Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.
|Release Date||:||August 21, 2010|
|Genres||:||Drama, Horror, Crime|
|Production Company||:||Six Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, Netherlands|
|Casts||:||Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie, Dominic Borrelli, Georgia Goodrick, Maddi Black, Kandace Caine, Lucas Hansen, Lee Nicholas Harris, Dan Burman, Daniel Jude Gennis, Emma Lock, Katherine Templar, Peter Blankenstein, Vivien Bridson, Bill Hutchens|
|Plot Keywords||:||sexual obsession, rape, sex, sadistic, baby, exploitation, wound, suffering, victim, sadism, knife, tools, sequel, controversy, deception, murder, sexploitation, kidnapping, gore, mute, blood, rape victim, sexual violence, torture, sadist, cruelty, violent death, brutality, violence, held captive, captive, extreme sadism, centipede, mouth, perverse sex, onanism, perverted, sexual sadism, feces, banned film, sandpaper, trilogy, apartment, pervert, humiliation, death, rapist, bdsm, sexual torture, man with glasses, defecation, crowbar, evil man, insect, hell on earth, violent sex, very little dialogue, funnel, diarrhea, paraphilia, vile, transgressive film, coprophagia, scatology, dehumanization|
I had somewhat high hopes for this movie. Not for it to be the sickfest that Tom Six promised in the early teaser trailer, but for Tom Six to actually create something lasting with the infamy he gained through the previous film.
The Human Centipede itself wasn't all that bad I thought personally. Twisted sure, outlandish definitely. However, aside from the poor show of acting from the American student girls early on in the film, the standard of acting was good. The plot was linear, shocking, and kept you gripped to your seat, or the toilet bowl for as long as the movie was running. The film itself also came in under the radar. My friend came home once and said he had just watched a movie called 'The Human Centipede.' He then asked me to imagine what comes to mind when I think of those words. Of course I was way off, but by this point I just had to watch it out of intrigue alone.
The second film is none of the above. Indeed, it is sick, twisted, and outlandish; and then some. But it just isn't original, clever, or even remotely logical.
I don't want to go into the plot and explain who does what, aside to say that there is no real protagonist, and pretty much everybody in the film is either an antagonist, or deserves to die. There is a moment where you think that one woman will come through as some sort of hero, but then she does the most insane thing I have ever seen in a film. You'll know it when you see it: if you see the uncut version.
Tom Six is taking his audience for a ride, and not a good one. He's laughing at the people paying the ticket price and stupid they were to trust him and his film making ability.
The majority of the movie is shot entirely in black and white except for one part of the movie that has touchings of brown, in a similar fashion to the way blood is portrayed in Frank Millar's Sin City: have a quick guess which part that is. Note: that same scene that lasted a minute in the original lasts for ten whole minutes in this laughable sequel.
I said to my housemate after the credits rolled that watching this movie was like eating an insanely hot curry, or camping out at a festival; neither are particularly enjoyable by the end, but at least you can tell all of your friends you did it.