Well That Misses the Point: Human Centipede 2 Full Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | September 27, 2011 | Comments ()

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | September 27, 2011 |

The second film has been purported to involve a dozen poor victims, and the makers of gleefully bragged about how much more over the top it will be, and almost stroked out in excitement when the UK Film Board wouldn't allow its distribution. You just can't buy publicity like that.

Here's the trailer though, and see if you can identify exactly how it gets everything wrong that marginally worked in the original:

Yes, they've decided to make a meta film. Instead of being about a doctor performing sadistic experiments, it's just some crazy guy who saw the film and snaps. Not to be pretentious, but a crowbar and some duct tape cannot create a human centipede. The original's sole strength was in the pseudo-plausibility, the way a nightmare infects your subconscious by fuzzing over the details and focusing on the broad brush strokes of a mind-scalding situation. This? It's just an excuse to plaster as much depravity on the screen as director Tom Six has the budget for, with no apparent consciousness of what was compelling at all about the original.

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