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‘Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)’ still gross, deplorable

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November 4, 2011

How many of you knew that this particular sequel actually came out a few weeks ago in select theatres? Probably very few as it was in select theatres for a reason: it is the most disgusting movie I have ever watched. I can’t say I am surprised by this as director Tom Six pushed the limits with the first installment of this franchise, “The Human Centipede (First Sequence).” Now we get “The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)” that follows a mentally challenged man that has become fully addicted to the first “Human Centipede” film.

Martin lives and breathes the fantasy of creating one of these fictional beings but just with more people. I guess this is where I should clarify what exactly a “human centipede” is for those who are unfamiliar with the first film. It is where you take a certain number of humans and sow them together mouth to rear end to make one long digestive track. How gross is that? Well not too gross since the first film had such a huge cult following.

I give the first film a little bit of credit as the villain was a surgeon just wanting to create this monster, while Martin just wants to do it for pleasure. The original villain used surgical tools while Martin uses staple guns, duct tape, hammers, knives, tubes, and guns to subdue his victims.

He uses his trusty crowbar to knock out and kidnap 12 victims to create a long centipede. If the buildup to this point isn’t intense enough, with a little bit of story into Martin’s deranged life, we get Martin putting this human centipede together in the crudest and disgusting of ways.

I am all for violence and gore in a good horror film but “The Human Centipede 2” takes it so far over the top and to the extreme that it comes off as just being stupid. Shot all in black and white, we see Martin kill, rape, subdue, terrorize, mangle, and torture numerous people. There are so many parts I feel I cannot describe in this review; one of which including a newborn baby and another involving human excrement. It grossed even me out, and I thought I had seen everything a film could do. Martin is the most one-dimensional character ever, so one-dimensional he doesn’t speak one word the entire hour and a half of this movie!

With all that said, there was a reason I chose to watch this film online and that’s because I knew it was going to be disgusting. Isn’t that why everyone would watch a movie like this? To be pushed to the edge and to be shocked at what you are watching. We as humans just can’t get enough of stuff like that, especially in film. The only thing is that this movie is just plain stupid. After the credits began to roll, I sat back and thought, what did I just watch? What a waste of time. People will watch it for all the things I just described. I mean, hey, I did. If you are thinking of watching it, take it from me or don’t. Oh and let me give one spoiler, the third installment is coming in 2013… yay! Catch the sarcasm?

Dustyn Dubuque is a history major and geography minor that has a love and passion for film. He watches over 100 films each year and loves Academy Awards season.