History Film / ThePurge

15th Jan '17 7:29:47 PM Mdumas43073
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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.]]
7th Nov '16 5:16:40 PM Fireblood
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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.

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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 (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.
7th Nov '16 5:07:26 PM Fireblood
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** The invaders brought a fair number of axes with them. Later, James uses an axe to kill one of the invaders.

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** The invaders brought a fair number of axes with them. Later, James uses an axe ax to kill one of the invaders.



* BreakTheHaughty : Subverted. Grace tries this, because she hates that the Sandins made so much money from the rest of the neighbourhood and wants to get her revenge during the Purge. For her troubles, [[spoiler: Mary forces her to sit out the rest of the Purge and smashes her face into the table.]]

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* BreakTheHaughty : Subverted.BreakTheHaughty: {{Subverted}}. Grace tries this, because she hates that the Sandins made so much money from the rest of the neighbourhood and wants to get her revenge during the Purge. For her troubles, [[spoiler: Mary forces her to sit out the rest of the Purge and smashes her face into the table.]]



* CombatPragmatist: At one point, James smashes a billiard ball into the head of one of the attackers because it's the only weapon within reach. A couple of minutes later, he grabs an axe from another attacker and turns it against him.

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* CombatPragmatist: At one point, James smashes a billiard ball into the head of one of the attackers because it's the only weapon within reach. A couple of minutes later, he grabs an axe ax from another attacker and turns it against him.



* CreepyDoll: Timmy
* CruelMercy: [[spoiler:Realizing there has been enough killing and to make sure the Sandins' latest assailants live with their guilt, Mary deliver this trope to her two-faced neighbors]].

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* CreepyDoll: Timmy
Timmy.
* CruelMercy: [[spoiler:Realizing there has been enough killing and to make sure the Sandins' latest assailants live with their guilt, Mary deliver delivers this trope to her two-faced neighbors]].



* DeathBySex: Subverted for [[spoiler: Henry]]. He is implied to have had sex with [[spoiler: Zoey]] at the start of the Purge. After this, he wants to meet her father to discuss the relationship. [[spoiler:It turns out that he actually wanted to kill his girlfriend's father. And it epicly backfires so hard on Henry at the cost of his life.]]

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* DeathBySex: Subverted for [[spoiler: Henry]]. He is implied to have had sex with [[spoiler: Zoey]] at the start of the Purge. After this, he wants to meet her father to discuss the relationship. [[spoiler:It turns out that he actually wanted to kill his girlfriend's father. And it epicly epically backfires so hard on Henry at the cost of his life.]]



* DoubleTap: James smashes one gang members' head into a pinball machine, and drives an axe into the back of another. He then shoots each of them with a shotgun, just in case. He also checks on the girl he shot earlier, but she's already dead.



* 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 before the Purge even starts.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The movie can be read, as in [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-kim/rethink-review-emthe-purg_b_3401505.html this article]] for example, as turning certain elements of libertarian / modern conservative ideology UpToEleven (particularly the 'every man for himself' aspects) and seeing what the consequences would be if they were actually applied. The fact that the main bad guys are a gang of preppy Young Republican types and their victim is a homeless black war veteran can't be an accident. Also [[spoiler: the neighbors want to kill the Sandins for being richer than them]]. WordOfGod says it ''is'' intentional.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Most of the family]] lives, but they're traumatized from what happened and probably won't be the same again, plus [[spoiler:they have nobody to trust in their neighborhood after their neighbors tried to kill them]]. The ending rubs it in deeper by having news reports declaring it to be the most "successful" Purge yet, and that it will continue again next year.

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* 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 even starts.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The movie can be read, as in [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-kim/rethink-review-emthe-purg_b_3401505.html this article]] for example, as turning certain elements of libertarian / modern conservative ideology UpToEleven (particularly the 'every man for himself' aspects) and seeing what the consequences would be if they were actually applied. The fact that the main bad guys are a gang of preppy Young Republican types and their victim is a homeless black war veteran can't be an accident. Also [[spoiler: the neighbors want to kill the Sandins for being richer than them]]. WordOfGod says it ''is'' intentional.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Most of the family]] lives, but they're traumatized from what happened and probably won't be the same again, plus [[spoiler:they have nobody to trust in their neighborhood after their neighbors tried to kill them]]. The ending rubs it in deeper by having news reports declaring it to be the most "successful" Purge yet, and that it will continue again next year.
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: While there's technically only two "installments" so far, the [[SequelHook sequel hooks]] in the second film all indicate that future additions will follow its lead. This means that a Purge movie about wealthy people, with a cast made up almost entirely of white actors, will stick out like a sore thumb.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The movie can be read, as in [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-kim/rethink-review-emthe-purg_b_3401505.html this article]] for example, as turning certain elements of libertarian / modern conservative ideology UpToEleven (particularly the 'every man for himself' aspects) and seeing what the consequences would be if they were actually applied. The fact that the main bad guys are a gang of preppy Young Republican types and their victim is a homeless black war veteran can't be an accident. Also [[spoiler: the neighbors want to kill the Sandins for being richer than them]]. WordOfGod says it ''is'' intentional.
* DoubleTap: James smashes one gang members' head into a pinball machine, and drives an ax into the back of another. He then shoots each of them with a shotgun, just in case. He also checks on the girl he shot earlier, but she's already dead.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Most of the family]] lives, but they're traumatized from what happened and probably won't be the same again, plus [[spoiler:they have nobody to trust in their neighborhood after their neighbors tried to kill them]]. The ending rubs it in deeper by having news reports declaring it to be the most "successful" Purge yet, and that it will continue again next year.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: While there's technically only two three "installments" so far, the [[SequelHook sequel hooks]] in the second and third film all indicate that future additions will follow its lead. This means focus on lower class/non-white people, meaning that a Purge movie about wealthy people, with a cast made up almost entirely of white actors, will stick out like a sore thumb.



* {{Expy}}: The [[NoNameGiven "Polite Leader"]] is one of [[Film/AClockworkOrange Alexander DeLarge]]; an impish, almost adorable little boy with exasperatingly good manners and eloquent vocabulary that would make Shakespeare proud, and a penchant for murder, vandalism and rape while wearing a mask and an angelic smile.



* FalseUtopia: The movie is set around an US that is well-recovered... but centered around the question "What if the US government created a once-a-year 12-hour event called The Purge, which allows people to do whatever they want?"

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* {{Expy}}: The [[NoNameGiven "Polite Leader"]] is one of [[Film/AClockworkOrange Alexander DeLarge]]; an impish, almost adorable little boy with exasperatingly good manners and eloquent vocabulary that would make Shakespeare proud, and a penchant for murder, vandalism and rape while wearing a mask and an angelic smile.
* FalseUtopia: The movie is set around an a US that is well-recovered...well-recovered from recession... but centered around the question "What if the US government created a once-a-year 12-hour event called The Purge, which allows people to do whatever they want?"
24th Oct '16 2:05:39 AM JambonSupreme
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXMp9fBomJw A trailer for the third film in the series,]] titled ''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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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXMp9fBomJw A trailer for the On July 1, 2016 a third film in the series,]] movie titled ''Film/ThePurgeElectionYear'', is now out.''Film/ThePurgeElectionYear'' was released. 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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