The First Purge, 4/12/19, 86%, B, 4 Stars
So this is how it all began.
The First Purge moves along well, but stumbles when it comes to coherence, such as an out of left field revelation that Nya was in a relationship with Dimitri prior to the events of the movie. Otherwise, it made sense, but didn’t move as swiftly as a 100 minute movie usually does.
The characters are well developed for the most part, and they do a good job of showing how something like The Purge would be perceived at first.
The visual believability is perfect as usual, but the amount of action gets overstimulating at times.
The soundtrack just does its job, with the rendition of “America the Beautiful” acting as the social commentary of violence in America.
The humor is appropriate, the only laugh I got was when they showed some public adult time to show how some people would use a night of lawlessness for more innocent purposes. It was a nice moment of “not everyone is a violent lunatic deep down” and showed the Purge itself isn’t all for murder.
Overall, this is thought provoking enough, and gives insight into how the NFFA rigged the Purge, so all dramatic tension’s gone.
-Visual Believability 10/10
-Purposeful Content 8/10
-Emotional Resonance 8/10
-Appropriate Use 8/10
-Appropriate Humor 10/10
-Appropriate Cursing 10/10