The First Purge

The First Purge

DVD - 2018
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Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country's twelve hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) 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 marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Univeral Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: DVD widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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Sequel to "The First Binge."

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samjenks
Apr 16, 2019

Not surprised to see that the company hired military sorts to push the killing along and even murder people in their homes. You can't trust what people say. In this movie the drug dealers became the good guys. That's Bad!

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Dreamstime
Feb 16, 2019

A violent drug dealer becomes the hero. Nope. Plus I was bothered by the racist overtones.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 17, 2019

The First Purge is a action/thriller movie that is directed by Gerard McMurray and is regarding the new Founding Fathers of America conducting a test. In this fantasy all crime is legal for a 24 hour period because of the Founding Fathers believe this sociological theory. This sequel to The Purge contains much more jump scares, killing, stabbing, and violence when in comparison to the previous movies. I believe that the plot could have had more depth as it had a really good direction and idea with this idea of the United States government. When comparing it to the previous three Purges, I can easily say it is the worst. However, this does not mean it is a bad movie as the first three were exceptional. I would give it a 3/5 and would recommend it as to anyone who does not care about plot development but rather enjoys action and violence. @shafyy of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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kaybea
Dec 19, 2018

Terrible prequel to the Purge trilogy was more about violence than social commentary. Watch for: killings, guns and shooting, strangling, stabbing and slashing, blood spurts/sprays, jump scares, and more. And, language that would make a hooker (a rugby player) blush.

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sdiblasio
Nov 24, 2018

I had just finished watching a PBS documentary about the "KKK". It leads right into this! It is the first purge movie that seemed to have some content. It wasn't just gore and fantasy violence. Some of this has happened, is happening or will happen. To use current technology to weaponize against their own citizens is real. Using defense contractors as a militia to target and eliminate certain segments of the population would be an obvious choice. I choose this film as a great way to define current events.

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hammer59
Nov 20, 2018

The preceding Purge movies were interesting but this one.....turned it off after 15 horrible minutes.

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Les_J
Nov 05, 2018

This prequel was pretty good as an action and guns flick, but also wish the plot/script had some more depth as to the government/business scheme behind it.
Hopefully if The Purge TV series gets renewed for further seasons by NBC, they will expand on that.

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sherryleeogden
Oct 31, 2018

Did not like this movie at all. They should of did way better.

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lindy919
Oct 18, 2018

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Not a good movie but it does capture the feeling of living in traitor trump's America.
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