I didn’t get to see The Purge while it was in theaters, but the trailer continues to intrigue me…
Forget about the crime part for a minute… because that does seem a bit beyond the scope.
What if ALL emergency services were just suspended for a day. How many crimes (although evidence gathered during that time could be used for prosecution once that one day is over) would be committed? How many houses/buildings would be burned down? How many lives would be lost because there were no ambulances?
I don’t think we’d ever actually find out, but I bet the number would be lower than you may think. When you take into account the sheer amount of non-emergency calls that are responded to the truly life threatening calls easily get lost in that translation. I’m not talking about the “unconscious” that’s actually just sleeping their drink off, I’m talking about the truly life threatening emergencies.
The fact is, unless we enact some Purge style tests, we’ll probably actually never know.
I say bring it on!