The First Purge trailer gives lawlessness a timely origin story

Looking back upon all strewn bodies left behind from The Purge series’ many completely legal murders, sometimes you just have to laugh and think, “Man, why did the government ever approve this positively insane conceit anyway?” For a peek at what’s soon to be the feature length answer, have a look at this new trailer for The First Purge.

Making it the first Purge to possibly carry an actual message, the prequel sees the U.S. government seemingly using the inaugural one-day kill-a-thon to themselves thin out black communities. How depressingly timely!

The First Purge will no doubt line up with yet another terrible news story when it hits theaters July 4.

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