Universal Pictures has debuted the first trailer for this summer’s national pastime, The First Purge. The Purge franchise has done a decent job of learning from their mistakes and giving us something different with each entry. But now, Universal is looking to go back in time as we’ll be able to see the coming of the annual event, as The First Purge will chronicle the first ever national event.
Although I was disappointed with how such a great idea turned out mediocre with the first Purge, I’ve really enjoyed the direction they’ve taken these movies since. Sure, they’re not fantastic, but the concept is so great that we’re just hoping for something just good. We received that with the second and third movie, but now it’s time for something different. Universal made a move at the perfect time as the idea of seeing the first ever Purge and what kind of lessons will come with it is very exciting.
The trailer for this one came out of nowhere. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from it, but am satisfied with the footage presented to us. It seems to be keeping in line with the action horror vibe it’s been giving off lately and having someone like Marisa Tomei in a big role not only surprises me, but peaks my interest that much more. Is it going to be one of my more anticipated movies of the summer? No, but it will bring fresh blood into a season that will be full of big blockbusters.
Check out the first trailer for the movie below, and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments! How have you liked the franchise thus far? Are you looking forward to the prequel? Directed by Gerard McMurray, The First Purge will be released this summer on July 4th.
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.
To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. 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.