History Film / ThePurge

28th Aug '16 2:15:38 AM Driavatus
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''For the Trope entry, see ThePurge''
4th Aug '16 6:14:20 AM Thainen
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** The movie focuses on violent crimes, but ignores all the others, that are legal during the night, too. Money laundering, bribery, insider trading, environment pollution, high treason, downloading pirated music... All perfectly legal until the dawn!
11th Jul '16 5:27:26 PM backpack
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* RealityEnsues: All three films have examples of Purgers [[IdiotBall becoming so obsessed with their own theatricality that they end up ignoring their surroundings.]]
3rd Jul '16 4:45:15 PM Lawyer
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** A night with no emergency services running would see infrastructure damage of catastrophic proportions. With no fire fighters, fires would rage out of control, consuming whole blocks at the very least. Damage to crucial utilities such as water and power would go unrepaired. Just consider the infrastructure damage caused by chaos following the overthrow of authoritarian regimes in Iraq (e.g. 2003 Baghdad looting) and Libya, for instance. And that doesn't even take into account the possibility that disgruntled citizens would choose this night to wage an all-out assault on the government, consequences be damned; the Purge may have a stipulation for this possibility, but nothing stops people for arming themselves. Even if the main centers of power are protected, a lot of people with nothing to lose could cause untold damage to the country. The Emergency Broadcast states that government employees above a certain level are "immune" from the Purge, but that really just means that anyone who commits a crime against them on Purge Night will be prosecuted.

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** A night with no emergency services running would see infrastructure damage of catastrophic proportions. With no fire fighters, fires would rage out of control, consuming whole blocks at the very least. Damage to crucial utilities such as water and power would go unrepaired. Just consider the infrastructure damage caused by chaos following the overthrow of authoritarian regimes in Iraq (e.g. 2003 Baghdad looting) and Libya, for instance. And that doesn't even take into account the possibility that disgruntled citizens would choose this night to wage an all-out assault on the government, consequences be damned; the Purge may have a stipulation for this possibility, but nothing stops people for arming themselves. Even if the main centers of power are protected, a lot of people with nothing to lose could cause untold damage to the country. The Emergency Broadcast states that government employees above a certain level are "immune" from the Purge, but that really just means that anyone who commits a crime against them on Purge Night will be prosecuted.
2nd Jul '16 2:57:37 PM StevieC
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* HollywoodPsych: The point of the Purge is to let people get all of their violence and anger out in a night of catharsis, thereby reducing crime. However, studies have shown that violent catharsis increases aggression, rather than reducing it; if anything, the Purge would increase violent crime rates (and incidence of PTSD). One of the few ''intentional'' examples since there are some implications that the Purge is ultimately having the opposite effect than the intended one throughout the film.

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* HollywoodPsych: The point of the Purge is to let people get all of their violence and anger out in a night of catharsis, thereby reducing crime. However, studies have shown that violent catharsis increases aggression, rather than reducing it; if anything, the Purge would increase violent crime rates (and incidence of PTSD). One of the few ''intentional'' examples since there are some implications that the Purge is ultimately having the opposite effect than the intended one throughout the film. Although there's lots of evidence that the purge is having ''exactly'' the effect it was intended to have all along.
1st Jul '16 12:04:08 PM RaustBD
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** Subverted in the sequel, which makes it quite clear that the majority of the middle and lower class do not buy into the purge's rhetoric and that most people are just trying to survive the night rather than actually using it.

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** Subverted in the sequel, which makes it quite clear that the majority of the middle and lower class do not buy into the purge's rhetoric and that most people are just trying to survive the night rather than actually using it. The complete lack of blue flowers signifying support for the purge in the setting of the sequel is quite telling.
30th Jun '16 3:36:33 PM RaustBD
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* HumansAreBastards: A strong theme in both films. The writers seem to believe that legal consequences are the only thing stopping humanity from tearing itself limb from limb.

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* HumansAreBastards: A strong theme in both films. here. The writers seem to believe that legal consequences are the only thing stopping humanity from tearing itself limb from limb.limb.
** Subverted in the sequel, which makes it quite clear that the majority of the middle and lower class do not buy into the purge's rhetoric and that most people are just trying to survive the night rather than actually using it.
29th Jun '16 6:21:47 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* TakeThat: The {{tagline}} for ''The Purge: Election Year'' is "keep America great," a rather obvious play on Creator/DonaldTrump's campaign slogan, "make America great again."
27th Jun '16 7:51:02 AM rjd1922
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* TakeThat: The {{tagline}} for ''The Purge: Election Year'' is "keep America great," a rather obvious play on Creator/DonaldTrump's campaign slogan, "make America great again."
25th Jun '16 9:33:57 PM TheRoguePenguin
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXMp9fBomJw A trailer for the third film in the series,]] titled ''The Purge: Election Year'' is now out. It follows an anti-Purge Senator running for President, as she's betrayed on the night of the Purge, and is forced to flee for her life.

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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXMp9fBomJw A trailer for the third film in the series,]] titled ''The Purge: Election Year'' ''Film/ThePurgeElectionYear'', is now out. It follows an anti-Purge Senator running for President, as she's betrayed on the night of the Purge, and is forced to flee for her life.
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