I Don’t know who thought up the idea for this movie but it’s ridiculous. According to the government, people need to murder, rob, rape, and commit any and every kind of violent crime known to feel better over a 12 hour period, annually without any consequences. There is no law enforcement available, no hospitals open to anyone and no other facilities opened to the public, that includes the fire department, etc. This means if you become ill for any reason or your house caught on fire you’d be SOL. I guess endless scenarios can be made from a theme like this. The Purge is definitely a frightening idea. The best I can say about this movie is it’s well acted and interesting. James Sandin (Ethan Hawk) and his wife Mary Sandin (Lena Headey) and their two children are caught up in this night of “Hell on Earth”. Being a top executive for a security firm, you’d think this family’s security system would be “off the chain”. Of course it’s not causing the whole dialogue for the film. I’m just glad we really don’t live in a world with this kind of reasoning. What is really fascinating, is there is a sequel to “The Purge”. Go figure, there’s no accounting for taste. I purposely waited for The Purge to come to DVD — I’m very glad I didn’t waste money to see it on the big screen.
BTW: Lena Headey plays Cersei Lannister , the queen and mother of King Joffrey Baratheon in “Game of Thrones”