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The Purge Honest Trailer

As if by magic, those smart folks at Screen Junkies have unleashed a brand new Honest Trailer for The Purge franchise just in time to celebrate Independence Day and the release of a new Purge movie.

The First Purge is in cinemas now and suggests the high-concept thriller franchise is running out of ideas as the title suggests it’s a prequel to the previous three instalments. Charting how a psychological experiment became an annual event where all crime is legal for 12 hours. Thus far, The Purge has almost exclusively focused on murder, be it for revenge, political reasons, or just because they have a bigger house, all crime might be legal, but The Purge was designed (in part) to thin the population.

I’ve said it before, and I’m about to repeat it, conceptually The Purge is one of the essential horror/thriller franchises of the last decade with its terrifyingly plausible 12 hour free for all. However, the three movies thus far seem content to scratch the surface of its genius concept. Maybe the forthcoming ten-part Purge TV series will delve deeper, although, the recently released teaser suggests that murder will still play a big part in proceedings. So, if one purge wasn’t enough for you this year, you’re in luck.

The First Purge is in cinemas now, and The Purge TV series will start in the US early September. We’ll keep you posted about a UK broadcast date as soon as we hear something.

Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge.

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

23Nov

Honest Trailers: The Emoji Movie

As one of the “morons who use pictures instead of words” I should take some offense from the latest Honest Trailer release. Instead, the most offensive thing on display is The Emoji Movie itself....

04Oct

Honest Trailer: Blade Runner [1982]

With the sequel released this week, the good people at Screen Junkies have delivered a timely relook at Ridley Scott’s sci-fi groundbreaker, Blade Runner. To any student of cinema, Blade Runner is...

31May

Honest Trailers Take All Nine of Catwoman’s Lives

Before Wonder Woman makes her long-awaited big screen debut in her own solo movie, those Screen Junkies have taken aim at DC’s previous female-led superhero adaptation, Catwoman. Catwoman was a...

11May

Honest Trailers: Fifty Shades Darker

When it comes to understanding the ongoing popularity of the 50 Shades franchise, I am at a loss. I’m no prude, but the tacky and poorly written books by P.L James continue to sell in their...

19Jul

Honest Trailers Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released, just about everybody who has seen (and many who haven’t) has had something to say about Zach Snyder’s movie. Not much of it has been...

02Oct

Honest Trailers: Avengers Age of Ultron

Avengers: Roughly One Week Of Ultron! The Screen Junkies have opened their toy chest of pain and unleashed an Honest Trailer for Avengers Age of Ultron. While I very much enjoyed Whedon’s sequel,...

25Jun

Honest Trailers: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Widely regarded as one of the best movie sequels of all time, Terminator 2: Judgement Day still stands as a shiny example of how a sequel can surpass the original. You could be forgiven for thinking...