After the rise of a third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, an experiment is conducted, no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one must stay during the experiment yet there is $5,000 for anyone who does.
The First Purge - Official Trailer
From 3 Reviews
The First Purge is a step back for a series that hasn't seemed to ever take a step forward.
"It is time for this series to end."
The concept of the purge is inviting for innovation and for horror. What would people do if given the chance to do anything legal for a short period of time. Yet this series continues to be bogged down by the politics of it.
"The only reason I didn't hate it is because I laughed a lot"
The best way to experience this movie is with a lot of friends who are also aware of how dumb it is
"I had fun, but at the end of the day this was a wasted opportunity"
The Purge series is one of the biggest wasted opportunities in today's film world. The concept has such a great hook, that if these movies were executed well they could develop a massive following. Unfortunately, not only is The First Purge not executed well, but in an effort to deliver a message heavy handedly, they completely forgot to deliver the scares and gore that the horror franchise promised in the first place.