In the 2013 original, we saw America celebrating their annual day to release aggression. Now, The Purge franchise takes a look back at how it all started with The First Purge.
With the film dropping this week, Universal Pictures offers a look inside, with a video short offering some insight into the plot, interviews with the cast, and why this installment of The Purge is so relevant today.
Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge.
In the film, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) adopt a sociological theory that allows citizens to vent aggression for one night in one isolated community… in an attempt to push the crime rate below one percent. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.
Take a look deeper into The First Purge in the clip above, before it hits theaters on July 4.