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Following President Trump’s State of the Union address, the Purge films have decided it’s the perfect time to start marketing their next installment, The First Purge.
Check out the first teaser trailer for the film:
Here’s the official description as well:
“Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge. 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.”
I think the trailer is cleverly made, and it harkens back to the absurdity that the Purge as a “patriotic” holiday. Despite the films not getting that much critical acclaim, I think these films still present a pretty intriguing world and can open up a lot of conversations about modern society.
Though on the surface each movie is about how different people handle “murder night,” some people have noticed that each film is a commentary on the different social classes in the US. So much for a film that everyone usually sees just for the wanton violence.
The First Purge hits theaters July 4.