The new trailer for ‘The Purge’ just dropped and I have to say it has my attention. It seems that Hollywood may finally be starting to throw some new creative ideas into the mix. You know, wedged somewhere between the onslaught of sequels and remakes. But as we know, there are really no new ideas, just bits and pieces of stories that are “borrowed” from other sources and there is nothing wrong with that.
So if you haven’t seen the trailer yet here is the synopsis: Due to overcrowded prisons, the U.S government allows a 12-hour period once a year where all crime is legal. This so called “Purge” has worked to whittle unemployment down to 1% and makes crime almost nonexistent. The only trick is, each year you have to survive the 12 hours. Well this year, one family foolishly invites a stranger who is being targeted by sinister group into their home. With their home under invasion, their only hope is to make it through the night.
Kind of crazy, right? I’m really hoping ‘The Purge’ can be this years ‘Cabin in the Woods.’ Not, so much from the comedy standpoint, but from the kick-ass new idea horror/action hybrid genre.
Also, the film has Lena Headey in it and that makes me smile. Not, only is she wonderful to look at, but she knows how to act as well. It also, stars one of cinema’s most underappreciated actors, Mr. Ethan Hawke.
“The Purge” is writer/director James DeMonaco’s directorial breakthrough. While, he has had success as a writer. This is only his second directed film and honestly I have never heard of his first one. So, good luck James, I’m pulling for you.
The Bottom-line is, this is a well-made trailer. I love when trailers use very recognizable happy songs remixed in incredibly creepy ways. In this case it is ‘America the Beautiful.’
Needless to say. I’m pretty psyched about the possibilities with ‘The Purge.’ And get ready to see these masks stocked in every Halloween USA nationwide this October.