The Purge franchise has always been a better idea on paper than an actual movie franchise. The series peaked after the second film which was the only good one. The first two films dealt with the haves and the have nots and told the story of social classes desensitized for a whole year until one night of the year when all crime is legal. A pretty decent concept.
However as the series went on, like most things today, it decided to go woke and the quality of the series dipped dramatically. The series became less about the purge and more about a race war, which is pretty much the entire latest entry, The Forever Purge.
The Forever Purge is a 2021 American action horror film that is the fifth and final film of The Purge franchise, and serves as a direct sequel to 2016’s The Purge: Election Year. It is directed by Everardo Valerio Gout, written by series creator James DeMonaco, who also produced alongside Jason Blumand Michael Bay. The film stars Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Leven Rambin, Alejandro Edda, and Will Patton, and follows a group of ranchers who go on the run after numerous people continue committing crime after the ending of the Purge.
For starters, the idea of the Forever Purge literally makes no sense. Why would people want chaos to continue after one day? It’d be like living in Mad Max. The story like the characters is incredibly flawed. Pretty much if you are a white person in this world you are a multi-millionaire, inherently racist and bloodthirsty person who craves the murder of any and all people of color.
Apparently some far leftist was living out their inner most fantasy writing this as even the “good” white characters in the film are still depicted as assholes.
Still though the most hilarious aspect of the film is in its opening moments when a group of illegals break in to America. It’s interesting to know that even in a fictional America that carries out an annual Purge, people are still willing to risk their lives and illegally to break into the country.
The film culminates with our main group of characters trying to reach the Mexican border.
The film is just a poorly written and executed attempt to try and be relevant at a time that the real life United States is as divided as its ever been. It fails as a horror film and continues to fail as a franchise. The last thing a Purge film needs associated with it is the word “Forever.”
HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience highly recommends passing on this film and any of its future sequels.
The Purge is one franchise that needs one well placed headshot to put it out of its misery…