Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Same Centipede, Same Boring Shite
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is an endurance test because it's slow and protracted. The idea was just as silly the first time. Here, it's the same thing all over again. This time, Martin (Lawrence R. Harvey), a fat, bloated fan of the first film, wants to create his own human centipede. He does this by using his position as an attendant at a parking lot to collect the pieces he needs. He then sews them together and, presto!, another centipede.
Director Tom Six is easily one of the worst directors currently making horror films. His films have zero suspense, the ideas are juvenile beyond belief, and the acting is atrocious. He's also one of the luckiest directors currently making horror films because he's got half the horror community fooled into thinking he's doing something worthwhile and groundbreaking.
What seems to be driving Six is ego. His name's all over the picture, and the film's focus on a man inspired by the previous film is masturbation of the lowest order.
Although I found this slightly less boring than the first one and Harvey is believably perverted as the lead, I wouldn't recommend it to anybody in a million years.
Say no more.