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The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence


Jeff Nelson

The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence is a bad movie, but at least it's a little bit better than the first one.

The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence
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Dutch horror filmmaker Tom Six created a film that got a lot of buzz and popularity, even through mainstream audiences. After all of the hype that the first film created of being one of the sickest movies ever created, it proved to be false. However, Six stated that he would make a sequel that would be even more disgusting than the original. I wasn't sure how accurate this statement would be due to the fact that the first is rather tame. When a filmmaker aims so highly at attempting to create something with so much shock value instead of making a genuinely well-made movie, there's absolutely nothing behind it. However, how much substance is going to come from a movie about people being attached from mouth to anus? None. Is it really worth spending full ticket price in order to simply see something with one deprived scene after the other?

Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy. I was originally wondering how they would continue the story since the ending of the first one concluded the story. However, this film takes place outside of that universe since Martin is constantly watching The Human Centipede on his small television at work late at night. To put it simply, The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence is the real deal when it comes to what Tom Six promised. It's pretty nasty. However, if you were to take out those sequences, this is an unbearably boring flick that drags. Even those who are simply waiting for the sequences with shock value will feel that this movie moves extremely slowly. Despite the fact that Martin is the main character, he has absolutely no dialogue and doesn't say a single word the entire film. The flick transitions between Martin's project of making the centipede and his personal life involving his horrible mother. I never found myself caring about his personal life, so I'm not sure what Six was trying to accomplish there. I doubt anybody will be checking out The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence to find character development. The ending is truly one that leaves the audience to decide how it really ends. However,I don't see many viewers enjoying the finale. Even though I really didn't like the first movie, I believe that the ending is better.

I'm going to keep the acting portion of this review short. Most people will probably disregard this section anyways due to the fact that it's not meant to have strong performances to begin with. This is Laurence R. Harvey's first acting performance and he plays Martin. Even though he doesn't have any dialogue, he actually nails the character. He looks the part and surprisingly does a good job in the character. The same cannot be said for anybody else in this cast. Ashlynn Yennie from the first movie has returned for the sequel playing herself. She's just as bad at being herself as she is in another role. With the exception of Martin, the acting is just as bad as one would imagine.

Tom Six has really altered the style of the sequel compared to the original. To start, the film is in black and white. That is - everything except the the brown tint of the feces. The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence is much more sick than the first movie. In fact, there are a few scenes that were forced to be cut from a few countries due to their controversial content. Such scenes include Martin masturbating with sandpaper and a rape sequence using barbed wire. The only places to find the full uncut version is in the United Kingdom, on video on demand, and in the United States on the uncut Blu-ray. The visual effects are exceptional. All of the small grotesque details come to life and Tom Six did wonders with it. This is one of the few movies that has shocked me in a little while from a couple of the more disturbing scenes. The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence is not for the faint of heart or anybody who gets nauseous easily.

Everything from the first movie is present, but amped up. If that's all you're after here, then I suppose it delivers. Even though I had low expectation, I still found it to be a poor movie. Fortunately, I didn't find it to be quite as bad as the first one is. I think that the majority of audiences will dislike both of the movies, but will actually be sickened by this one. However, the torture porn cult followers are sure to get a thrill out of this one. If you're going to still check this one out, then you should be aware of what you're getting into. Those who have a weak stomach may have a bit of difficulty getting through this one. The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence is a bad movie, but at least it's a little bit better than the first one. I sincerely hope that Tom Six stops with these movies though.

My Rating = One and One Half Stars

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