History Film / ThePurge

13th Aug '17 9:07:10 AM embyquinn
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**[[spoiler: It's possible that Zoey saw Henry miss her father and knew Dad wasn't hurt. Alternatively, Henry was ''right next'' to her when he got shot and her father was not, so she just reacted to the closest event.]]
17th Jul '17 10:44:24 PM DevinMeenan
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The reason the gang are so hellbent on killing the Stranger, despite the multitude of other targets available, is that he killed one of their friends in self-defense.
20th Jun '17 12:11:35 AM papyru30
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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 epically backfires so hard on Henry at the cost of his life.]]

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* DeathBySex: Subverted for [[spoiler: Henry]]. He Henry]] 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 epically backfires so hard on Henry at the cost of his life.]]
6th May '17 2:07:32 PM tvtroper7991
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* 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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* 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 Also James is dead and 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.
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.



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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown

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

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
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** 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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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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''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?"
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