IFC Films | Release Date: April 28, 2010
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Well acted? NO But I enjoyed this thing from beginning to middle to end! (PUN INTENDED). Just sit back and appreciate the fun and disturbing nature of this thing. It's a foul, original horror idea and the villainAccurate? NO
Well acted? NO
But I enjoyed this thing from beginning to middle to end! (PUN INTENDED). Just sit back and appreciate the fun and disturbing nature of this thing. It's a foul, original horror idea and the villain is a total wacko. If nothing else, the movie is memorable and makes people talk. With so much boring garbage out there I enjoyed every inch of this one.… Expand
Make no doubts about it, this is gross out body horror if I've ever seen it. Something that's gained the movie quite a reputation. A reputation I find to be quite overblown. Don't get me wrong, it's a nasty idea, but the concept is mercifully muted in execution (thank God!). It doesn't overindulge in all the sick little possibilities that likely could have been easily portrayed onscreen. Instead Tom Six relies simply on the inherent disgustingness of the concept to churn your stomach with little extra help. It's something that makes the movie more watchable. Not that you should watch it.
At the end of the day all the Human Centipede has going for it is the concept itself. One sick idea is not enough to carry a movie. Something Tom Six makes very clear. Once the human centipede is actually constructed there really isn't any point to the movie. You're just watching Dieter Laser be weird and wondering why the movie is still going on.
It all just sort of descends into sadism and cruelty. All of which is really pointless. To make matters worse these victims aren't actually characters. Just bland faces to get stitched up into this hideous creation together. Something that's actually a blessing given that our two amateur female leads can't really act all that well. The dialog they are given doesn't really help either. Dieter Laser is really the only good actor here. Akihiro Kitamura isn't bad, but to be honest I'm not sure if that's because he really is a good actor or just sounds cool shouting in Japanese.
In the end Human Centipede is just a deranged concept with not enough movie to keep it going. As far as it's disgusting reputation goes, it's bark is definitely worse than it's bite. Although to be honest it doesn't have much of a bark either, given that all you've heard about it has been blown wildly out of proportion. It's just a B-rated horror film that does something new, only not so well at all. But hey, at least it's original. It's just not very good.… Expand
That's not a good movie guys, no matter how much it made you puke. There's nothing here.… Expand
I'm not quite sure how anyone could look at the plot for this movie and still want to see.… Expand
The film itself is filled with hammy acting, the likes of which you've probably never seen. not to be too harsh, but I doubt anyone attached to this is going to go one to have a stellar acting career. Like the original Saw idea, the whole film is based around a simple premise, the Saw's case, how to constraint a budget by keeping two people in a room for the majority of the film. Unlike Saw, you never really engage in the film in the same way, mainly due to the aforementioned acting.
Maybe one day this film will be seen as a B Movie classic. but not yet.
Very Scary But Needs To Be Cleaned Off In Bits
DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE IF YOU GET SCARED EASILY
The acting is bad
The gore is not here This isn't shocking the plot sucks. I am able to find redeeming qualities in bad movies like twilight and worse even, but this is something you don'tThis movie hols no entertain value whatsoever.
The acting is bad
The gore is not here
This isn't shocking
the plot sucks.
I am able to find redeeming qualities in bad movies like twilight and worse even, but this is something you don't need to watch. Except if you are drunk with friends, maybe… Expand