Usually, when coming in to a film franchise, you’ll assume that an actor would wish to know the whole lot they may concerning the universe they’re getting into. Understanding what got here earlier than and studying concerning the universe can assist you perceive your character higher and the world they inhabit, which might inform your efficiency. But one of many actors in The First Purge did not watch any of the earlier three movies filming. Rotimi Paul, who performs Skeletor within the movie, defined his reasoning behind not watching the opposite motion pictures first, saying:
That is fascinating reasoning and it really makes quite a lot of logical sense given the premise of the movie. The First Purge is a prequel movie and the primary occasion within the movie’s inside universe the place the annual murder-fest takes place. There is not a precedent for this occasion, and thus the entire characters within the movie are experiencing the Purge for the primary time. There’s a newness to it, and with no sport tape of earlier years to observe, methods to check up on or actually any data in any respect as to how loopy this may get and how one can get by means of it, all of those characters are breaking new floor with concern, pleasure and curiosity. By not watching the earlier movies earlier than filming, as Rotimi Paul advised Pop-Culturist, he took a technique method to expertise the Purge for the primary time identical to his character.
It will be troublesome to be fully blind to The Purge given how a lot the premise has grow to be part of the popular culture lexicon. Nonetheless, despite the fact that Rotimi Paul knew the premise and the broad strokes of the franchise, by not watching any of the earlier movies, he did not know the way the characters within the different entries acted in these conditions. So with none preconceived notions, he allowed his efficiency to be ruled by the director and the script. Rotimi Paul’s Skeletor performs a giant function in The First Purge too, so it is sort of cool that he took this method. Rotimi Paul additionally mentioned which of the movies are his favourite. He cited the one he is in as the very best (sensible) and selected The Purge: Anarchy as his favourite of the primary three, which I consider is many followers’ favourite as properly.
The First Purge debuted to mixed reviews and a decrease box office than its predecessors, incomes $17.1 million over the weekend and $31 million over its first 5 days in launch. The American custom of the Purge is not going away both. The Purge TV sequence is coming to USA in September and simply premiered its first trailer.
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