The First Purge Director Gerard McMurray Crafted a Horror Film About Being a Black Man in America . The First Purge Leans In to Political Chaos to Sell Horror. How To Watch The First Purge Full Movie 2018. Box Office: ‘First Purge’ Slashes $9.3 Million on Fourth of July 2018
The Purge movies have always been about the 1% versus the 99, the privileged against the underprivileged–the rich trying to exterminate the poor by pitting them against one another while sitting safe in fortified ivory towers. In the previous three movies, that theme served as the core, beneath a veneer of fantastically stylized violence, with gangs of roving murderers draping their cars with Christmas lights and donning exaggerated masks over preppy school uniforms. In The First Purge, that thin surface of fantasy is gone, leaving only a crude, gratuitous, vaguely exploitative movie about the government openly and mercilessly exterminating poor people.
‘The First Purge’ Leans In to Political Chaos to Sell Horror. This movie takes us back in time to the beginning of this social experiment, enacted by a radical political party in an attempt to lower the crime rate. The effort to make everything, including murder, legal for 12 hours doesn’t work as planned, leading those in charge to provide a bit of a nudge. The movie has already opened to a promising $9.3 million on Wednesday is expected to earn between $25 million – $30 million over the weekend, which would be consistent with the first three films.
The first poster, released in January, made a political statement by putting the movie’s title on a bright red golf cap. A series of posters showed masked figures in black-and-white photos with scenes of burning cars and other chaos behind them, each one sporting the “Witness the birth of an American tradition” copy, with one collecting three of the four photos into a single poster. Click To Home