Imagine a life where the crime rate is at an all time low. That sounds too good to be true right? The catch being that one night out of every year anything goes. No police, no hospitals, just crime and chaos. On May 31st, Universal Pictures releases "The Purge". The movie stars Ethan Hawke in a film that depicts a world in which it actually allows a 12-hour time frame for one night a year where crime and evil are encouraged by the government.“If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In The Purge, a speculative thriller that follows one family over the course of a ngle night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outde world breaks into their home. In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decion of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.”
The Purge was directed by James DeMonaco, written by James DeMonaco, and stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, and Max Burkholder.