History Film / ThePurge

23rd Apr '17 10:09:30 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler: Henry's]] attempt at using the Purge to "[[MurderTheHypotenuse remove]]" his lover's disapproving father from the equation. If he's successful, does he really think his girlfriend will forgive such a thing? Or that her mother will allow him to walk away unharmed after killing her husband? Did he intend on killing her too if she interfered? Or that her brother would just stand there and allow his parent/s to be killed? Would he have killed her brother too? There's basically no way he remains her boyfriend if he goes through with this. [[spoiler: Henry fails to consider her father would be armed and worse still, willingly forgoes the element of surprise. His spectacular failure ends with him killed by his intended target.]]
** However, his girlfriend does not seem to condemn his choice; see UngratefulBastard below.
* DisproportionateRetribution [[spoiler: The neighbors]] want to kill the Sandins because [[spoiler:they remodeled their house ostentatiously using the money James earned from selling them his security system. And just in case you thought they might be pissed by its failure later on, it's made clear they resent them for it even before the Purge starts.]]

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler: Henry's]] attempt at using the Purge to "[[MurderTheHypotenuse remove]]" his lover's disapproving father from the equation. If he's successful, does he really think his girlfriend will forgive such a thing? Or that her mother will allow him to walk away unharmed after killing her husband? Did he intend on killing her too if she interfered? Or that her brother would just stand there and allow his parent/s to be killed? Would he have killed her brother too? There's basically no way he remains her boyfriend if he goes through with this. [[spoiler: Henry fails to consider her father would be armed and worse still, willingly forgoes the element of surprise. His spectacular failure ends with him killed by his intended target.]]
** However,
]] Bizarrely, when things do go south, [[spoiler:Zoey seems more concerned with his girlfriend does not seem to condemn his choice; see UngratefulBastard below.
welfare than that of her father]].
* DisproportionateRetribution DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: The neighbors]] want to kill the Sandins because [[spoiler:they remodeled their house ostentatiously using the money James earned from selling them his security system. And just in case you thought they might be pissed by its failure later on, it's made clear they resent them for it even before the Purge starts.]]



* [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Everyone Trying to Kill You]]: [[spoiler:Even the neighbors.]]

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* [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Everyone Trying to Kill You]]: EverythingTryingToKillYou: Pretty much everyone goes crazy on Purge night. [[spoiler:Even the neighbors.]]



* HumansAreBastards: A strong theme here. The writers seem to believe that legal consequences are the only thing stopping humanity from tearing itself limb from 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 (no doubt as they're it's main victims) 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.

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* HumansAreBastards: A strong theme here. The writers seem to believe that legal consequences are the only thing stopping humanity from tearing itself limb from 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 (no doubt as they're it's main victims) and that most people are just trying to survive the night rather than actually using it.
limb. The complete lack of blue flowers signifying support for the purge in the setting of the sequel is quite telling.sequels avert this.



* KarmaHoudini

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdownNoHoldsBarredBeatdown:



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
** The Polite Leader insists the homeless man be turned alive so they can kill him.

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou:
** The Polite Leader insists the homeless man be turned returned alive so they can kill him.



* PrettyLittleHeadshots

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* ProtectThisHouse: As even with all the security improvements, the Sandin house is still invaded by the masked strangers.

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* ProtectThisHouse: As even Even with all the security improvements, the Sandin house is still invaded by the masked strangers.



* SoundtrackDissonance

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* WhatTheHellHero: James Sandin doesn't hesitate to yell at his kid for letting a stranger into their house, because they don't even know who's after him. It turns out that he has a point when the psychopathic gang turns up on their doorstep...

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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
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James Sandin doesn't hesitate to yell at his kid for letting a stranger into their house, because they don't even know who's after him. It turns out that he has a point when the psychopathic gang turns up on their doorstep...
15th Mar '17 12:22:47 PM sheika
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->'''James:''' Tonight allows people a release for all the hatred and violence that they keep up inside them.\\
'''Charlie:''' Why don't you guys kill someone tonight?\\
'''James:''' Because we don't feel the need to, Charlie.

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->'''James:''' Tonight allows people ->This is not a release test. This is your emergency broadcast system announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge sanctioned by the U.S. Government. Weapons of class 4 and lower have been authorized for use during the Purge. All other weapons are restricted. Government officials of ranking 10 have been granted immunity from the Purge and shall not be harmed. Commencing at the siren, any and all the hatred crime, including murder, will be legal for 12 continuous hours. Police, fire, and violence that they keep up inside them.\\
'''Charlie:''' Why don't
emergency medical services will be unavailable until tomorrow morning until 7 a.m., when The Purge concludes. Blessed be our New Founding Fathers and America, a nation reborn. May God be with you guys kill someone tonight?\\
'''James:''' Because we don't feel the need to, Charlie.
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15th Mar '17 12:03:48 PM sheika
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TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the US government has set up a once-a-year event named The Purge, in which people are free to commit whatever crimes they want for 12 hours, despite not making economic sense. James Sandin, a well-to-do businessman who sells home security systems for people to protect themselves from the Purge, settles himself, his wife and his two children in for the night, arming the house and protecting it from any invaders...

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TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the US government has set up a once-a-year event named The Purge, in which people are free to commit whatever crimes they want for 12 hours, despite [[ArtisticLicenseEconomics not making economic sense.sense]]. James Sandin, a well-to-do businessman who sells home security systems for people to protect themselves from the Purge, settles himself, his wife and his two children in for the night, arming the house and protecting it from any invaders...



** 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!

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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, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking downloading pirated music...music]]... All perfectly legal until the dawn!


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* CarFu: The truck used to invade the Sandins' domicile.
15th Jan '17 7:29:47 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[{{Tagline}} Survive the night.]]'']]

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''For the Trope entry, see ThePurge''


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For the trope entry, see ThePurge.
27th Dec '16 3:27:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* NonActionGuy: Mary. Creator/LenaHeadey, known for playing very {{badass}} {{Mama Bear}}s, plays the Non-Action type for the better part of the movie, until [[spoiler:the ending after James had been killed]].

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* NonActionGuy: Mary. Creator/LenaHeadey, known for playing very {{badass}} badass {{Mama Bear}}s, plays the Non-Action type for the better part of the movie, until [[spoiler:the ending after James had been killed]].
24th Dec '16 3:14:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* PrecisionFStrike: Masterfully delivered by [[spoiler:Ms. Sandin, played by the always excellent LenaHeadey]] toward the end of the movie when [[spoiler:the neighbors ask them to get it over with.]] "We are gonna play the rest of this night out in motherfucking peace. Does anyone have a problem with that?"

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* PrecisionFStrike: Masterfully delivered by [[spoiler:Ms. Sandin, played by the always excellent LenaHeadey]] Creator/LenaHeadey]] toward the end of the movie when [[spoiler:the neighbors ask them to get it over with.]] "We are gonna play the rest of this night out in motherfucking peace. Does anyone have a problem with that?"
24th Dec '16 3:08:33 AM Morgenthaler
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''The Purge'' is a 2013 dystopian SlasherMovie directed and written by James [=DeMonaco=] and starring EthanHawke and LenaHeadey.

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''The Purge'' is a 2013 dystopian SlasherMovie directed and written by James [=DeMonaco=] and starring EthanHawke Creator/EthanHawke and LenaHeadey.
Creator/LenaHeadey.
30th Nov '16 4:06:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: James, big time! He's the sole reason [[spoiler:that only he ends up dying during the attack]]. Why? Because he [[spoiler: killed almost all the would-be murderer gang except for their boss]].
7th Nov '16 5:41:49 PM Fireblood
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* SlasherMovie: Having masked psychopaths who break in somebody's home just to kill someone would make this film count as this trope.

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* SlasherMovie: Having masked psychopaths who break in into somebody's home just to kill someone would make this film count as this trope.



** In the trailer, with an a cappella version of "America The Beautiful" playing over clips of the Sandins getting the crap beaten out of them

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** In the trailer, with an a cappella version of "America The Beautiful" playing over clips of the Sandins getting the crap beaten out of themthem.



* TeensAreMonsters
** The gang who comes after the Sandins is in their mid to late teens, with the leader clearly wearing some kind of prep school uniform.

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* TeensAreMonsters
TeensAreMonsters:
** The gang who comes after the Sandins is are in their mid teens to late teens, early twenties, with the leader clearly wearing some kind of prep school uniform.



** Zoey. When [[spoiler:Zoey's boyfriend Henry tries to kill her father and got shot instead]] she immediately carries him upstairs and fusses over him. She doesn't check on her father who was shot at, or her mother and brother who could've been hit by a ricocheting bullet/shrapnel and doesn't call him out on his actions or express disapproval. This is despite the fact that [[spoiler:her father provided for her, as they are wealthy and well-cared for, and is a good parent to her]].
** [[spoiler:The neighbours could qualify too. They detest the Sandins, because they feel like the Sandins are flaunting their wealth by adding an addition to their house. Never mind the fact that the large majority of said wealth was the result of the neighbors buying high-tech security systems from Jack Sandin, which are essentially the only thing keeping their families from being brutally murdered.]]
* VillainousRescue: The [[spoiler:neighbours]] save the family from the intruders because they want to kill them themselves.

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** Zoey. When [[spoiler:Zoey's boyfriend Henry tries to kill her father and got gets shot instead]] she immediately carries him upstairs and fusses over him. She doesn't check on her father who was shot at, or her mother and brother who could've been hit by a ricocheting bullet/shrapnel and doesn't call him out on his actions or express disapproval. This is despite the fact that [[spoiler:her father provided for her, as they are wealthy and well-cared for, and is a good parent to her]].
** [[spoiler:The neighbours neighbors could qualify too. They detest the Sandins, because they feel like the Sandins are flaunting their wealth by adding an addition to their house. Never mind the fact that the large majority of said wealth was the result of the neighbors buying high-tech security systems from Jack Sandin, which are essentially the only thing keeping their families from being brutally murdered.]]
* VillainousRescue: The [[spoiler:neighbours]] [[spoiler: neighbors]] save the family from the intruders because they want to kill them themselves.
7th Nov '16 5:27:09 PM Fireblood
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* KillThePoor: This is heavily implied to be the true purpose of the Purge, as is speculated by in a news report and put forth by the gang that hunts "homeless swine". Confirmed in the sequel.

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* KillThePoor: This is heavily implied to be the true purpose of the Purge, as is speculated by in a news report and put forth by the gang that hunts "homeless swine". Confirmed in the sequel.



* MalevolentMaskedMen: AND women, who are ironically the most brutal and sadistic of the gang. They gang wears the masks for psychological effect and to disguise themselves just in case anyone who survives them doesn't try to take revenge on them during the next Purge.

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* MalevolentMaskedMen: AND women, who are ironically the most brutal and sadistic of the gang. They gang wears the masks for psychological effect and to disguise themselves just in case anyone who survives them doesn't try tries to take revenge on them during the next Purge.



** [[spoiler: The neighbours' real incentive for rescuing the Sandins.]]

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** [[spoiler: The neighbours' neighbors' real incentive for rescuing the Sandins.]]



* PapaWolf: James, who singlehandedly kills four of the invading gang using a shotgun and an axe.

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* PapaWolf: James, who singlehandedly kills four of the invading gang using a shotgun and an axe.ax.



* PowerOfTrust: Implied at the end since [[spoiler:the Sandins now know their neighbors want to kill them due to their wealth.]]

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* PowerOfTrust: Implied {{Implied}} at the end since [[spoiler:the Sandins now know their neighbors want to kill them due to their wealth.]]
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