Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

Director: Tom Six

Writer: Tom Six

Composer: James Edward Barker

Starring: Laurence R. Harvey,Ashlynn Yennie, Maddi Black, Kandace Caine, Dominic Borrelli, Lucas Hansen, Lee Nicholas Harris, Dan Burman, Daniel Jude Gennis

More info: IMDb

Tagline: 100% medically INaccurate.

Plot: Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

It's been a while since I watched this and I was sleepy which means my memory is foggy on it, but what I remember was being left with a sense of disappointment and a touch of boredom.  However, the black and white photography was a brilliant move.  It helps create a darker, bleaker universe around the central character of Martin, wonderfully played by Laurence R. Harvey who doesn't utter a single word.  Creator Tom Six pulls a great move in following up his first film by seemingly setting this one in the real world where THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (2009) is an actual movie.  I was impressed.  Like it or not, he's doing something different and I can appreciate that.  This first sequel (the final act of the HC trilogy will be released this year and the trailer has just hit) ups the gross-out ante over the first one and you get a lot more money shots than you did previously.  I liked what I saw but it seemed to go on for too long.  My sleepiness could have contributed to that which is why I'm willing to give it another go.  I'll see the third film, too, and if I like it I'll probably eventually pick up the box set with all three films.  It's a premise that feels like it's a one-joke kind of film but Tom Six is getting a lot more mileage out of it than you'd think possible.

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