What’s it about?
Two American college girls become the subjects of a sadistic medical experiment while on a road trip across Europe. Invited to a party by a handsome waiter, Jenny and Lindsay are en route to the festivities when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Desperate, they decide to seek help on foot, eventually coming across the home of a retired surgeon named Dr. Heiter (Dieter Laser). Dr. Heiter is internationally renowned for his work on separating conjoined twins, but these days he’s using his surgical skills for something entirely different. His goal is to create a human centipede by removing his patient’s kneecaps, and sewing them together, mouth-to-anus. The only thing preventing Dr. Heiter from carrying out his experiment is a lack of human subjects. When Jenny and Lindsay arrive on his doorstep, Dr. Heiter enthusiastically begins prepping for surgery. The first installment of a two-film story arc, The Human Centipede was quickly followed by The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi.
This movie is not for the faint of heart, that is for sure. There have been mixed reviews
about this one, some saying it completely sucks, and others intrigued by the extreme gore and intense scenes. I did not enjoy this movie. I found it impossible to enjoy. While I am not ever bothered by gore, the ridiculous anus related scenes don’t even need to be mentioned because you probably know exactly what I am talking about (admit it, everybody just wants to see a bunch of people stitched together and forced to shit into each other’s mouths). But is that all this movie has to offer? In my opinion, pretty much. The rest of the movie was dull and lacked any real character development. Not to mention, the acting was nothing stellar. Some of the scenes are intense and will leave your heart racing, but then at times I found myself laughing at the screen wondering why I had even put this on.
The plot is predictable if you have gone as far as reading anything about the movie. It progresses to quickly, but then too slowly, and then too quickly again, all in the wrong parts. There is no real insight into the characters lives, and it seems this flick has really just set out to shock its audience. If you really want to see a human centipede, go ahead and watch this one. But if you are looking for something a little more, probably better to just give it a miss.
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James is the founder of TimeWastersOnline and a regular blogger with interests in technology
, psychology and the web.
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