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Class warfare erupts with real guns(Movie review!)
wnd.com ^ | 7/21/2014 | Drew Zahn

Posted on 07/21/2014 5:47:32 AM PDT by rktman

The film begins in formulaic fashion, introducing us slowly to the ensemble cast that is about to flee for their lives for the rest of the movie, while also giving us the backstory on how a government group called “The New Founding Fathers” have instituted “the Purge,” while Internet preachers rail against it as a form of false, secular religion.

Then the sirens go off, the population huddles behind closed doors and “commencement” of the purge begins with ticking clock, an excellent suspense element.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: anarchy; crime; moviereview
I saw the previews for this and thought "Could this be too far in the future?" As the inner cities of some major metro areas continue to devolve, it seems possible that the mind set of some folks is that they can do what they want with little fear of consequence now. But, it is just a movie. Right? For now.
1 posted on 07/21/2014 5:47:32 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
2 posted on 07/21/2014 5:51:30 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking:
What would things have been like
if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest,
had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?

Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad,
when they arrested a quarter of the entire city,
people had not simply sat there in their lairs,
paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door
and at every step on the staircase,
but had understood they had nothing left to lose
and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?...

The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers
and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst,
the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I just like it broken up into dramatic pieces

3 posted on 07/21/2014 5:59:19 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: rktman
I think that the author is really grasping, here, and gives the average viewer of this movie way too much credit.

Nice thoughts, though.

4 posted on 07/21/2014 5:59:31 AM PDT by wbill
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To: JimRed

Yup. Too many folks who think that BFF (Big F’n Fed) is the benevolent savior for all their woes, will sit idly by. They’re no threat to BFF. Makers and takers. Sadly, history isn’t much taught anymore. Some have a small clue others, have no clue. Or care about the “past” ‘cause it’s the “past”.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 6:01:28 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

A prediction about the future for the USA?


6 posted on 07/21/2014 6:06:21 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: wbill

LOL! Yeah. If you read down the page at some of the comments, a lot of folks agree that Mr. Zahn is stretching a bit on some of his observations. But, isn’t that what movie reviewers do? It seems that entertainment value isn’t as important, at least to them, as the “message” they perceive. I used to hate it in English when the instructor would ask “What did the author mean by that?”. Was it fun/informative to read? I guess there were a lot of writers with message stories. If you got a message and can’t state it I guess you fictionalize it so you can’t be directly accused of something?


7 posted on 07/21/2014 6:07:04 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Biggirl

Actually, I see it more like “The Hunger Games” with the wildlife corridors as envisioned be the ecowackos that peons aren’t allowed to enter and particular zones laid out for specific tasks. Feel bad for the “youts” of today and for their future if they aren’t awakened. I’ll probably be “gone” before the total breakdown. Then again, maybe not. ;>}


8 posted on 07/21/2014 6:10:39 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

Looks like Chicago already has their version of The Purge.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 6:11:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rktman
The plot line reminds me of the ridiculous plot from V for Vendetta. A Right-wing Christian government has a stranglehold on society? What a friggin' joke! The Left wing, Muslim/atheist/homosexual movement has the stranglehold, and we on the Right are too scared of what the media will say about us to do anything but stay meek and quiet!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

10 posted on 07/21/2014 6:14:23 AM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: rktman
"Feel bad for the “youts” of today and for their future if they aren’t awakened."

And the way to awaken them is -- drum roll, please -- to create our own conservative/patriotic pop culture.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

11 posted on 07/21/2014 6:17:10 AM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: rktman

“Return of the Archons”?


12 posted on 07/21/2014 6:19:06 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: rktman

“The Purge” was one of the most stupid and boring movies I have watched in years.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 6:21:19 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: rktman

The whole premise behind these films is idiotic.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 6:25:12 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: rktman

Rather, I see a full revolt, can you say American Revolution 2.0?


15 posted on 07/21/2014 6:27:22 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: wku man

You got it. Somehow in these movies, the Right Wing Chrisitans, together with big corporations, are always powerful enough to stage a coup and impose a theocracy on America. Its laughabe that Hollywood’s next new idea for a futuristic, “the world has gone to Hell” apocalypse movie always involves the stale idea of Right Wing Christians taking over.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 6:33:34 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: rktman

Dumb premise for a movie. After a few defensive shootings it would become very quiet.

Total garbage. Written by a rich left winger who has no experience with self defense, guns or bows and arrows.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 6:33:35 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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18 posted on 07/21/2014 6:39:05 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: rktman
The author is injecting a lot of themselves into this movie that isn't there. It's a cheap dramatic horror that flirts with big ideas before quickly moving on to more blood and violence as if that can fill the philosophical void. This ignores the elephant in the room of basic premise of the movie being plain stupid.

Now if someone were to think that this BS is going to come true...all I can say as if the liberals thing they can erect new founding fathers and a system based on one night a year of "2 minutes of hate" (way to rip off your intellectual superiors hollywood) being legal (except for politicians) they have another thing coming.

19 posted on 07/21/2014 6:49:42 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: NorthMountain

I get he reference. the peace of Landru be with you.

CC


20 posted on 07/21/2014 6:57:16 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: dfwgator
Was going to say the same thing.

Why make it an annual event when everyday is the 'Purge' in Chicago.

21 posted on 07/21/2014 7:01:32 AM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are much like bananas. They start off green, turn yellow then rot.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

You speak in strange whispers. This is not the way of Landru. LOL!


22 posted on 07/21/2014 7:33:18 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: rktman
Many big cities filled with liberal, Dem constituents are surrounded by suburbs filled with conservative, well-armed, Republican constituents. The people in the conservative suburbs, being highly more intelligent than most of the people in the big city, are certainly not going to be shooting or assaulting their conservative neighbors.

Even if they passed a law condoning killings for 24 hours, the conservatives would band together, put roadblocks on the streets, and simply repel/shoot any criminals trying to enter and assault people in the conservative enclave. That's why the premise for this flick is hogwash.

23 posted on 07/21/2014 7:39:34 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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That and it was a terrible movie


24 posted on 07/21/2014 7:40:28 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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The mind of the typical leftist Hollyweird movie maker is probably filled with images of crazed, tobacco-chewing armed to the teeth conservatives wearing hunting hats and looking for excuses to shoot liberals and minorities. Remember the movie "Joe" with Peter Boyle. Except Boyle's character Joe didn't wear a hunting hat.

That the typical conservative is some quiet man or woman just trying to protect their rights and live their lives without excessive gov. interference is too much for the lib mind to grasp. That can't understand that the people most likely to assault them are the people (inner city minorities, druggies) they put on pedestals.

25 posted on 07/21/2014 7:48:58 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: driftless2

very true!


26 posted on 07/21/2014 7:50:21 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: wku man

It’s interesting that the written plot for “V for Vendetta” was that a purported Anarchists took over the government and imposed a dictatorship.


27 posted on 07/21/2014 7:56:30 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: rktman

bump to the top


28 posted on 07/21/2014 8:10:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: rktman

As far as the hate directed against the wealthy goes, it got me to thinking how a different movie could take populism to the extreme, with vigilantes killing off not just corrupt wealthy people, but corrupt politicians as well.

And with a major league twist.

The very rich and the corrupt politicians are internationalists, disloyal to the United States, and wanting to undermine and destroy it. Sound familiar?

On one hand are the radical leftists, and their Cloward-Piven strategy of Marxism, socialism, elitist ruling class authoritarianism and one-world government.

And on the other side are the wealthy industrialists who want internationalism at the expense of the US to make themselves a hyper-wealthy elite nobility, ruling a one-world authoritarian government. RINOs every one of them.

With “the good guys” being ordinary, good citizens, who are patriotic, embrace the constitution and their religious faith. Really clinging to their God, their constitution, and their gun. America loving patriots.

Imagine the hilarity of both conservatives, libertarians, and real old school liberals all enjoying parts of the movie? Rooting for the real Americans to smite all the nasty, vicious, sneering, one-world villains individually and in groups.

The second part of this movie is how the “new American revolution” spreads to the rest of the world. With wealthy, corrupt, socialist elitists being smitten hither and yon. This could just be described in the movie, not depicted, like “The French have brought back the guillotine, and are reforming their government with it”.

Populism.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 8:24:36 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard; Durus
"ts laughabe that Hollywood’s next new idea for a futuristic, “the world has gone to Hell” apocalypse movie always involves the stale idea of Right Wing Christians taking over."

I read somewhere that Lenin commanded his minions to "accuse others of what you do." V for Vendetta and this latest celluloid crapfest would appear to be exactly that, wouldn't they?

If we are going to save this Republic, we conservatives are going to have to get over our disdain for all things pop culture, and start using that powerful weapon to reach and de-program the generations that will be running this nation (into the ground?) for the next 50 years. I abhor rap and "death metal", but I realize that's what most young kids today listen to (news flash...they ain't listening to Blake Shelton and Alan Jackson). Anyone who thinks today's young people are going to miraculously wake up and become conservative is a fool. We dumba** Xer parents taught our Generation.com kids that they were wonderful and special and everything they did was just absolutely fine, and now we have an entire generation of know-nothing useful idiots for the Left, who think the rest of the world and history is our of step with them, instead of vice versa. The only way we're going to reach them, and wake them up is to start building our own conservative/patriotic pop culture. How do we do that? Glad you asked:

Pop culture rears its ugly head — yet again — and conservatives yawn — yet again

Yes, I'm pimping my own blog.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

30 posted on 07/21/2014 9:10:17 AM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Populism is a good thing, as long as its conservative/Judeo-Christian/small-l libertarian/patriotic populism. Our system was designed for it. "We The People" screams populism. I don't know why so many so-called conservatives think it's such a bad idea for We The People to govern ourselves.

In the Soviet/Maoist/Castro-Guevara form, populism leads to wholesale slaughter and tyranny. In the form of the American War of Independence, it leads to "a Republic, if you can keep it".

I like your movie plot. It's kind of Robin Hood meets Unintended Consequences, but snatched right out of today's headlines -- or in the case of the NY Times and WaPo, page C-25.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

31 posted on 07/21/2014 9:20:12 AM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: knarf
I just like it broken up into dramatic pieces

Good job!

32 posted on 07/21/2014 9:54:58 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
thanx

It's an excellent quote, but it can be lost in the prose.

33 posted on 07/21/2014 1:35:44 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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