Moviegoers across the nation may be disappointed to find out that the new terrifying-looking Ethan Hawke horror film “The Purge” seems to be a thinly-veiled attack on the National Rifle Association and Tea Party.
The movie is set in the year 2022 and the United States is governed by a group of multinational corporations called “the New Founding Fathers of America.” Because the nation is overwhelmed with crime and prisoners, the society allows an annual 12-hour period where all crimes are legal: theft, violence, murder, you name it.
During the so-called “purge,” all emergency services are suspended and the only rule in place is that harming high-ranking government officials using “Class 4” weaponry is not allowed.
It may sound like an average to good storyline, however, some critics argue that the movie is filled with subtle attacks on the NRA and Tea Party.
Dan Gainor, VP of Business and Culture at the Media Research Institute told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column that the director of the movie, James DeMonaco, “makes it clear the movie is a direct attack on the NRA, an organization filled with millions of law-abiding gun owners.”
“The loony left’s reflexive hatred of the 2nd Amendment is founded in the concept that people who don’t break the law are somehow evil for exercising the Constitutional rights,” Gainor added.
To be sure, DeMonaco did admit that the leadership of the scary 2022 United States was based on the NRA. Here’s what he said:
“I layered in these New Founding Fathers, this regime that we voted into power at some point, some kind of NRA-thing that took over the country…But I kind of left that to the audience. I think sometimes in my writing I try to spoon feed too much, it’s better to let the audience make their own decisions on things.”
The movie’s star, Ethan Hawke, also told FOX411 that the movie has some political undertones.
“It’s the fun of science fiction in a way that it forces you to think about political ideas without ‘who are you going to vote for?’” he said. “You get to think without anyone having an agenda for gun control or not.”
Are you planning to go see “The Purge” any time soon?