Have you seen the latest Purge film? It’s being called the First Purge. It’s the fourth film in the series. The film is about pushing the crime rate below one percent. It’s supposed to be a test of the sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. This version takes place in New York. In a mostly black area that has black people killing each other. When there isn’t enough killing to their liking the government sends in hired gunmen to kill citizens. But…this could never happen right?
Or has it already happened before? Sometimes I wonder if it’s art imitating life?
Well in this radio interview(above) Umar Johnson believes that the Purge films represent what’s going on in Chicago right now. He says that’s why you have all these unsolved murders throughout the city. After listening to the interview I must admit he presents a strong case. Take a listen and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear your thoughts.