If you have been anywhere near a television or the internet lately (which obviously you have — hello lovelies of the internet world!) you have likely heard about the new movie, The Purge. I know I have. I have personally seen the trailer about a dozen times and, just a few days ago, ads for the movie took over Spotify (the only way to listen to music on your computer, smartphone, or other gadget as far as I’m concerned.) This is one of the few movies to come out recently that, as soon as I heard about it, I immediately wanted to see it. This new horror sci-fi thriller asks us all one question: would we survive the night?
If, on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do?
In an America wracked with 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 12 hours when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this particular night in 2022, plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.
When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear his family apart. Now it’s up to James, his wife Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.
I am a big fan of stories that question or personal moral compasses, and while a crime-filled free-for-all in the year 2022 may sound far-fetched, questioning what kind of people we could become if we felt that we had no choice is very real. People all over the world live their lives with a foundation of morals. They navigate through their lives doing what they can to get by comfortably, but sometimes people are confronted with having to do something they thought they could never do because they think it is their only option.
The Purge sounds like a movie that can really get viewers to ask themselves what kind of people they are and what kind of people they could be, which I think is an important question to ask ourselves, even if the question is wrapped in a package of a thrilling movie.
Check out the blog app below to watch the movie trailer for The Purge as well as take an informative safety quiz to find out if you would #SurviveTheNight during the purge.
“The Purge” Movie Prize Pack Giveaway
The Purge was released in theaters just this weekend and to celebrate, we have a pretty awesome giveaway up for grabs. One lucky Woman Tribune reader will win a prize pack of movie memorabilia, including a t-shirt and super creepy mask.
This giveaway will end June 19th and is open to US, ages 18+. To enter use the Rafflecopter form below.
This giveaway is made possible thanks to Universal Pictures and PartnersHub. No compensation was received, and opinions are my own.