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I mentioned previously that I had planned on watching The Human Centipede. I also said I would write about it once I saw it.

Well, I did watch it on Tuesday, when the video store was supposed to get it in. Funny thing happened there. My mother, sister, and I went in and an employee was handing out flyers and asked if we were looking for something. So we specified what we were there for and the employee told us "You don't want to see that!". I was actually surprised by this. I've had store employees say a movie was bad before, but never have they outright told me that I should not or do not want to watch a movie. Of course, this only fed my curiosity about this horrible, shocking, disturbing tale. Haha, oh wow.

So we rented it, after listening to the same employee talk about how horrible the movie was. My sister didn't watch it, but my mother and I did. In the end, neither of us thought it was as mind-scarring as everyone and their brother made it out to be. I kinda feel like a sicko for even saying that I didn't find the movie that disturbing, but I'd be lying if I said otherwise. Perhaps I've just been too desensitized. Or people just like to over-hype these things.

~Shocking edginess~ aside, the concept here was indeed original, if gross. It's an interesting twist on the "Mad Scientist" trope, to say the least.

The acting wasn't the best, the story lost momentum in the middle, the characters were kind of stupid sometimes, and there were some very illogical moments. All in all, I think it tries to rely on the shock-factor far too much so the plot suffers a bit because of it. It could have been better, but at the same time it probably could have been worse.

★★☆☆☆
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