“The Purge” takes itself so seriously and throughout you can’t help but wonder why? It straddles a line between violence and social commentary, but the later is never anything more than half-baked clichés. Perhaps the most interesting thing it says is that, yes, congress can actually get lazier. Instead just give the people guns, ammo, and other weapons and let them sort out the unemployment crisis, the housing crisis, and the rising crime rate. If you’re in debt, I think you’re still on your own though.