Friday, 26 June 2015

Film review | The purge


I just wanted to quickly mention that I'm changing my blog schedule so from now on I'll be posting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I'll let you know a theme for Monday and Wednesday soon but for now I'm definitely going a film review Friday.

I'm back for another film review Friday and today I'm going to be reviewing the purge. I love horror films so I really thought I was going to love this film. While I liked the idea of the film it just felt like a bit of a let down in places.

The purge is a horror film that is based around the idea that everything is legal for 1 day a year. Every year America hosts an annual purge, where anything is legal from sunset to sunrise (I think that's right, it might be for the whole day though). Because some family's don't agree with the annual purge, they get security for their homes which means that metal shutters and things like that come down over their doors and windows to stop any unwanted guests from entering their homes. 

Here's what is says online about the film, just in case my description was of no help to you. "In an America ravaged by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government sanctions an annual 12-hour period during which all criminal activity -- including murder -- is legal. James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) and his family face the ultimate test when an intruder drags the vicious outside world into their home. James, Mary (Lena Headey) and their two children struggle to survive the night while trying not to turn into monsters like the ones they are striving to avoid." Now I was really looking forward to this film and I thought it would really frighten me. While it did have some jumpy moments, it really didn't scare me.

Its still a good film but I feel like this would be great for people who don't really like horror films, just because its not that scary to me but I'm used to watching horrors like scream and ones that involve clowns. There is a sequel or something but I haven't bothered watching it because I don't really think it would interest me.

I would give this film a 6/10. I'm sure if I wasn't used to horror I would have loved it and it would have scared me, but because I'm so used to horror films with a lot more suspense, blood and violence this just felt to plain and cautious.

Bye for now xxx

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