The success of The Purge movies has only reinforced the message of The Purge: that we are all terrible people who enjoy watching terrible things happen to other humans. Congratulations!
Hit flick The Purge asked what U.S. citizens might do during a 12-hour span in which all actions are legal. But a similar – albeit illegal – event occurs annually in cities across the world. Detroit plays home to the largest concentration of chaos on the night before Halloween, an evening known as Devil's Night.
In The Purge, a suburban family is put through hell because right wingers came up with a plan to eliminate the poor and the sick. And we all come face to face with how broken the American dream really is. Yadda yadda. Basically, it's like this year's Atlas Shrugged or Now: a clunky and implausible political screed in…
Dystopias aren't meant to be plausible. They're a reflection of our darkest nature, writ large. Plus we can all think of real-life societies that would seem like ridiculous dystopias if you put them in fiction. But what's the most contrived or implausible dystopia ever invented?