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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Feb 5th 2018 at 6:46:51 AM

But the Punisher would really be at home in the Purge. He could just wander around shooting everyone committing crimes.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Feb 6th 2018 at 12:02:34 AM

Yes, yes he was.

I also think we know how the Purge works due to the second movie which some people miss. So what happens when you have your family or your friends killed during the Purge. You stock up on weapons and then go kill them next Purge.

And the scary thing? That's happened in real life with vendettas.

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Feb 6th 2018 at 1:50:37 AM

From the movies I always got the impression that the Purge doesn’t really work, it’s just a propaganda tool the dictators claim maintains the peace while they actually do it through brutal repression and lies.

Also I’m surprised anyone is...surprised that this movie is taking potshots at Trump. The plot of the first one hppened because a bunch of nakedly sociopathic killers dressed like rich preppy twits wanted to murder a homelesss black guy.

CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Feb 6th 2018 at 4:08:41 AM

I think the Purge is working fine, it's just the Purge's stated goals are not the actual goals. The Purge's goals is to cover up the government's corruption and fascist activities by essentially making it legal for people to murder dissidents, the poor, and political enemies one day out of a year. It's just they cover it up by making it seem like it's the people being allowed more freedom rather than less.

I like the idea a friend of mine said that the Purge doesn't actually do that much damage and most people just hunker down because only psychopaths would actively participate.

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Feb 6th 2018 at 7:45:34 AM

And that's why the New Founding Fathers do the death squads and stuff. The Purge doesn't work except for the criminal element doing more crimes. The death squads and stuff are to make sure that it's actually being successful in order to make themselves look good. It's a Night of Long Knives that takes place every year.

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unknowing from somewhere..
Feb 6th 2018 at 10:22:55 AM

[up][up][up]We were expecting shot against trump, not just so...blatant....

Also, you better go to see tweeter now, the butthurt is coming.

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Feb 6th 2018 at 1:08:33 PM

Has any of these movies explored what happens on the day directly after a Purge? That's the part I'd be most interested in, personally.

Still a great "screw depression" song even after seven years.
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Feb 6th 2018 at 1:10:19 PM

We've heard stuff about it before in other movies, like streets filled with bodies and stuff like that.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
Feb 6th 2018 at 4:35:08 PM

@ The First Purge poster.

Ohhh boy r/ The Donald will go into full rage apoplexy at this. And I honestly cannot wait. For all that they yammer about triggering people, they go into these spectacular explosions with alarming regularity.

Sign on for this After The End Fantasy RP.
CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Apr 7th 2018 at 3:28:24 PM

I am disappointed this is the direction they went after Election Day.

I wanted the sequel to follow up the heroine losing the election and people voting for the Purge to remain.

Because...well....it's the way it would go in RL.

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Apr 7th 2018 at 7:11:52 PM I'M MR. MEESEEKS, LOOK AT ME!
Apr 7th 2018 at 7:15:28 PM

Not the protagonist I was expecting.

The first is Nya, a 32-year-old, strong-willed, politically charged woman who frequently stages protests in the streets in an attempt to rally others against the NFFA and the Purge. The second is Isaiah, Nya’s 18-year-old brother who yearns for a better life and takes to selling drugs on the streets to make money that will allow him to better support himself and his sister. The third, and without question the film’s most exciting protagonist, is Dmitri Cimber. Dmitri is the head of the gang that runs and rules over Staten Island. He is shown to have had a past with Nya, which ended once he began his life of crime. Dimitri owns several heroin-manufacturing dens throughout the island and has a small army scattered throughout the city, which will follow every single one of his orders without a seconds notice. Before Purge night, Isaiah sneaks out of his house during the day when he should be in school, to sell drugs. He comes into contact with a crazed, manic heroin addict named “Skeletor” who attacks Isaiah when he refuses to provide him with free heroin.

So I wonder who the guy in the officer uniform was in the trailer. I need to take a look again to see if he was the same guy taking on those soldiers near at 2:15.

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CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Apr 7th 2018 at 7:22:45 PM

So, the Purge is in retaliation to it being Mad Max 1?

edited 7th Apr '18 7:22:56 PM by CharlesPhipps

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Apr 10th 2018 at 6:29:23 PM

a crazed, manic heroin addict named “Skeletor” .

Okay. This sounds amazing. [lol]

edited 10th Apr '18 6:31:59 PM by Guy01

Ok, who let Light Yagami in here?
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C-E-O-3, H-N-I-C
Apr 10th 2018 at 10:12:14 PM

Spoiler: Late in the movie, he gets killed by a huge blond guy wielding a sword.

The blond will be played by either Brock Lesnar or Dolph Lundgren.

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Apr 11th 2018 at 7:34:18 PM

[up]SOLD! [lol]

Ok, who let Light Yagami in here?
CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Jul 8th 2018 at 5:41:07 AM

Wow, the First Purge was awesome.

I love it.

From beginning to end, the most biting social satire yet as well as the problem not being the poor (who don't become monsters) but the rich.

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Jul 8th 2018 at 5:48:32 AM

Going to be awhile before I can see it, but I'm interested to see if they're actually going to spend the first act exploring how The Purge was proposed and passed into law, or if we're going smack dab into the violence and carnage.

Amazing how this franchise went from cheesy popcorn flick to attractive social satire.

Edited by Soble on Jul 8th 2018 at 5:57:19 AM

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CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Jul 8th 2018 at 5:55:15 AM

For those interested:

The whole thing is shown as being heavily skewed from the beginning. People are paid 5000 dollars to stay the night in Staten Island, wasting billions, and people who commit crimes with specialized glasses are given extra money. We also find out that most people don't actually try to hurt anyone. Almost everyone just gets high, has orgies, or hunkers down in churches. In short, everything which fans speculated people would do is what they do—which is why the government sends a bunch of Neo-Nazi crisis actors in.

The Purge scientist lady is also a quack who is genuinely SURPRISED to find the government would use this as an excuse to murder the poor as well as the fact the poor aren't a bunch of violent mass murderers waiting to explode.

Edited by CharlesPhipps on Jul 8th 2018 at 5:56:09 AM

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Oct 26th 2018 at 8:52:16 AM

Watching the second episode. Some of this actually made my stomach turn.

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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Oct 26th 2018 at 9:46:15 AM

The Purge saga might be ending soon.

Calling it now, next movie will be called The Last Purge or The Final Purge. Sounds poetic considering the latest one was called The First Purge.

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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Oct 26th 2018 at 2:41:34 PM

But the last purge was in the third movie, what with the elections and whatnot, unless it's a huge terrorist attack from fanatical remnants of the New Founding Fathers who decide to enact "One last Purge" or something the night before her inauguration.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Oct 26th 2018 at 2:57:28 PM

I think with Trump, Purge Election should have ended with her losing the public vote.

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Oct 26th 2018 at 3:56:21 PM

Because half the electorate stayed home, assuming no one would be crazy enough to vote for more Purges?


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