3. The Purge (2013)
When analyzing this horror collection as an entire, The Purge deserves credit score for laying the foundations of the franchise. It establishes the principles, introduces us to the state of this various America, and it provides us an intriguingly centered, commendably economical (when it comes to its low-budget strategy) gateway into this broad-reaching futuristic dystopian premise. Unfortunately, there is not a lot that The Purge does higher than the sequels that adopted. The writing is clunky, which is an sadly widespread drawback in each Purge film, and the path is not as assured as what’s featured within the follow-ups. Additionally, the significantly rich household we observe on this introductory movie is not probably the most relatable, likable, or endearing batch of protagonists. Their closed off, bunkered down perspective additionally is not particularly participating or illuminating for what our nation would appear to be if the Purge ravaged the land for one lawless evening.