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The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) Reviews

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August 23, 2017
Now this is what a disturbing movie looks like, this movie is sick, it's disturbing, and it's not really all that good, I do like the black and white cinematography though.
½ August 1, 2017
I gave half a star, although it doesn't deserve any. In a word...REPULSIVE! 0 stars.
May 26, 2017
Love this film dark, grim, only suffering.
½ May 7, 2017
This film in many ways surpasses the original and had a lot of potential. Beautifully shot. Very artsy and moody. But it's complete lack of humanity and over the top depravity is not fit for human consumption.
April 21, 2017
I Like The Gore Film.
March 24, 2017
The original was disgusting and demented and watching it was riveting because it was medically possible. This sequel is more disgusting and twisted and watching it is like watching a train wreck; you watch because it is happening in front of you and you just can't turn away. Still worth watching in a creepy, can't believe this was put on film kind of way.
½ March 6, 2017
Una de las peores películas que he visto en toda mi vida. The Human Centipede 2 logra ser mas fuerte y cruda que su primera parte, pero sigue teniendo los mismos errores: Aburrida, ridícula y extremadamente estúpida. The Human Centipede 2 es otro intento de Tom Six por crear una experiencia perturbadora que termina siendo un desastre.
December 1, 2016
Once again, Tom Six brings an undeniably inspired horror concept, but one with images so gory, shocking, and exploitive, there's little to admire.
½ November 5, 2016
Yikes...okay, if there was an award for sickest film of the year (2011), this would set the bar! It's not so much scary as it is disturbing. A bit boring at first, but it soon turns into one of those horrific accidents that you just wished you hadn't seen! It is just messed up.
October 24, 2016
I feel like Six should be psychologically evaluated. That is all I have to say.
August 13, 2016
I love this series, most won't. It's filmed with grace and talent and the director is actually very very good, all subject matter aside. The dude knows what he's doing and it shows.
½ August 13, 2016
This should really be a minus rating as it's just wrong in all ways possible. Does it have a story? Yes but it's sick. Does it have gore? Yes, to the extreme degree. Does it have good acting? Can't tell because the majority of lines are just screams of pain or fear! It's basically a continuation of the first film, but everything is bigger and more exaggerated. Instead of a centipede of 3, we're aiming for one consisting of 12 people this time, consisting of randoms who choose to enter a multi storey car park just at the wrong time. I say randoms in the loosest term because the chosen few just happen to consist of hooligans, prostitutes, slappers, drunks, and obese individuals, all of whom are hand picked to make the concept all the more grotesque. We even have cameos from a paedophile doctor, an abusive mother, and the actress who played one of the girls from the first film. There is no reason to explain why this freak who is central to it all is carrying out this experiment, other than to satisfy his obsession with the film, but there really are no holes barred in his performance. Not only is he stapling the old chestnut of anus to mouth, but he's raping women, hammering teeth out, slitting throats and even bashing his mums skull in to a pulp before dining with the dead body. Why am I watching this you ask? I don't know is the answer, other than the curiosity of knowing what depraved scene is next! I can't really say I enjoy viewing this but I do like pushing boundaries and this is a movie that certainly entertains that trait. Even I was sat there with hand over mouth at times, thinking this can't be happening, and I even understand that certain vulgar scenes had been omitted from the version I watched because they are just too morbid! This is very much one of those talked about films that gets recognition for all the wrong reasons. If you want torture porn, it doesn't come any greater than this - just make sure your stomach is settled enough after your last meal before pressing the play button!
½ August 6, 2016
worst than the first one. Such a long build up to come to something that isn't worth watching. Plus I wasn't really digging the black and white theme
½ August 5, 2016
Terrible. And not just in a fun, campy way. There is literally NO redeeming value to this movie at all. Where the first one at least had a good and interesting performance from Dieter Laser, original story, and surprisingly welcome lack of blood and feces, the second has gore and disgust to the point of just being overwhelming and utterly pointless. Any interest generated by the somewhat unique idea of a horror fan becoming an antagonist is quickly decimated by the terribly conceived characters, annoying black and white lighting, and absolutely pointless gore.

As an avid horror fan this movie checked NONE of my boxes and I couldn't even finish it. Unless you're a fan of torture porn, don't waste your time.
½ July 10, 2016
If the first Human Centipede is The Hangover, Human Centipede 2 is most certainly The Hangover Part II. It takes the original film, which was gratuitous in its own way, and simply turns it up full, much to the detriment of story and character. This may not be the worst film I've ever seen, but it's probably the hardest to watch. While the first film had at least hints of subtlety, especially in the first half, HC 2 has no such thing. It's vile, disgusting, bloody, graphic, and is completely unashamed and uninhibited in the way it depicts it. In a demonstration of utter conceit, or possibly sheer egotism, the central character in this film is a devoted fan of the first film, watching it over and over like it's his proverbial 'precious', and has the bright idea of taking its premise and extrapolating it, creating a Centipede of 10 victims rather than just 3. It is literally a re-tread of the previous instalment with all sense of scientific discovery and innovation taken out and replaced with as much brutality and bodily fluids as it can fit into its running time. The end result is boring, repetitive, sadistic, and will leave you with the justified belief that you've wasted and hour and a half of your life, and will make you feel that you've just lost a little more faith in humanity.
June 27, 2016
Too disgusting for fans of the original and painfully-overwhelmingly bad for critics and audiences/mainstream viewers this sequel doesn't do anything good to the series except add more disgusting snuff type material to its movie
½ May 30, 2016
Yuck; triple the gore of the original.
½ May 20, 2016
Most likely the worst movie I've ever seen. Looking back, I'm not even sure how I made it through the whole thing. No point to it other than attempting to shock and disgust more than the original.
½ May 18, 2016
The Human Centipede 2 could just be one of the worst movies ever made! Needlessly excessive with unbelievably graphic violence and disturbing imagery The Human Centipede 2 doesn't really feel like a movie. This film has dreadful acting, direction, writing and technically is very poor and doesn't feel like a proper film, more like a TV one. This film is also extremely boring and all I remember is the violent scenes. This film is incredibly disgusting and violent that it's just sickening to watch. This is just a dreadful film and I never want to have to suffer through watching it again. F
April 25, 2016
Though not particularly fond of The Human Centipede: First Sequence (2009), my desire to find out just how deep the rabbit hole of Tom Six's sadism went gave me the edge to check out the sequel.

Given that The Human Centipede: First Sequence set a high standard for sadistic violence and sickening concepts, The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence has a high standard to live up to. Even though the film wasn't a particularly great one, the sequel still needs to be sickening enough to be a worthy follow-up. The value of The Human Centipede: First Sequence was largely the fact that its idea was so ridiculously grotesque that it cried out for cult audiences, and the surrounding controversy made it impossible to miss. As a whole, the idea behind the film was more sickening than its actual execution while its greatest hook was the performance of Dieter Laser. This time there is an antagonist of far less interest who viewers have to embrace while he wanders through his meaningless existence in silence, never saying a word. Blood and gore is just thrown at the viewer repeatedly without much intense build-up which forsakes any potential for narrative value, even though the story never had much of a chance of that in the first place.
Treading the mistaken ground followed by the first film, The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence ends up with sloppy execution of a potentially sickening concept. Quadrupling the ambitions of the villain Dr Josef Heiter, The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence introduces Martin Lomax. With a far more conventional reason for his insanity, Martin Lomax's edge is driven by the fact that he is a short, mentally challenged, overweight and asthmatic man who was molested by his father and criminalized by his mother. This is Tom Six's idea of characterization, and there's only so long you can tolerate seeing a silent obese man staring at things in a slow-paced black and white film before the once-eerie atmosphere created by the manipulation of silence and colour becomes yet another staple of boredom inducing. Given that the crude gimmick of the first film has been and gone the effect is no longer as innovative, the central hook is gone. And with black and white disguising the practical nature of many scenes, the film is never as brutal as it wants to be which really makes the potential of the experience dull. The film doesn't become much of an exercise in the shock value of blood and gore until close to an hour into the film, and the build-up until then has been far from satisfactory for any real power to come from it. And with The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence failing to offer much in terms of shock value, it fails at the one thing it could have been any good at. Given that the film is in black and white it runs this risk very much from the start, and despite Tom Six's claims that it is meant to create a dark and gritty nature to match the insanity of the protagonist it ultimately restrains the effect of the shock value. It has a very slight touch of visual flair and some good cinematography, but it isn't nearly enough to add any major value.
On top of everything, the film is very much a parody of itself. Due to the meta nature of the narrative and Tom Six's intention on emphasizing the concept of copycat crimes, the ridiculous concept of the first film serves as the motivation for the actions of Martin Lomax. The disgusting extent that the story goes to as a means of mocking viewers with its crude violence is seemingly a humourous insult directed at audiences, and given the way Tom Six depicts Martin's nightmares of his father molesting him with the voice-over line "You're only making daddy's willy harder" there is clearly a humourous edge in the film. Since many critics of the first film took it so seriously it's rather beneficial that jokes are prevalent in The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence. But I can't ascertain how much social satire is supposed to actually be in the film or certify that I did in fact laugh at any point. It seems as if every line of dialogue is satirical because it all subscribes to the most conventional format of dialogue available to horror cinema and none of it can be taken seriously, but while that seems to intentionally detract from some of the more serious elements of the film I most definitely did not find myself laughing, scared or even all that sickened. Frankly, I was just bored in the case of The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence. And when the film comes to a close with an ending that leaves a frustrating ambiguity to the rest of the events in the story, its the final insult.
However, I will certainly admit that I have respect for the leading performance of Laurence R. Harvey. The man has no shame taking on such a sick and twisted character in The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence, and it's a fairly challenging role. The man has to convey ultimate insanity in almost complete silence, and given the lackluster filmmaking around him it would be easy for him to cater to such standards and simply maintain a blank stare the entire time. But with his directionless gaze, his hunched shoulders and his childish grin, the man is able to create an effectively introverted psychopath. Laurence R. Harvey manages to perfectly capture Martin Lomax, approaching the most sick and twisted scenes with such neutrality or sadistic pleasure that he manages to capture both the disturbing elements of the character and his vulnerability too. Laurence R. Harvey says everything about the character without ever having to utter a single word, and in a circuit of mediocre plot lines and stiff direction he has more success capturing the greatest extent of Tom Six's ambition than the director himself. Laurence R. Harvey is an ideal creep to lead The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence.
And though her role is really small, fans of the first film can rejoice at the presence of Ashlynn Yennie returning to be part of another sick medical experiment.

Laurence R. Harvey delivers an effectively creepy lead performance, but The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence lacks the originality of its predecessor which weakens the potential shock power, and with a slow pace, weak plotting and black and white covering the blood and gore, it's ultimately just a boring experience above anything else.
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