about so that seemed a bit weird and the way some people behaved in it seemed unreal but then all films have that i suppose lol
If your a purge fan then its worth watching.
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3.5 stars for Trumpisms
- The First Purge review by CS
If you've seen the other Purge films you'll know what this is about, but it does provide an interesting backstory to the origins of the
event in a story that has some uncomfortable parallels with what is going on today in terms of the resurgence of extremism in the USA. This is not high brow cinema but it is entertaining enough and worth a watch for sure if you enjoyed its predecessors.
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