The First Purge Movie Review, Plot And Cast


The First Purge movie is a 2018 American action horror movie. Directed by Gerard McMurray. Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Mugga, Luna Lauren Velez, Kristen Solis, and Marisa Tomei star in this movie. However, the movie which is the fourth installment in The Purge franchise is a prequel depicting the origins of the first annual “Purge“.

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Purge, a 12-hour spree (7 PM to 7 AM) once a year, in which all crime in America is legal. Though it is the first series not directed by James DeMonaco, it was written and produced by him.  The film details the origins of that high-concept, low-logic premise. The New Founding Fathers Of America, a shadowy group of white authoritarians, propose an experiment in New York’s Staten Island district wherein all crime is legal for 12 hours. Furthermore, the location is chosen as it’s a low-income, majority-black neighborhood, where the government expects frustrations over inequality to spark violence. Also promises a financial reward to residents who stay through the experience.

While local drug lord Dmitri tries to convince his eager male crew to lay low and not risk their lives over the night, young Isaiah sees it as his opportunity to prove himself and take revenge on Skeletor, the psychopathic druggie who attacked him.  However, it soon becomes clear that Isaiah isn’t cut out for killing, and he’s forced to find his way back to safety while Skeletor fashions himself into a real-life Freddy Krueger with needles strapped to his fists.

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Tthe Purge kicks off with a massive block party because, since nothing’s illegal, the police can’t pull anyone over on false charges and doesn’t outstay its welcome with a lean 97-minute runtime.

The First Purge Movie Cast

  • Y’lan Noel as Dmitri
  • Lex Scott Davis as Nya
  • Joivan Wade as Isaiah
  • Mugga as Dolores
  • Christian Robinson as Capital A
  • Lauren Velez as Luisa
  • Kristen Solis as Selina
  • Marisa Tomei as Dr. May Updale/The Architect
  • Patch Darragh as Aldo Sabian/Chief of Staff
  • Maria Rivera as Anna
  • Chyna Layne as Elsa
  • Siya as Blaise
  • Melonie Diaz as Juani
  • Mo McRae as 7 & 7
  • Steve Harris as Freddy
  • Rotimi Paul as Skeletor

The First Purge Movie Overview

  • Genre(s):- Action, Horror
  • Release Date:- July 4, 2018 (United States)
  • Directed By:- Gerard McMurray
  • Written By:- James DeMonaco
  • Country:- United States
  • Language:- English
  • Run Time:- 97 minutes
  • Budget:- $13 million
  • Box Office:- $45.5 million