Written by: J. Logan
The In 2013, the great dystopian horror film franchise was created. The Purge film franchise was written and directed by James DeMonaco and was amazing. The Purge was the second film DeMonaco directed and it was a hit. There are currently 3 installments to the film series and the fourth is said to be released in July.
The films follow different stories that occur during the annual purge night. This night allows all crimes, including murder, to be legal for 12 hours with all emergency services unavailable. The first film, The Purge, was released in 2013 and did well in the box office bringing in $89.3 million with a $3 million budget. The second film, The Purge: Anarchy, was released in 2014 and did just as well with it's box office sales. The film ended up bringing in $111.9 million with a $11 million budget. It also received better critical response than the first one earning a 56% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The third installment to the film series, The Purge: Election Year, was released in 2016. The critical response this addition of the series received were just as good as the second film earning a 53% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film also did well in box office sales becoming the third highest-grossing film behind Finding Dory and The Legend of Tarzan. The film also surpassed it's predecessors in box office sales bringing in $118.6 million with an $11 million budget becoming the highest-grossing film in the series.
With all the success that the other films within the series have achieved, it's had to think the new film won't do as well. The film, The First Purge, is said to be the story of how the ritual of the annual purge came into play. I believe the story line will have a lot of plot twist just as the others. If you haven;t seen the trailer to the film yet, it'll definitely leave you wanting more. This is one movie that is a definite must see when released this July.