Summary: Is The Human Centipede thought provoking? Remarkably intelligent? Nope. It doesn’t have much in the way of deeper meaning or sociological ramifications, instead, it’s content to go for the gross out and so long as that’s what you’re after, it can be a pretty entertaining movie thanks to a wicked performance from Mr. Laser and a legitimately disgusting concept.
Excerpt: Human Centipede changes everything. It makes you question what is a “good” movie based on its particular qualities, and what legitimately goes too far. If a movie that is trying to be repulsive and revolting actually is, is it an accomplished film-making feat or something that just pushes the boundaries of decency for a quick buck? Regardless of what this Tom Six directed effort aims to be, you can be sure to never forget it. The premise? Deplorable. The execution?
Summary: Please note, this review is for a film whose entire premise may be considered vile, disgusting, crude, and completely unacceptable to some viewers. As such, this review may not be for everyone. Reader discretion is advised.
Conclusion: The Human Centipede (First Sequence) comes out today, October 5 th , on DVD and High-Definition Blu-ray. Alright, so here’s the deal folks. You either love this film or you don’t. Yes, it is gross. Yes, it is insane. And yes, it is ridiculous, but why? Is it because this stuff could actually happen in the real world? Of course not, but that might not stop some sicko from actually trying something like this. This is pure fiction ladies and gentleman.
Excerpt: Sometimes, the idea of a movie ends up being more compelling than the movie itself. Such is the case with The Human Centipede (First Sequence) , a film that, in bare description, sounds like the greatest outrage ever put to screen, but ends up being fairly tedious when watched. Here’s the plot, for those who haven’t been paying attention to Internet memes of late: In Germany, a mad scientist (the wonderfully named Dieter Laser) decides to construct a human centipede.
Excerpt: Expectations have been set for The Human Centipede (First Sequence) to be one of the most disgusting, cringe-worthy pieces of film release this year. Even the film’s log line is enough to send even those with the strongest stomachs running for the nearest toilet desperately trying to hang on to their lunch. It’s been poised to be one of the breakout pieces of horror in this new decade, and been promised as one of the most original stories told in the genre.
Conclusion: This will not appeal to everyone, whether it will appeal to anyone is another question. With dark humour from time to time, underneath an extremely repulsive concept, this is a relatively conventional horror movie.