Obviously the premise behind James DeMonaco’s “The Purge” is patently absurd, but then again, isn’t that why it’s called a horror movie? A guy invading your dreams is pretty absurd, too, I guess. Anyhoo, check out the first trailer for DeMonaco’s “The Purge”, which offers up Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey as parents of a pair of kids trying to survive the night. Unfortunately for them, one of their kids has a conscience. Stupid kids and their conscience. It’s all fun and games and the other guy’s problem until a group of masked killers show up at your doorsteps, I always say.
I gotta say, I don’t know where Lena Headey finds the time to do all these movies. Doesn’t that “Game of Thrones” role of hers take a lot of her time? Then again, given that there are a billion characters on that show, I guess her character only actually shows up 5 minutes or so per episode…
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.
Also starring Edwin Hodge, Max Burkholder, Tony Oller, Rhys Wakefield, and Adelaide Kane.
The fun begins this May 31, 2013.
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