The First Purge

What happens when marginalized people are cornered? The First Purge

Normally, I am a lover of films with complex plot lines that make you think.  I just thought I was going to see a thriller, but this was traumatic. This was very intense…I am frightened and it’s not for reasons that you think.

We are not an experiment.  We are not a game to play.  We are humans.


From the desk of Dr. Metzger

Message! There were so many messages throughout “The First Purge” with highlights on racial tension, police brutality and the socioeconomic divide. If you’re the patriotic type, I would pass on this one. One message that was crystal clear throughout the film is that the government doesn’t like us. The klan silhouettes, blackface images and the excessive killing was not my cup of tea on a Sunday afternoon. Hell, I wouldn’t want to see this on any afternoon. With that said, this was a definite “no”. My bad, Lauren. Next pick is all yours.

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Public Service Announcement: 
Bringing a toddler to a movie filled with loud noises, sex, violent images and profanity is NEVER ok. Thou shalt not traumatize a child with a psychiatrist sitting in the theater.


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Morton: images


“The First Purge”

Directed By:  Gerard McMurray

Starring:    Y’lan NoelLex Scott DavisJoivan Wade

Runtime: 1 hr, 38 mins


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