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‘The First Purge’ Could Have a Sequel

Published on July 6th, 2018 | Updated on July 6th, 2018 | By FanFest

Caution: The article you are about to read may contain spoilers for The First Purge, which is now in theatres.

The makers of The Purge intended to examine human behavior when there are no consequences for barbaric behavior, which gives it endless possibilities for storytelling. The circumstances surrounding The First Purge may not be what you expected them to be. This social experiment began as just an experiment which is meant to take place only on Staten Island where residents and purgers will be monitored, and the data analyzed in order to determine whether if put to a larger scale, it would be successful. During that time, the New Founding Fathers of America are trying their hand at what they believe could make the country better.

Citizens on the Staten Island try to make it out of the island alive. The bad guys become heroes, the good guys become the bad guys, and results are achieved. The island is sodden with blood and only a few people get out alive, but the fight has not really began. The final shot of the film is that of the American flag at half-staff, which suggests that the nation has only just begun its fall.

The credits scene shows the NFFA chief of staff announce the success of the Purge and their plans for expanding the Purge to the entire nation as early as the year that followed. The sequel that could follow The First Purge could very well explore the results of the first nation-wide purge.

When the idea of The Purge first came to fruition 2013, we didn’t expect the film to be where it is now. It started when a low-budget small scale movie chronicled one family’s struggle to survive the yearly purge, where crime was legal for 12 hours. The franchise has earned almost $320 million so far, with sequels Anarchy and Election Year following the original. The latest of the franchise is The First Purge, a movie which dives into the in-film origins of the Purge movement itself.

The film is directed by Gerard McMurray, is written by James Demonaco, and stars Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Kristen Solis and Marisa Tomei.

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