Will ‘The Purge’ Be ‘Home Alone’ For Adults?

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bill-swift - May 29, 2013

We hope so. Y'know that fantasy we all have about defending our castle-like homes from invaders? Y'know how that fantasy is basically based on that kid setting up boobie traps for bumbling burglars in the original Home Alone? Well that fantasy kind of loses its luster for us burgeoning grown ups (and after four, yes four, sequels).  We start to identify more with the kid's horrified parents the older we get. "How the shit could they leave their kid alone!?" We ask. Then there's the whole thing about slipping on micro machines and cleaning up all that tar in one night.

Well, thankfully, The Purge comes out in just two weeks. From trailers and buzz we gather that it will be Home Alone if it were made by David Fincher. And, like, not for kids and families. But for dudes who want to let loose on actual psychopaths with good reason and full force.  James DeMonaco (not Fincher) wrote and directed, while Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey will stand in for Macaulay Culkin. The basic plot goes like this:

If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In The Purge a speculative thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home.

Yeah, we're totally on board, especially if they trade that BB-gun for a machine gun and a machete or two.

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