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Review of The Human Centipede 2 [UNCUT]

Updated on August 10, 2012

WARNING

There have been two major reactions this film has garnered so far; 1. sudden projectile vomiting with permanent emotional scarring, and 2. hearty laughter with amused disbelief. Or, alternatively, a sickly strange mixture of the two (if you can imagine). After watching the whole thing, uncut, mind you, I have to say it was probably the most grossest thing I've seen. That doesn't mean, however, that it's the most disturbing horror movie I've seen, as in I've seen many movies that will stay with me and have made deep impressions in my mind. This is just torture for its own sake; a sick fantasy from some mentally challenged psycho. In other words, fun times abound!

Review (Spoilers- see below for conclusion)

Well, the film starts off with the ending of the first film. We see a rather ugly little plump man seem very affected by the movie, and not in a "Well, I'm going to file a complaint with the MPAA for allowing the release of such garbage!" sort of way, but more in a allured, pervy "Maybe I should try this?" sort of way. Since he works in a parking garage, he obviously has access to isolated people in a dark and creepy environment (and, for some reason, a gun?), which works out well if you're planning to make a human centipede. So he walks up to this couple and shoots them both in the legs before knocking them unconscious with his crowbar. Why it takes this little guy, who is practically four feet tall and four feet wide, one swipe of the weapon to knock everyone out is unknown to me.

Characteristically of a psychopath who kidnaps people for medical experiments, he doesn't seem to have had the happiest childhood. In fact, his mother is rather insane and his father, as shown in an audio flashback, is rather pedophilic (explains quite a bit, in hindsight). So the guy checks out this abandoned warehouse sort of place and kills the man wanting to lease it to him. This really pissed me off; if you're gonna make a human centipede with kidnapped men and women, can't you at least pay the damn rent for creepy warehouse? Geez.

Anyway, his mother is still mad about the whole deal with her husband being sent to prison for sexually abusing her son, so she doesn't treat our main character very well. In fact, she tears up the nice little scrapbook he keeps of the first Human Centipede film, which doesn't go over well with him. He decides his mom is harshing his groove so he kills her with the crowbar he's so handy with. Anyway, he kidnaps some more people and brings them to the place he's got set up. (for free , might I add!) Lacking a medical education, or an education of any kind, for that matter, he brings along some household tools like knives, staple guns, and duct tape. The entire first half of the film shows him gathering the rather reluctant participants he need for his creation (but the crowbar can be convincing).

It's this, times four!
It's this, times four!
Would YOU give this guy a gun?
Would YOU give this guy a gun?

Review Continued

So, he has all he needs and may begin the party. The last half of the movie features this handsome devil creating and then playing with his new pet. It shows graphic teeth-removal, tendon-snipping, and lip-to-anus-attaching-with-a-damn-staple-gun. How many Academy Awards does it sound like this movie will win? Anyway, he injects the members of these horrendous creation (horrendously funny, that is) with laxative, as any wannabe mad scientist with a human centipede would do. So they start...well, you know... "exploding" their outings into the innings of the person behind them. Suffice it to say, these people aren't having much fun.

An actress from the first film is captured and made into the head of the centipede. Did she really think that Quentin Tarantino would actually recruit such acting royalty as a person who starred in such a gem as "The Human Centipede?" She learns the hard way that refusing to eat brings unwanted consequences, like a forced feeding with a tube and funnel. Anyway, the centipede breaks apart after some time, which displeases our hero so much he empties his gun into one half and slits the throats of the other half, save the actress. He bends down only to have this feisty woman punch him in the crotch. She then grabs the feeding tube she became only too familiar with and makes him become much more familiar with it (shoving it in the other end when he falls to the ground.) As if that wasn't bad enough, she grabs a centipede (actual, not human) and throws it in the tube, for good measure. He, in turn, stabs her in the face. This isn't a good day for this guy, as earlier a pregnant women escaped his little dungeon in a car.

So, did it all happen? Well, that's ambiguous because all he's doing at the end of the film is watch the movie that started it all. So... it could have been fantasy. All that. Could have been fantasy. All of it. An hour an a half. Maybe never happened. At all. Yep

Conclusion

It all comes down to a few questions when considering if a movie was worth watching. 1. Was it any good? As in, was it entertaining and did you gain anything from it, as a person, either humor or insight. I'd have to mark this one as a big NOPE. 2. Would you watch it again? Again, NOPE. I will not be viewing this old film anytime soon, and not because it was far too extreme, but because there was no point. I wouldn't call it "torture porn," or any other sort of porn, to be honest. It's just a dumb movie. A sequel to the first dumb movie. It might be too brutal for the squeamish, but people who can stomach this stuff will just have their time wasted.

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      duppycon2 5 years ago from Yuma AZ

      Thought the first "Centipede" was... "interesting", I guess. Mildly entertaining, though not all that scary. Different, at least, when so many horror movies these days are the same damned thing, over and over again.

      "Centipede" 2 was just... eh. Aside from the short, fat troll-ish antagonist, immediately forgettable and not at all worthwhile. And he was only memorable because he was so dang ugly. It was just a cash-in built by the "controversy" generated from the first.

      But, then again, I did sit through it from beginning to end. Sad, huh?

      Take care, Steve!

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      Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      It is interesting if you can sit through it. It is watchable to the extent of more than one occasion? Not for me...

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      theneverknown 5 years ago

      I thought this movie was a lot more entertaining than the first one. What a great film. I was eating popcorn and drinking soda while watching it. This is the first movie in a long time that I didn't need to get drunk to get through the whole thing.

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      Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      @Astra Nomik

      lol That's right, steer clear.

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      Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      @JohnGreasyGamer

      Yep, there are better movies out there that can be just as distrubing without being so damn pointless. Shock for the sake of shock shouldn't exist unless you have some statement that is worthwhile to make.

      Thanks for the comment and follow!

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      Cathy Nerujen 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Just so glad I will never watch this muck. It is nourishment I need. LOL.

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      John Roberts 5 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      I watched Phelous' (ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com) review of this and I was barely disgusted, as I knew what to expect. Yet it's such a terrible rework of the first one, which had some class to it (the villain had a lot of charm and charisma at first, revealing his evil plan also). But this is so inaccurate and disgusting (the most insulting thing is that handguns are essentially BANNED in the UK), and it's not trying to be engaging. It's just trying to say, "You thought the first one was bad? See this!".

      It's an awful film with little effort put into it. There's no reason to see it twice other than to review it if you didn't during the first viewing.

      Because of a brilliant review, you've got my follow!

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      Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Indeed! I tend to be of the opinion that Asian horrors typically have a good balance of plot/characters and intense horror. Audition is a perfect example. I was lucky (?) to see the uncut edition of this film, which was worse than what was banned in many countries.

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      icountthetimes 5 years ago

      Funnily enough, it was banned here in the UK, which gave it huge media attention and ended up being rather counterproductive. On the flipside, the main concern of course with movies that gain attention through shock, is that often the extreme nature of the movie is the selling point and the storyline is non existent. I like edgy horror films like Audition, because although they are extreme in nature, there are other elements to them that make them worthwhile.

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      Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Most people will be offended, but some say that it makes more of a social statement than anything else. It does have its gruesome moments, so fans of more extreme horror should give it their own evaluation. Thanks for stopping by!

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      icountthetimes 5 years ago

      I'm a fan of horror and must say that I enjoyed the first Human Centipede movie. I found it more comic than disturbing, but from what I've read so far the sequel ramps up the shock value considerably. In my experience foreign horror films appear to be where the true shock value is at, especially in recent years. Therefore, I doubt I'll find the unrated version of the movie unwatchable.

      For any other film I think your review would've put me off, but as I'd already decided to watch this I likely still will. I'll most likely still end up agreeing with your assessment of it though!

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      Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Well, the funding comes from the realization that people will buy it. If there is demand for anything, then there will be people selling it. But you'd be well advised to avoid it, not due to the graphic violence, but to the lack of a real story. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      tschaunerb 5 years ago from Medicine Hat

      I can't watch these movies. That's the truth, and i watch lots of gory horror weirdness- I am upset that the director of these films hates his audience so much. I am also flabbergasted about how he gets funding to have these films produced.

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      Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Hi, smokinchick37, yes it was, yes it was.

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      smokinchick37 5 years ago from Canada

      Just imagine the SS mind at work. that was one messed up film

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      Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Hello, FatFreddysCat, thanks for reading another review. You'd be well advised to avoid both movies, and the third that they are apparently, and shamelessly, making. I think I'll watch it out of obligation, and be sure to post a review on it here. I have a feeling that the sentiment of "this movie was not worth my time" will be repeated, but you never know. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Hey Word Caddy, I agree that many movies seek to simply provide mindless violence and gore in order to entertain. The most disturbing films are not the ones with the most carnage, but the best and most harrowing stories. Thanks for reading and commenting, and make sure to skip this one.

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      Keith Abt 5 years ago from The Garden State

      I skipped the first "Human Centipede" and it looks like that tradition will continue with "2."

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      Word Caddy 5 years ago from UK

      I'm a big horror fan, and I'm one who enjoys when cinema goes that extra mile to create some new and interesting effects (especially in 80s body horror) but there is an increasing movement towards making film into nothing more than a spectacle. I mourn for the loss of story and plot, to engage us and draw us along as we hurry to keep up.