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The First Purge

 Image © Universal Pictures 

Image © Universal Pictures 

THE FIRST PURGE: D+

What may have begun as an interesting concept has devolved into repetitive ilk. I don’t think anyone who wanted another Purge movie, and yet people flocked out to see it this week. I don’t know which was weaker: the characters, the social commentary, or the thrills. The film explores how the Purge evolved from a social experiment on Staten Island, where participants would receive a monetary stipend for their participation. I feel the cast and crew did the same when Hollywood asked them to make this film. The film’s one redeeming quality is that it emphasizes the importance of community. 

Sean Woodard, Staff Writer 


The First Purge

Starring Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade

Written by James DeMonaco

Directed by Gerard McMurray

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