Pulse (2001) movie poster

(2001) dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa
viewed: 04/16/06

An interesting, atmospheric supernatural thriller. It’s good, not great, in my book. I liked the strangeness and ghostly stuff. Atmosphere over gore, etc. It’s a child of Ringu (1998) in a sense with lots of subdued low-key shadowy figures who are scary because they hide behind their hair and stuff. There is this whole weird technology/metaphysical thing that is a little hard to swallow. I tried to figure out if this movie needed more explanation or less. I am not sure.

In the end, it moves into this apocalyptic whirl that is pretty ambitious. It’s interesting. But it doesn’t really make a lot of sense. It echoes of Hiroshima and suicide and the internet. Lots of stuff going on in it. It was a little too long, too. A little too slow. Yeah.

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