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The Forever Purge – Movie Review

Creator: Jon Barinholtz

Starring: Lauren Ash

The Forever Purge


Adela and her husband, Juan, live in Texas, where he works as a ranch hand for the wealthy Tucker family. Juan impresses the Tucker patriarch, Caleb, but that fuels the jealous anger of his son, Dylan. On the morning after the Purge, a masked gang of killers attacks the Tuckers, forcing both families to band together and fight back as the country spirals into chaos.

My Opinion – ★★

The Forever Purge is a good shakeup to the expected tropes that have become common in the Purge movies. Instead of the lawless chaos lasting for a mere 12 hours, this purge promises to go on FOREVER! As such, there is no simple solution like simply waiting for the purge to end. The only way to survive is to escape.

What truly stood out to me in this film was the phenomenal sound design. I was fortunate enough to watch this in the cinemas and I would urge you to do the same! One scene in particular really portrayed the pure genius behind the sound in this film. The protagonists are locked inside a police van with a “Purger”. The Purger begins yelling at the protagonists talking about the different guns firing in the distance. As he continues speaking the shots get louder and louder, but always from a different direction. This all hits a climax as there are guns firing all around with the noise of the gunshots surrounding the viewer. It is a perfect way to immerse the viewer in the film, making it feel as if you are truly there.

The cinematography was also phenomenal. There was a long shot where the camera follows our protagonists through a passage and into a full-scale firefight with gunshots and tanks. Not once did the camera break away from the action. You truly felt as if you were one of the survivors in the group as you struggled to survive. 

Great Sound Design and Cinematography are topped off with some incredibly emotional performances really portraying the pain and terror that an event like this would have on real people. All in all, not a perfect film, but definitely a film that was fun and exciting!