Pulse 2: After Life Review
Written by: Meh
I liked PULSE. I thought it was creepy, entertaining and a well done movie despite some MINOR flaws. I thought the ending also left things open for a really kick ass sequel. So naturally when Pulse 2: After Life came along holy moly was I stoked. Boy what a let down to finally see it and find absolutely no redeeming qualities in it accept for maybe the box art.
I am not sure but I think this may very well be the lowest rating I have given a horror film review. Pulse 2 AfterLife is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It has reasonable acting, some ok visual FX and was shot with a reasonable budget in mind but the story makes absolutely NO SENSE at all and leaves you wanting to get beat to death in a prison fight rather then watch it again. I am a very forgiving film goer and can find the good in almost any movie ( just look at my Uwe Boll reviews ) but this movie is just beyond stupid. Its so bad I am thinking that I must be having a bitter day or something and should maybe watch it again but I really am just not that brave.
If you have not seen the first film you wont even begin to understand the first 20 minutes of the movie. If you have seen the first one you still might not understand the first 20 minutes of the movie. The worst part is the first 20minutes adds nothing to the film and the rest of the movie makes no sense and has no real connection to the first one... other then the ghouls from the wifi back to get you. Well two of em anyways. The synopsis of the sequel which sounds ALOT better then it is goes like this;
The dead have found a way back to our world - through cell phones and WiFi - and the human survivors have taken to remote areas to escape. When a young girl goes missing, her father must return to the city to battle the dead and dying who have claimed her for their own.
As noted the acting is 'ok' the film visually is good enough although at times you think your watching a college art film. The story? So bad and so jumbled you will have a hard time not shutting the film off after 30minutes. Its just that bad. Pulse 2 is a muddled film that makes no sense, is not scary at all and offers nothing to the horror genre but a migraine headache. Avoid this film at all costs. Its just that bad.