Released on July 2 in American theaters, “American Nightmare 5: Without limits” despite itself received a bad buzz. A shooting erupted during a screening of the film in California. A news item that echoes the violence present in the saga.
American Nightmare : a saga with a strong concept
American Nightmare it’s a smart high concept. To counter a violence that has become more and more uncontrollable, the United States has put in place the purge. For an entire night, every year, crimes are allowed. Law enforcement and emergency services cannot intervene. If there are some rules (impossible to attack high officials or use certain weapons that are too devastating), the way is free to totally let loose and let your dark side express itself. By making violence legal in a short period of time, the country has been able to lower its crime rate. The different films therefore tell stories during the Purge and a whole universe was created around this principle. A fifth episode, subtitled Without limits, go out on August 4th on our screens.
When reality merges with fiction
The United States can already discover the film since July 2. American Nightmare 5 performs fairly well at home, with a box office score climbing to $ 41 million after four weeks. But his career in American theaters has just been marred by a tragedy. A shootout broke out during a screening at The Regal Edwards Corona Crossings & RPX located in Corona, California. As the film was playing on the screen, a gunman broke in and opened fire. An 18-year-old woman named Rylee Goodrich has been killed and a 19-year-old is in critical condition. This second is Anthony Barajas, a well-known influencer on TikTok with almost 1 million subscribers.
A tragic event that reminds us of the Aurora shooting, when a man shot the crowd during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. The toll was much heavier in 2012 (12 dead, dozens injured) but no tally can be satisfactory from the moment there is the slightest victim. According to KABC, the police opened an investigation and arrested a 20-year-old young man, Joseph Jimenez. According to the authorities, his crime is an isolated act that claims nothing. Thanks to the help of the locals, he was found and the murder weapon was discovered during a search of his home.