Review of "The Purge (DVD)"

published 17/07/2017 | Sparky43352
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"The Purge Review"


Stars: Lena Headey and Ethan Hawke
Director: James DeMonaco
Certificate: 15
Run Time: 1 hr 25 minutes
Genre: Horror
Release Year: 2013


In this setting, the USA, on March 21st, all crime is legal for 12 hours - including murder. A family on lockdown must try to survive the night after they allow a target of purgers into their home and consequently have been broken into and are now fighting for their lives during a brutal home invasion.

Ethan Hawke- James Sandin
Lena Headey- Mary Sandin
Edwin Hodge- Dwayne Bisop
Max Burkholder- Charlie Sandin
Adelaide Kane =- Zoey Sandin
Rhys Wakefield- Polite Stranger

Rotten Tomatoes: 38%
IMDb: 5.7/10
Metacritic: 41%


My Opinion

Despite this movies ratings, I watched this movie with no expectations and open minded and I really enjoyed it. I thought the concept was very good and interesting and it was very gripping. It wasn't the best movie I had ever seen but definitely a good horror for beginners who aren't necessarily fond of horrors.

I thought the cast was good as I had seen them previously in Game of Thrones and Sinister so I was looking forward to see how they would bring this concept to life. They performed well in my opinion, especially the purgers who were so convincing in their roles.

The special effects were good. There were some jump scares and very eery moments. The masks are something I enjoy most about the purge movies and they just look so iconic and creepy. I therefore thought they used their special effects well. The soundtrack on the other hand was so unmemorable that I can't even recall if I heard any music throughout the whole film but that may have just been because I was so engrossed in the actual movie itself but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and say it was average.

You can buy this movie for £2 on amazon (including delivery) or on Blu-Ray for £4.09 again from amazon. I'd definitely recommend you buy it or I think it might be on Netflix but I could be mistaken.

The movie is very different from DeMonaco's other movies like Insidious and s therefore very memorable because there have not really been any movies that have followed this concept so it's very fascinating to watch.

Thank you for reading, please rate helpful if this helped you in any way. Any criticism or advice is always appreciated. Thanks again.

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  • siberian-queen published 22/07/2017
    i liked this and the following ones
  • justarube published 18/07/2017
  • kiss_me2070 published 18/07/2017
    Good review.
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Product Information : The Purge (DVD)

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Product Details

Classification: 15 years and over

Actor(s) (Last name, First name): Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke

DVD Region: DVD

Director(s) (Last name, First name): James DeMonaco

Production Year: 2012

Title: P

EAN: 5050582953589


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