The Forever Purge movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS THE FOREVER PURGE A POINTLESS PACKAGE OF CHAOS AND CARNAGE?
This fifth instalment to The Purge is wild, violent and definitely feels unnecessary. Packed with plenty of “purging” action and suspense, this unique but wasteful story will only impress real fans… if not.
On the morning after the annual Purge, a 12-hour period in which all crimes are legal, a masked gang decide that the mayhem does not stop during daybreak and continues forever.
Director: Everardo Gout
Cast: Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Leven Rambin, Will Patton, Alejandro Edda
Writer: James DeMonaco
Release Date (Australia): 22 July 2021
Runtime: 103 minutes/1h 43m
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Language: English, Spanish
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
Thematic material includes crime, threat and murder.
People are shot, stabbed and attacked with weapons, accompanied by large blood sprays and injury detail.
The film features aggressive use of the word “f**k”, in addition to uses of the words “damn”, “hell”, “ass”, “bitch” and “s**t”.
The film includes mild verbal sexual references, including a man telling a woman that he is “turned on”.
R (for strong/bloody violence, and language throughout)
Aussie boy's thoughts
“The Forever Purge” would be much better as “The Final Purge”. It would make complete sense, considering the completely irrational and senseless government of this terribly dystopian version of America could finally shut down the annual purge after the events of this disastrous film. Alike the previous Purge movies but focusing on a completely different story, this film revolves around the yearly purge. But instead of having the entire movie centred on these violent 12 hours of legal crime, it’s set after the event when some mindless fools decide it’s not over and never will finish.
James DeMonaco actually deserves some credit for this instalment due to the fact that instead of revolving around a group of people getting unwillingly involved in the purge, he attempted to place the spotlight on the aftermath when the criminal activities are illegal. Unfortunately, he and the other directors who execute his ideas make dumb borefests with bloody horror-context action.
The final picture, alike the previous films, hires poor actors who deliver unlikeable and uninteresting characters. The violence and death will appeal to fans of this movie collection, but each sequence in The Forever Purge is absolutely weakened by predictable turns, foreseeable jump-scares and devastating plot holes. There’s nothing new or clever that the other Purge films didn’t achieve and the entire story is instantly forgettable.
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