The Films of 2013: The Purge
How dare they?
Where most movies are dumb and appeal to the lowest common denominator, The Purge is smart and scary.
Does he have no value at all?
Is it right to trade his life for theirs because he has the wrong skin color, or was unlucky enough to be born in the wrong neighborhood
Well look at where we are right now, in 2016, three years on. The hate between those who are privileged and those without privilege is even worse. And we have a candidate for President who lacks Romney's restraint, and advocates for physical violence at his rallies.
Food is a basic survival need. I mean…who doesn’t feel that their children are entitled to eat?
Notice, for instance, that the Sandins live in a very upper-class gated community of McMansions. In the past decade, most middle-classers have been priced out of that life-style, so what we’re talking about here is a world of the ultra-rich vs. everyone else.
The scary thing is that in this case, the law is on his side. The laws in this case seem to have been made by the privileged few, to perpetrate violence on the many.
What happens to people who can’t afford The Sandin’s expensive security system?
If everyone is to have the same access to the American Dream, or the same opportunities that a meritocracy implies, then they all must begin on the same starting line, or in lieu of that, at least get help in the form of oversight from government to ameliorate the difference.
I don't know about you, but I presume I would be doing very well in life had I been gifted with such a small loan.
Where your fellow American is deemed worthy of death because he or she has faced some hard times, because he or she feel entitled to…food?
For instance, the Sandins in the film continue to separate from one another during the invasion on their home, a factor which provides for repetitive, multiple, and tiresome hostage opportunities. You would think that after one such hostage situation, the family would get the message, and stick together.
His fears would already be quelled. He’d know what the purge was all about, and not feel the level of anxiety he reveals in the film.