The real conspiracy is, with the editing style and stupid storytelling, people just don’t like watching a bad film. Well, maybe some people. The Columbine killers code named their attack “NBK.”
There has been more ado about nothing, but waiting for almost an hour to realize you just want it to be over is a bad sign for a film that is supposed to create a mood. The mood here is dread. Where is my friend Binage? If I am going to see a crappy horror flick, he should be there with me.
I have resisted watching or reviewing these films for some time. I was always partial to Michael Myers, for better or worse, and the times I watched these films, it […]
Is this a film of its time? Yes, in that it plays like a bad episode of Magnum P.I. or a good episode of The A-Team.
“The most notable aspect of the film for me is that Michael Ironside actually makes it through the entire film. If he’s not necessarily living, he’s at least able to drive.”
“I saw this film on a dare from someone who saw the first 10 minutes then fast forwarded to the end. Both he and I had seen this film pushed to the top of our Netflix login, saying there was a 90+% chance we’d like this film. Not sure what the criteria is, but it’s not nearly as accurate as those Amazon adbots that put items similar to what you were browsing for on every future page you visit. He wins, even if he saw only 5 minutes less than I did. “
The First Purge shows oppressed black people at peaceful rallies, innocent black folks in a housing project being killed room to room and a black drug dealer as its hero. There’s even a neighbor Lady who’s essentially Oprah. This is intended to put the butts in the seats, not to be intellectually honest.
Back to Romero and his legacy. The producers who were behind Texas Chainsaw 3D made this film the way they did to keep as close to the spirit of his work. In this respect, they are close to the mark. Romero didn’t make that good of films either, even if he did have a decent imagination.
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