The hacker Josh invades the computer of Douglas Ziegler, who is developing a powerful wireless signal, and accidentally releases a mysterious force that takes the will to live of human beings, generating a suicide epidemic and increasing the force. His girlfriend and student of psychology, Mattie, sees each one of their common friends die and the destruction of the modern world, and together with her new acquaintance Dexter, they try to plan a virus developed by Josh in the network to shutdown the system and save mankind. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the film "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" also starring Kristen Bell, during the dinner scene, a movie very similar in plot to Pulse is talked about that Sarah was in. It is humorously referred to as a horrible movie with a ridiculous premise. See more »
The movie is supposedly set in Ohio. The telephone area code (818) for the rental office of Josh's now vacant apartment is actually for the San Fernando Valley, California (and surrounding areas.) Furthermore, Zeigler's Columbus Zip Code should be 43201 (not the made-up 41273) and 7th Ave street numbers only go as high as the 3600's (not 13124). Plus the actual street is not full of multi-storied apartment buildings designed in the Eastern Bloc brutalist architectural style. Dexter's Weymouth Dr. street address (from his bounced check) is fictitious, but its Zip Code (44101) is indeed in Cleveland. See more »
We can never go back. The cities are theirs. Our lives are different now. The things that were supposed to connect us to each other, instead connected us to forces we could never have imagined. The world we know is gone, but the will to live never dies. Not for us... and not for them.
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Esto Es Lo Que Hay
Written by Maurico Jose Arcas, Armando Figueredo, Jose Luis Pardo, Jose Rafael Torres, Julio Briceno,
and Juan Manuel Roura
Performed by Los Amigos Invisibles
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I went to see Pulse knowing it was PG13, so I didn't expect much gore, but couldn't the writer of this story at least have done something more with it?
Pulse is a movie about a hacker who releases a strange computer virus which immediately affects computers everywhere as well as cell phones and even TV screens. We soon find out that the virus is really the dead who have found a way to return to the living world. What they want is the life force of every living being. So it is up to our heroes to try and find a way to stop them before they can consume the entire world.
That's the plot which in my opinion was a rather clever idea. Too bad that the story makes very little sense and is filled with implausibilities that go against the very story that the writer and director were trying to get across. I won't explained these because of the spoilers that would be involved. Of course there aren't many spoilers anyway, since the commercials give much of it away.
The acting was decent, and some of the visuals were nice, but there is very little suspense. This is more of a simple shock film like so many other horror movies that have been filling our theaters for about three years. There is one horror movie that is the exception, and that is The Descent which was released last week. If you want to see one of the best horror movies in the past couple years, go see that one instead and forget about Pulse.
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