Martin may lack his rôle model's surgical skills, professional tools, scientific interests or concern with clinical hygiene - but in all his sick, sweaty grotesquery, Martin is us.
Uses its status as a meta film to comment on the contentious argument that violence in cinema can somehow can be blamed for violence in real life.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Full Sequence could be considered an interesting counterpart to Gus van Sant's Elephant... But what it lacks in the subtlety of van Sant's film, it makes up with scenes of genital mutilation.
| Original Score: 3/5
The enormous shift in stylistic focus between [Six's] first and second film and the technical skill he displays (notably in his superb sound design) suggests he has much to offer beyond the self-imposed limitations of his bum-to-gum oddities.
monochrome mise en scène and surrealist flourishes more reminiscent of Eraserhead and Bad Boy Bubby than of anything in conventional horror.
I'll grant benefit of the doubt. Right before I huddle in the fetal position and ease my fractured soul with a few hours of Fraggle Rock.
It shifts effortlessly between a twisted study in obsessive psychosis and barbed sardonic satire.
Six is playing it smart...Instead of trying to rewrite history or reverse the condemnation, he's purposefully playing into the hands of the hysterics.
If you can tune into its warped, droll humour and excessive brutality, this is one hell of an experience you are sure not to forget.
A heady blend of the stupid and the sophisticated, the sordid and the surreal. (Uneasily) funny, too.
The shocks will be familiar to anyone who enjoyed the first film.
... a fiendishly clever self-homage that tackles the 'HC' phenomenon head-on ... Embracing his critics, Six posits the question: What might the world's most insatiable 'HC' fan be like? Scary.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Make no mistake, this little cinematic burst of savagery and bathroom pornography is as balls-out as its predecessor was comparatively restrained.
Depraved and disgusting but intellectually active, The Human Centipede 2 never fully coheres as a movie but works incredibly as a screed of cultural critique.
'The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)'' is sick, disgusting and vile. It's also demonically funny, stylish and ingenious.
| Original Score: 3/4
The fact that he designed a pair of films with careful thought as to how the violence and visual storytelling of each would work reveals a dedication to the genre that is too rare today.
With this second film, the outline of an extended, deadpan provocation begins to take shape.
The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) could be the sickest B movie ever made. But that's why you may feel gripped by the horror of what you're seeing and the terror of what's coming.
| Original Score: B+