11 August 2013 | paul_haakonsen
Great concept idea, mediocre movie...
I must say that I had expected something more from this movie as all people said it was so gross, disturbing and twisted. Well, hardly so, there are far more disturbing movies out there. "The Human Centipede" wasn't that bad.
Sure the concept idea of connecting three individuals together in that matter is twisted, but it hardly qualified to be as gross as people made it out to be. The concept idea was interesting, as bizarre as it was, but it just never made it up beyond mediocrity.
The story is about two American girls, Lindsay (played by Ashley C. Williams) and Jenny (played by Ashlynn Yennie) who is traveling across Europe. They are on their way to a party in Germany when their car breaks down with a flat tire, and they seek shelter at a nearby house that belongs to Dr. Heiter (played by Dieter Laser). The not-so-good doctor drugs the Americans and makes them part of his insane ambition to make a human centipede.
I will say that the story progressed nicely at a good pace, and there were some great moments throughout the movie. But this movie doesn't really gross out the audience, and the shock value of what is going on is fairly tame compared to other movies out there.
The movie was nicely acted, and Dieter Laser was really the one carrying the movie with the stereotypical maniacal doctor who wants nothing else but to make inhuman experiments. Dieter Laser's character Dr. Heiter also had the best comment in the entire movie; "I don't like human beings". And I guess it must have been some challenge for Akihiro Kitamura, Ashlynn Yennie and Ashley C. Williams to spend most of the movie on their hands and knees, together face to rear part.
Despite its predictable story, and lack of a shocking value, then "The Human Centipede" was a good enough movie. The movie had potential for something more disturbing, but the end result was mediocre, yet watchable.