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Meet The Blacks (film review)


Film: Meet the Blacks
Year: 2016
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Directed By: Deon Taylor
Starring: Mike Epps, Zulay Henao, Alex Henderson
About: As Carl Black gets the opportunity to move his family out of Chicago in hope of a better life, their arrival in Beverly Hills is timed with that city's annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivqhlpUCnZY

My Review:
Having seen this come up on Netflix and that it was a comedy version of The Purge I couldn't resist giving this a watch and seeing if it was any good. Although this was a good watch it wasn't amazing.

Meet the Blacks is about a family who move to Beverly Hills from Chicago after having gained a lot of money and how at the Purge for the next twelve hours people from their past in Chicago are after them and so are the people from the new neighbourhood in which they just moved to.

I thought that this film had some realistic qualities of how people would be within the Purge if it was a real thing happening in the United States. I also liked how the youngest child was a vampire and how he acted throughout the movie made me really like his character and hope that he survives. Some of the characters did make me laugh and did make this film a decent watch that kept me entertained, with it sticking to the Purge a lot as well this was a good comedy make of the film.

I did find however that some of the camera angles did annoy me and take me away from the film and that it should have showed a bit more of the background to the Black family so that the audience could feel more for them. I did also think that Meet the Blacks was really predictable in everything that happened within the movie and that it was really repetitive with as soon as one person was killed another was after the family for the full movie and so it seemed like it was rushed more than it should have been.

Overall, I think this film was a good attempt at a Purge spoof which was highly predictable and repetitive. I would recommend this film to those who like comedy versions of horror films and those who are a fan of The Purge and looking for a comedy film with a bit of a difference. Personally, not one of my favourite spoof movies but one that would be enjoyed from time to time.

My Rating: 3/5 

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