All the Ways ‘The First Purge’ Skewers America and Donald Trump

All the Ways ‘The First Purge’ Skewers America and Donald Trump

Universal (Note: This post contains all the spoilers for “The First Purge.” The movie is also pretty hard on America, so read on at your own risk!) Now on their fourth film, the “Purge” movies have moved from being horror films about the potentially awful humans we share a society with to being a political allegory for extremism in America today to drawing what feels like a pretty clear allegory about the America’s Republican leadership. No “Purge” movie has been quite as explicit about its political commentary as “The First Purge,” the latest entry into the franchise, though. “The First Purge” tells the story of how the U.S. could accept an institutionalized, annual 12-hour period in which all crime becomes legal, and Americans are free to murder each other consequence-free. The beginning of the movie shows how the New Founding Fathers of America, the extremist political party behind the Purge, manages to gain power. It’s also full of thinly veiled (and extremely not veiled at all) comments about our own country, suggesting we’re not nearly so far away from the Purge being a reality as we might believe. Even the movie’s release date on the Fourth of July is a pointed comment. Also Read: Michelle Wolf: Ivanka Trump Is Like Herpes, She ‘Always Shows Up When We’re About to Get F–ed’ (Video) Here are all the ways “The First Purge” makes a comment about the current state of America. Shaking up Washington Getty Images The New Founding Fathers of […]

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