The Purge is a dystopian film that depicts what might happen if the government let its citizens 12 hours to commit any crime they wanted. Individuals’ weaknesses and marginalization are depicted in the film. Persons with wealth were able to get the necessary means to defend themselves and their families from being murdered or robbed. If you were deemed impoverished, you wouldn’t be able to purchase those same tools to protect yourself and your family. This seemed absolutely unjust to me because, in every society, the middle and higher classes always have the upper hand, but the lower classes have to strive and have no influence.
If the purge were to take place in the United States for 12 hours, I believe the same things would happen as they do today. The one distinction is that whichever crime is done will be lawful, and nobody would be arrested as a result. Because the United States’ crime levels are indeed high, the purge is unlikely to make a significant effect. I noted that the purge was intended to lower crime rates and boost the economy. Allowing everybody to commit crimes might reduce crime rates by giving people a way to vent their frustrations or bothersome thoughts on one particular evening. However, it is possible that it will result in many people liking how they felt and choosing to continue their spew of violent, uncivilized behavior.
Overall, The Purge is an excellent film that makes people question what would transpire if the purge were to occur in real life. If a purge were to occur, it would provide a different view of society. It offers individuals the liberty to do whatever they want, whenever they want, without fear of repercussions. But there’s simply far more commotion and you’re always checking your back to make sure you’re not about to be gunned down.