Karley Scott Collins
From the guys dressed like Little Red Riding Hood to the black and white ghost attacks, PULSE 2 wants to be a weird, dreamlike horror flick. However, the movie is peppered with so much bizarre unconnected stuff (my favÖan old guy who eats a dog and rubs it on his face) that the total time spent with an actual plot (a father and daughter avoiding ghosts who can pass through electronics?) is mere minutes. Had the ghosts in the movie been more consistent it mightíve been easier to comprehend, but the dead people come in so many states with so many different powers that it makes no sense. Some suck souls, some turn to dust, some melt in to goo, others just sit and stare at people. I didnít know if I was supposed to be creeped out or laugh.
The important thing though is that not a single moment of PULSE 2 is tense, suspenseful, or scary, let alone interesting. I was seriously tempted to turn the movie off after fifteen minutes of a woman wandering around in some sort of bizarre afterlife (and I only guess afterlife because thatís the filmís subtitle). Some of the visuals here were fairly slick, thanks mostly to computerized backdrops and green screen compositing. But then the film completely switched gears and plotsÖto a story equally as boring and dumb.
Deleted Scenes (3:40): Two short scenes that add nothing. Although one is unfinished in green screen format, which shows how ridiculous it is. Itís a guy talking to his daughter on a bed. Did you really need to bring special effects in to this?
Extra Tidbit: PULSE 3 is already on its way. Pray for our children.