Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence

I can without question say that this is the grossest and most disgusting movie I have ever seen in my entire life. The movie at moments made me feel like I was about to throw up. This film, if it even deserves to be called a film, goes way beyond any gross, horror violence you have ever seen before. If you think movies like "Saw," "Hostel," and the first "Human Centipede" were gross then, as Al Jolson said, "You ain't heard, (in this case seen) nothing yet. This movie is beyond the grossest of gross demonstrating torture acts unspeakable and inhumane. There is no redeeming plot or purpose to this story at all, it begins with graphic torture porn and then ends. This is the kind of movie that has been titled a "gorno," a term that Eli Roth's "Hostel" created. I cannot however totally bash this movie, there is some sense of style and creativity, and if you are a horror fan just trying to see the next grossest thing, then this is the movie you need to watch. The creativity of this film mainly comes from the premise. I did not know how they could make a sequel to such a gross movie in the first place. The premise is a weird, possible mentally challenged man, who spends all of his free time watching and re-watching "The Human Centipede: First Sequence." This movie is not a continuation too the last films story but recognized that the first film is in fact a film and this guy is obsessed with it and wants to create a centipede of his own. I do think this is very creative and I think the point that director, Tom Six, is trying to make is that this is in fact just a movie. It raises the question, could a guy actually see something gross like this and be inspired by it. I was sitting there watching this movie, of this freak watching a gross movie and then acting on it. You realize as an audience member that you are "sort of" the guy on the screen entertained by the violence. He just acts on it and we do not...or do we? Or does he? I do not want to ruin the ending because it really is the best part of the film. The movie is not as stupid or dumb as it meets the eye, it is just hard to think deeply about a movie such as this because whilst watching it all you can think about is the terrible and awful things happening before your very own eyes. The director, Tom Six, is a messed up man. I do not know how he thought of these things, but I have come to the conclusion that he is actually a smart man, breaking the rules in cinema. He loves the awful reaction the film gets, and the God-awful reviews. But we know one thing and that is people are watching and buying. What does that tell us about our society today. Six promises "The Human Centipede 3" will make this film look like a Disney film. I don't know what more he can do but he will do it. The movie despite all this other stuff is actually stylistic, filmed in black and white and with a few cool camera angels. You can watch this movie with your friends to be grossed out and laugh, and you will, but also think about the beginning and the ending of the movie and how it genuinely relates to yourself.

3 out of 5 Stars

It's tough for me to admit how this gross and disgusting movie is actually smart and well made.

1 comment:

  1. Its hard for me to admit but if you really think about it, the whole concept is extremely creative and sick therefore breaking rules of cinema and i agree 3 stars is a fair rating