In our current climate it would be far too easy to dismiss this as a B-Movie with more balls than brains, yet the decision to look back on the initiation of the ‘annual purge’ holds a fictional mirror to our society which is worryingly plausible. That’s not to look past the fact that this is a distinctly average film in its own right as the plot is basic, the twists are relatively predictable and the action scenes are fun but cliché beyond belief, but the acting is of a decent enough standard and the story moves along at a good pace. In essence, this film wants to shock the audience and make them stop and consider the way that we are shaped by people with their own agenda – an agenda which is unlikely to be in line with our own sense of morality – and this is its real strength.
Originally published in Weed World Magazine issue 137
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