“THE PURGE” Movie Review. An Enjoyable Watch, nonetheless.
“THE PURGE” PRESS PREVIEW
If you were to ask me, I’d certainly say that”THE PURGE” stands out as a low budget Hollywood Home Invasion movie.
It was shot at a precise USD 3 million without any frills.
I’d certainly think so, as it went on to steal the thunder as a commercial low-key box office shocker, recouping almost 10 times more the invested amount.
It’s needless to say that plans are now underway for a sequel.
Headlined by the one time Hollywood brat ETHAN HAWKE, this unexpected victory has spurred Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures to announce that “THE PURGE 2″ would be coming your way, any time soon.
The futuristic thriller depicts a new American society where the government has sanctioned “THE PURGE”, a 12-hour period in which all crimes are legalised. During this time, you can shoot anybody, false friends and relatives who have betrayed you.
ETHAN HAWKE and LENA HEADEY play a husband and wife team whose family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate.
The film director who is also the writer JAMES DeMARCO performed his best with the allocated shooting budget.
He is able to tax commendable performances from the principal cast, but it is the psychotic villian played by RHYS WAKEFIELD that stands out admirably.