Another beer from my brother. This one sports a kind of insane, hallucinogenic tiger with rainbows coming out of its eyes. It's an IPA, so it already has a better shot at winning my heart than the coffee-based Survival Stout that I had yesterday. I certainly like a good IPA. West coast IPAs seem particularly good.
The hazy golden yellow beer has a nice head that loosely sticks to the sides of the glass and leaves a little bit of lacing to let you know it was there, but it decided to fall back into the liquid, and you should just deal with that. The floral hops put off a very faint aroma that is just about noticeable when you stick your nose right down in it. I expected a heavier hop smell from an IPA, but I won't let that put me off.
First sip is a healthy IPA. It's hops are very floral, and there is citrus there to balance things out a bit. The malt is cutting the bitterness with gusto while remaining in the background. There are hints of more complicated tastes, but the …
This is the very essence of a revenge movie. I have no idea why this was labeled as a horror movie aside from the fact that the aforementioned revenge that is taken is enacted in such a gruesome way that it's possibly the horrific thing that shoved this movie into the horror category.
The story is painfully straight-forward. If you're looking for twists and turns, you've come to the wrong place. These people don't know subtlety when it comes to scripts like this, so they hit hard, and they hit whatever is directly in front of them. In this case, what they hit is a little girl.
Billi Baker plays a pretty little blonde girl, and that seems to suit her particular skillset, as she is really little, blonde, and a girl. She doesn't have to do much acting as the movie progresses. Michael Thomson is the father who is dealing (not well) with his daughter's abduction and subsequent murder. He's not a great actor, but I really like how comfortable he is in his own ski…
This review is going to be a little different from my usual movie reviews.
The Purge is a movie about an alternate version of the United States where one night a year they have an annual "purge" where violent people can purge themselves of their desire to hurt other people and the poor and homeless can be eliminated from public concern. Killing homeless people is encouraged. The main character, played by Ethan Hawke, is a salesman for a home security company whose home come under assault by a group of evildoers.
The issue I have with this security system that he installed, and that's what I'm going to be reviewing here. The system was described by Ethan as being 99% effective in testing, but it was not designed for worst case scenario. He casually mentioned that someone could tunnel underneath to get to them. Clearly, it didn't take that much. Let's look at his controls one by one.
Cameras: Cameras are a detective control and a deterrent. In this case, they ar…