Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Human Centipede 2 Review

100% Medically Inaccurate.  How true. 

So what's the scoop on "The Human Centipede 2"?  Fans of normal cinema would get nothing out of this review.  Those who don't have the blackest sense of humor would get nothing out of watching this film.  Those who can't stomach blood, shit, staples, obese guys with mommy issues, and perversion beyond sanity won't enjoy this flick. 

But for me, I'm wearing my special B-Movie goggles that protect me from going insane while watching disturbing and outright fucked up films, so don't worry, I'll be okay. 

As for the movie, I got the joke.  If you watch it like a sick sardonic comedy, it's actually accomplishing a lot.  Critics of horror say when you watch sick movies, you'll commit the acts or worse.  This movie shoots that theory full of holes if you really think about it.  The main character, a "retarded" fat guy with an obsession with the first "Centipede" film makes his fascination with the first film real.  He does so by unbelievable means, beating sick obsctacles, and accomplishing his dozen-pede.  The movie is making fun of itself while ratching everything up a notch.  I mean the killer whacks off with sand paper and sticks barbs in his penis.  It's a horror comedy on the grungiest level. 

Criticisms, sure.  It offends every moral on every level, but that's the point of the film.  It's the put you in a sick situation and see how you come out of it in the end.  So while this isn't a super thumb's up, if you get the joke, this films watchable.  If you don't get it, then leave it alone. 

I'll add the best made "sick/morally reprehensible" movie I've seen is "A Serbian Film."  It depicts horrible things happening to people, but it's so well made with underlying messages in the film that it's actually a good movie--take that with a grain of salt.  I don't think the movie makers are promoting or encouraging these behaviors.  Quite the opposite. 

So back to "HC2."  If you watched the first and you're hungry for more, give it a look.  The black and white movie doesn't take away from the watching experience.  It probably helps it. 

I give this film 3 full barf bags and 10 overflowing bedpans. 

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