THE FOREVER PURGE
Adela and her husband, Juan, live in Texas, where he works as a ranch hand for the wealthy Tucker family. Juan impresses the Tucker patriarch, Caleb, but that fuels the jealous anger of his son, Dylan. On the morning after the Purge, a masked gang of killers attacks the Tuckers, forcing both families to band together and fight back as the country spirals into chaos.
Initial release: June 30, 2021
Director: Everardo Valerio Gout
Box office: 77 million USD
Screenplay: James DeMonaco
Budget: 18 million USD
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Forget what you just Read. Let’s get Real. After the very fictional PURGE lasting 12 Hours ends and, when Daylight the NEXT Day comes, the Revolutionary PURGE begins. No, it’s not the Forever Purge, it’s all the Right Wing Militia Groups have Combined and Coordinated for the Overthrow of the American Government. It’s a Shocker!
Just think of it as the real January 6 comes to a neighborhood near YOU!
First, they are after all Brown Skinned People and it stunk that they USED Texas and El Paso as a backdrop for the Civil War to be in full swing. Fort Sill has a Massive Attack up on them and they are Ordered to Evacuate leaving El Paso Residents to fend for themselves. Even Beto O’Rourke can’t save you nor Abbott either.
And Canada and Mexico OPEN their Borders for escaping American Refugees. And in six Hours, Two Million had left America and were holed up in a Refugee Camp in Mexico.
But as I watched this Movie, I quickly saw that this was exactly How the Civil War will play out. It’s scary. Again, forget the Purge. It’s these Extreme Groups coordinating and marauding together in paramilitary Armies or Platoons. And if you’re not White, you are screwed. This Movie could be a Visionary View of what is Coming?
I know this is just a Movie, but the Messaging is LOUD and CLEAR. Metaphors are rampant exploding in your Face. It’s a Shocker! A real Shocker! But having Whites killing Browns isn’t going to work. More Hispanic than White Movie Producer in Texas. But don’t get stuck on that. It’s what Happens that will put a real shiver into your very Soul.
In 2048(forget 2048, try 2024), eight years after Charlene Roan’s presidential election, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) have regained control of the U.S. government and have re-instituted the annual Purge with its original rules. Racial supremacy and nativism have surged nationwide following their re-election, and many outside the ruling party are concerned that the upcoming Purge will inflict more damage on the country than the NFFA realizes. Married migrant couple Juan and Adela illegally cross the border into Texas to escape from a Mexican drug cartel and build a new life, with Juan working as a farmhand on the Tucker family ranch while Adela begins working near Austin.
Ten months later, on the eve of the next annual Purge, Juan and Adela join a migrant community behind a walled sanctuary with armed security to protect them. As the Purge begins, Adela witnesses a nationalist Purger group, who declare themselves to be a “Purge Purification Force” (PPF) that intend to kill those people that they consider non-American. The group passes by without hostility, and the migrant community survives the Purge with no incidents. Come morning, Juan and Adela return to their jobs, but both notice that many of their co-workers did not report to work. Shortly after, Adela is attacked by two Purgers but she is rescued by her boss Darius before both are arrested by police for killing their attackers.
Meanwhile, Juan and fellow migrant co-worker T.T. discover that the Tucker family has been taken hostage by their farmhands, who reveal themselves as Purgers intending to take the ranch for themselves. Ranch owner Caleb Tucker sacrifices himself and distracts the Purgers long enough for Juan and T.T. to rescue his son Dylan, Dylan’s pregnant wife Cassie, and his sister Harper, who offer them a ride to search for Adela. Nationwide news struggles to understand why civilians continue to celebrate the Purge after its ending. The group rescue Adela and Darius after the police van carrying them is ambushed by more Purgers. Darius stays behind to search for his family while the others escape from a burning Austin. At a gas station, they hear news reports about chaos, murder, and destruction in all fifty American states, with local emergency services overwhelmed, in an event described as the “Forever Purge”. To protect non-Purger civilians, Canada and Mexico have opened their borders for the next six hours, following which the borders will close and entry would be denied. The group decide to escape across the Mexican border through El Paso.
By the time the group arrives in a chaotic El Paso, the NFFA has condemned the Forever Purge after their politicians and representatives are targeted, and invokes martial law across the United States in an effort to contain the violence. Fighting through El Paso, Adela and Cassie are split from the group by military forces while Juan, T.T., Dylan, and Harper are captured by the PPF, with their leader (referred to as “Alpha”) offering Dylan and Harper a chance to live if they kill T.T. and Juan. When they refuse, the Purgers murder T.T. before the military intervenes, allowing the group to escape. However, the military is forced to withdraw when their base is destroyed by more Purgers. In response, the Canadian and Mexican governments announce the early closure of their borders, leaving those who tried to cross them vulnerable to the Purgers.
Downtown, Adela protects Cassie from other Purgers, revealing that she and Juan had once been members of a self-defense group who trained them to fight against Mexican drug cartels before they arrived to the United States. The survivors all reunite at a hidden safe-house run by a nearby Native American tribe. Their leader offers to transport everyone across the border as refugees. With the PPF in pursuit, Juan, Adela, and Dylan remain behind with other survivors to make time for the other refugees to escape. Both groups engage in a gunfight until their ammo runs out and draw them in for a close fight with hand weapons. In the ensuing battle, the Purgers are killed and Alpha takes Adela hostage. However, Juan and Dylan work together to subdue and kill Alpha, saving Adela. The trio rejoin the others in a refugee camp on the other side of the Mexican border where Dylan finds Harper and Cassie. The latter reveals that she had given birth during their time apart. After thanking each other for their help in surviving, Dylan introduces Juan and Adela to his infant daughter.
With the entire country in flames, the NFFA is blamed and disbanded for the prolonged violence. News reports indicate that more than two million American people had crossed the Canadian and Mexican borders as refugees while others had rallied to fight back against the Purgers.
- Ana de la Reguera as Adela
- Tenoch Huerta as Juan
- Josh Lucas as Dylan Tucker
- Leven Rambin as Harper Tucker
- Cassidy Freeman as Cassie Tucker
- Alejandro Edda as T.T.
- Will Patton as Caleb Tucker
- Will Brittain as Kirk
- Sammi Rotibi as Darius Bryant
- Zahn McClarnon as Chiago Harjo
- Veronica Falcón as Lydia (credited as Veronica Falcon)
- Jeffrey Doornbos as Elijah/Alpha
Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “B−” on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported 72% of audience members gave it a positive score, with 53% saying they would definitely recommend it.