East Kilbride News - - THE WEEKEND TICKET - Mandy (18) Ti­tle

Fans of the Purge se­ries – which I have en­joyed – are sure to lap up this en­ter­tain­ing-but-down­beat pre­quel and its ex­am­i­na­tion of di­vi­sive real-life pol­i­tics.

But, for ev­ery­one else, the lack of sub­tlety, char­ac­ters’ silly de­ci­sion­mak­ing and shaky ide­ol­ogy will leave then hop­ing The First Purge is also the last. Wow, where to be­gin with this one? De­spite glow­ing re­views, I found the lat­est crazed Ni­co­las Cage show­case a chore to sit through.

Sure it’s vis­ually im­pres­sive and un­like most films you’ll sit through most years. How­ever, the end re­sult is more pre­ten­tious, odd and frus­trat­ing than an ex­am­ple of in­ven­tive film­mak­ing.

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