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Ethan Hawke has no choice but to embrace his dark side and do a little asskicking in a clip from James DeMonaco’s set-in-the-near-future home invasion flick “The Purge”, which posits that the future is a very, very screwed up place that you don’t wanna be a part of. Or if you do, then you best have a pretty big house with state-of-the-art security systems. You know what they call a future that isn’t screwed up? The future. You know what they call a future that is royally screwed up? Hollywood movies.
Check out the clip, check it outers.
If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In The Purge, a speculative thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home. In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.
Starring Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Edwin Hodge, Max Burkholder, Tony Oller, Rhys Wakefield, Adelaide Kane.
Lock your doors this May 31, 2013.
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