Human Centipede 2 Full Sequence Movie Review — UK Premiere
Just got back from the UK première of Tom’s Six’s Human Centipede 2 including details on Part 3.
The first Human Centipede film can be summarised as follows: a nifty idea executed and explored to its own nasty conclusions but which would have worked better as a short to maximise impact.
The Human Centipede is a monster flick, but in both the first and the second parts you have to wait until you’re 3/4 through the movie to see the damn monster. Imagine if Jaws had worked like that: a film where Brody spends the first 3/4 looking for a shark and then have the shark surface on screen but only in the last 1/4.
We’re guided on the construction of the centipede through the eyes of Martin, a guy who makes Norman Bates’ relationship with his mother look normal. After developing an obsession with the first film (the first film is a film within this story’s universe), he sets about constructing his own Centipede.
What follows is 90 minutes of torture and suffering for the sake of shock value. Everything about the Centipede’s construction is magnified to provoke maximum on-screen disgust and little more. Scenes where Martin injects the centipede with a laxative so as to deliver an extended pooing sequence s clearly aimed at the lowest common denominator who enjoyed the first flick.
Judging by the cheapness of locations used (a car park, a small flat and a warehouse), the use of black and white and not having a headline lead star (what star would want to be attached to this project), I’d say Six had one eye clearly aimed on making a huge profit, helped in no part by the BBFC’s orginial banning of the film (it just spurs interest).
The film is stylishly shot and the superb lead performance of Laurence R. Harvey as the demented Martin (who never speaks during the film) delivers a villain who is as memorable as Dr. Heiter from the first film. .
Six played down rumours that the third film might feature himself as part of the storyline.
Given the meta nature of the sequel, there’s a strong case for the Human Centipede 3 revolving around Tom’s making of the third film.
Maybe the pressures of success in Hollywood forces Tom to construct a more convincing human centipede under the guise of a casting call? Six said the third film would tie together answers to questions raised in the first and second film.
Given that one’s considered a work of fiction in the sequel’s world, the third film could be where reality and fantasy meet. Let’s hope it has something worthwhile to say.