Ethan Hawke Talks THE PURGE, Making Genre Movies, What the Film Says about Society, Violence in the Media, the Rating System, and More

From Blumhouse Productions, the horror thriller The Purge illustrates the government’s response to an America overrun by escalating crime and overcrowded prisons. For a 12-hour period, once a year, any and all criminal activity, including murder, becomes legal. And on this one particular night, James (Ethan Hawke) and Mary Sandin (Lena Headey), and their two children, will learn just how vicious the outside world can be. During a press conference at the film’s press day, actor Ethan Hawke talked about why the subject of families in peril make for good suspense and horror films, what he enjoys about making genre movies, getting to film somewhat chronologically, how much fun the fight scenes were, what he thinks this film says about society, and whether he believes humans are inherently violent. He also talked about how odd it is that The Purge and Before Midnight both have the same R rating, and why he looks doing small projects. Check out what he had to say after the jump. READ MORE...

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