The First Purge (2018)
To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.
It is a performances centric movie
After playing with our expectations, this turns out to be a very different sort of film.
The plot isn't so bad, but the pace of storytelling is too slow which makes people bored. Certain moments are so obvious and unnecessary for the main plot. I would've fast-forwarded those moments if it was an online streaming. The ending looks like implying a sequel, not sure if this movie will get one
I enjoyed watching this film and would recommend other to give it a try , (as I am) but this movie, although enjoyable to watch due to the better than average acting fails to add anything new to its storyline that is all too familiar to these types of movies.
Simply the whole neighborhood would have gone to spend the night somewhere else, be it a hotel or a park. The argument is as stupid as possible and the performances are so caricatured, instead of exploring the psychological research to create the purge, only shows violence that doesn't add anything to the franchise that the others films had already shown
'The First Purge' dope movie! Acting is superb especially from Dimitri (Y'lan Noel) & Skeletor (Rotimi Paul) 2 stars in the making! Storyline good but very triggering. Defo worth that cinema ticket!
Should definitely be 1 star out of 10 but I believe it or not have seen worse.Bad from the start. Much regreted not leaving and going in to see Mission Impossible.1. Horrible Acting 2. Some things made no sense 3. A very racist movie! All whites were either killers or bad guys and rarely in the movie at all. The last Purge movie was decent, which is why I decided to last minute try this, but I have no idea how this could have made it to the theater.The best and only scary/suspenseful part was the trailer for "The Nun"
The first purge was set up as a social experiment on Staten Island. The idea was to pit "violence against violence". People were paid to participate in the experiment and we later discover (plot spoiler...sort of) gangs were shipped into the area. The initial purge was to no real surprise, designed to eliminate the lower classes. The film centers on Isaiah (Joivan Wade) who has issues with a crazed killer (Rotimi Paul). Dmitri (Y'lan Noel) is attempting to keep his gang together by boycotting the event. We already knew the politics behind the purge, so the revelation wasn't a breath taking climax. The characters were mostly lame except for Skeletor. Somehow I don't feel bad when poor people kill each other, nor am I entertained by it. I like it when the white bread crowd must defend themselves. Guide; F-word. Brief sex. no nudity