The Purge just might have one of the silliest concepts that mainstream cinema has come up with in a long time. The film then spends the next hour and half justifying why its such a ridiculous concept. The film has some interesting ideas, but rarely runs with concept or its strengths. Had it embraced its rather grindhouse inspired foundations of violence and political undertones, it might have worked better considering its rather mundane script. As is, it sort of just exists and plays it way too safe.