It’s Too Soon for ‘The Forever Purge’

It’s Too Soon for ‘The Forever Purge’

Forever Purge movieIt seems fitting that the first cinematic attempt at satirizing Trumpism in the post-Trump era should be a Purge movie. Over the course of four movies and a two-season TV series, The Purge has grown into a successful horror franchise by combining wanton violence with a caricature of America’s political anxieties. Moviegoers know what to expect: a dystopian America in which heroes protect themselves and their loved ones from murderous psychopaths who, one night a year, are legally permitted to wreak whatever bloody havoc they please. But in The Forever Purge, in theaters this weekend, franchise creator James DeMonaco is aiming to flip expectations on their (severed) heads. It’s clearly an attempt to keep the franchise fresh, and in many ways DeMonaco succeeds, if a little inelegantly. But turning…View Original Post

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