GTA 5 continues to be a great way for gamers to express their love for movies. This week a group of gamers released a trailer based on the upcoming horror film The Purge: Anarchy that uses footage from GTA 5 as well as its multiplayer component, GTA Online.
The Purge: Anarchy depicts a near-future America that deals with crime in an unusual way. Each year, they make all crimes legal for twelve hours. The idea is that people will get all that mayhem out of their system and then (somehow) become more rational, level-headed people for the rest of the year. The movie's plot centers around a couple who gets trapped outside their home in the middle of the Purge because movies.
I'm surprised there aren't dozens of GTA Online videos based on Anarchy. The game and movie share a lot of DNA. After all, they're both about anonymous strangers who wreak havoc on a city in order to blow off steam. There are enough vehicles, masks and weapons for GTA Online players to recreate the whole movie if they want. It would be a lot easier than remaking that Skyfall train scene.
The GTA Online trailer from Old Grandpa Carl doesn't attempt to replicate the film trailer shot for shot. There's some footage that doesn't really fit at all, such as a plane soaring over Los Santos or a skydiver. I guess that's just the director's way of creating aerial shots? I wish he had attempted to make a one-for-one remake because like I said, it's certainly possible with all the gear at players' disposal GTA Online.
Still, the GTA Online parody still captures the gyst of Purge: Anarchy: strangers are dicks and they'll run you down with dirtbikes if you give them the chance. Also, people really like wearing masks when they're being murder-y.
The Purge: Anarchy's release date was moved back a month after the trailer's premiere. It's now set to hit theaters on July 18th. I'm sure we'll see even more GTA 5 spoofs once gamers have seen the full movie. Or maybe they'll find some other muse like Captain America: Winter Soldier or, uh, How to Train Your Dragon 2.