Skip to comments.Class warfare erupts with real guns(Movie review!)
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
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
Nice thoughts, though.
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”.
A prediction about the future for the USA?
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?
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. ;>}
Looks like Chicago already has their version of The Purge.
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And the way to awaken them is -- drum roll, please -- to create our own conservative/patriotic pop culture.
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“Return of the Archons”?
“The Purge” was one of the most stupid and boring movies I have watched in years.
The whole premise behind these films is idiotic.
Rather, I see a full revolt, can you say American Revolution 2.0?
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.
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.
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.
I get he reference. the peace of Landru be with you.
Why make it an annual event when everyday is the 'Purge' in Chicago.
You speak in strange whispers. This is not the way of Landru. LOL!
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.
That and it was a terrible movie
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.
It’s interesting that the written plot for “V for Vendetta” was that a purported Anarchists took over the government and imposed a dictatorship.
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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”.
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:
Yes, I'm pimping my own blog.
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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.
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It's an excellent quote, but it can be lost in the prose.