Dystopian thriller The Purge was released this weekend as the summer movie season kicked off — and despite initially mixed reviews, moviegoers turned out in high numbers to catch the film its opening nights.
While The Purge had a decent number of big-name releases with which to compete this summer, the film seems to have drawn a large number to theaters as the summer gets underway.
On Twitter, users discussed the film and their reactions to it, tweeting and retweeting their assessment of The Purge as general sentiment filtered in.
News was shared about the film’s performance:
— JustJared com (@JustJared) June 9, 2013
There were topical culture jokes:
if the purge was real i would hide in aeropostale because no one has been in there since like 2009
— Common White Girl(@CommonWhiteGrls) June 8, 2013
The inevitable fantasizing:
I wish The Purge was real cause I have a list.
— Steve Stifler (@SteveStfler) June 9, 2013
A bit of paranoia:
The Purge, World War Z, This Is The End, White House Down Olympus Has Fallen, this ain’t no coincidence. They tellin us something.
— Zac Stacy (@Z_ST2CE) June 9, 2013
Official sponsored tweets:
— The Purge (@UniversalHorror) May 1, 2013
— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) June 9, 2013
And opinion from amateur film critics:
The Purge was terrible. Everything from the inhumane concept, the development and conclusion of the movie, and the dialogue..
— Lady Disick (@tOoDamnDebonair) June 9, 2013
Also, inevitable fanfic broke out:
THE PURGE should be an anthology series, with each film following a different story set during the annual “purge”.
— Adam Quigley (@alwayswatching) June 9, 2013
Did you see The Purge this weekend?