Do You Want to Meet a Ghost?
The hacker Josh (Jonathan Tucker) invades the computer of Douglas
Ziegler (Kel O'Neil), who is developing a powerful wireless signal and
accidentally releases a mysterious force that takes the will to live of
the human beings, generating a suicide epidemic and increasing the
force. His girlfriend and student of psychology Mattie (Kristen Bell)
sees each one of their common friends die and the destruction of the
modern world, and together with her new acquaintance Dexter (Ian
Somerhalder), they try to plant a virus developed by Josh in the
network to shutdown the system and save mankind.
The storyline of "Pulse" is very original and has potential, with the
concept of wireless signal bringing some evil and lethal entity.
However, the screenplay is weak, presenting characters without any
previous development and making this interesting theme similar to a
pilot of a TV show. The lead actress Kristen Bell is gorgeous and maybe
a good actress for romantic comedies, but her face has no expression in
the dramatic scenes when her friends die, or in the creepy and scary
scenes, when she is attacked by the forces. Anyway, Ian Somerhalder
from "Lost' has a good performance and this movie is a good
entertainment. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "Pulse"
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