Can Ethan Hawke Survive Criminal Christmas in 'The Purge' Trailer?
"Tonight allows people a release for all the hatred and violence that they keep up inside them." In an alternate version of America, the government allows a 12-hour period each year called The Purge in which any and all criminal activity, including murder, becomes legal. The police can't be called and hospitals won't even help people. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey find themselves tested to see how far they will go to protect their family from criminals getting their jollies. There are parts of this first trailer reminiscent of The Strangers, and at the very least, it's a really cool sci-fi sort of concept with some horror thrown in. Watch!
Here's the first trailer for James DeMonaco's The Purge, originally from Apple:
The Purge is written and directed by James DeMonaco. In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family (led by Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey) wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. Universal sends the film to theaters May 31st this summer.
This is the best concept I've seen in awhile. Lets hope the film makers have something to go along with such an awesome world to say it in.
Matt Peloquin on Apr 3, 2013
Almost sounds like something the GOP would actually vote for...
ff on Apr 3, 2013
yea - the dems are too sissy to ever think of something like this.
ogre on Apr 3, 2013
Haha. Firstly I'm an Independent. 2nd, I find it hilarious you think it's a good idea? Amazing. As I said- something the GOP may actually vote for, and apparently there are others with questionable intelligence who would agree with them if they did.
ff on Apr 3, 2013
it's a concept that works with some tribes in Africa. It seems that same concept has finally reached its true address...
petroleum on Apr 3, 2013
I really like this. Not so much a horror but a dystopian suspense. And Ethan hawke will be awesome as he always is.
Jon Odishaw on Apr 3, 2013
I can dig it.
Nielsen700 on Apr 3, 2013
Why is everyone saying this is "the best concept". Its fucking ridiculous. Who the hell is getting paid to make this crap?
email@example.com on Apr 3, 2013
Haters gonna hate
Cody W on Apr 3, 2013
"Them". The ones who thought it up get paid. Then everyone else goes and sees it, then they get paid. Whatever you do, please don't go see it. Disaster avoided.
Random on Apr 3, 2013
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