Pulse 2: Afterlife
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Like the first movie, I didn't find too much bad about the sequel. It kept my interest til the end but, sadly, this movie was uninspired and fell flat on delivering the thrill and chills that a Japanese horror film story would. The look of the ghosts was horrible(just grease paint and actors trying to look scary), nothing like the first film. In this film, they are flickering tv images. No spooky looking ghosts here, folks. I thought we'd get treated to some good special features, at least, but all we get are commentary, two deleted scenes and a quick look at Pulse 3. After this movie, I'm not so sure I'll be returning for the third installment. We'll wait and see.
The only thing I can suggest is you rent this one. To buy? well- if it's cheap in a bargain bin somewhere....but I wouldn't pay full price for this. While it was a decent for a low budget movie, it didn't WOW me like the first one did.
The movie orinigally follows Michelle, Stephens dead ex-wife. If you can't pick up on the fact that shes dead 4 minutes into the movie, the rest of it will be a rollercoaster thrill ride.
The filomography is very, very strange. I almost hazard to guess the did 5/6ths of it with CGI, painting in backgronuds for sets that they should've easily been able to get or build. Either that, or they have some new funky camera setup I've not encountered before.
The acting is the only thing that brought this up to two stars. Stephen and Michelle had decent players that could carry an otherwise bad script, and several of the sceen actors and extras were also rather good. While several scenes are odd to begin with, they make more sense once you know they're dead. There are a couple absolute dog scenes, but only one grauitous nudity scene, which, considering thats how movies like this make up their bottom line, seemed to show a suprising amount of restraint.
Special effects were nonexistant, and papered over from the original movie. There were a few half decent startles, but don't waste more than a rental fee.
Sure, PULSE 2: Afterlife isn't a remake of an Asian horror feature. It only expands on the idea of the U.S. remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's KAIRO. Directed and written by Joel Soisson (Mimic 2), the sequel isn't really a major visual spookfest, it does attempt to pull something perceivably new out of the bag; the problem is, it suffers from plot inconsistencies and horror movie clichés.
The world had been reshaped due to the emergence of ghost via the internet. Cities have been deserted, and the few survivors have relocated in small camps, in areas believed to be `dead zones'. Survivors leave behind electrical devices in their relocated areas. Ghosts now wander the Earth in the form of electrical impulses; they continue to haunt their homes and some are unaware that they are dead. Stephen (Jamie Bamber) must now find a way to save his daughter Jusitne from her dead mother Michelle.Read more ›
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Didn't understand most of it, only towards the ending was really good but it looks like the movie was broken into pieces and they put any part together hoping it would fit.Published 22 months ago by Gracie
don't bother.. just don't bother. This movie went "straight to DVD".. when it should have just went straight into the garbage. Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by C. Waters
If you seen the 1st one, skip this one and the 3rd one. There is nothing good to see from them at all. They both were horrible and boring. Read morePublished on May 22, 2013 by nolaboy2003
this item was supposed to be shipped to me BRAND NEW in the box. instead, it was wrapped up in plastic as if it came brand new, but when i opened the package the disc was scratched... Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by brandon davis
Movie was very well priced and just as described in the overview. I was very pleased with my purchase. Thank you.Published on April 21, 2013 by kmghan
nice and clear great horror glad I bought 2 is creepy and spooky good movie love the movie that's why I got the collectionPublished on April 13, 2013 by seetheartsoftly
This is what happens when you buy an entire series before knowing whether or not any of them are worth viewing (never mind keeping for future viewings). Read morePublished on October 28, 2012 by Einsatz
this is another movie i searched endlessly for.. came here to amazon and there it was, playing quality is perfect. i have all 3 of them and i recommend this set of movies. Read morePublished on November 25, 2011 by mariposa35