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Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001)

 -  Horror  -  1 January 2002 (USA)
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Dead bodies are being found in the New York harbor. The police have no clues nor suspects until Nick and his colleague realize the killer is a giant octopus. Everybody, especially the ... See full summary »

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Dead bodies are being found in the New York harbor. The police have no clues nor suspects until Nick and his colleague realize the killer is a giant octopus. Everybody, especially the police captain, refuses to believe Nick's story, and soon the harbor will be filled with boats for the 4th of July celebrations... Written by Calle

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Give me a good octopus movie any day!
29 January 2003 | by (Columbus, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I love monster movies; especially things from the sea. It's too bad that the people who make them have so little imagination. This is another "formula" mess, with far too much time spent on non-octopus business. We do get some lurid scenes of the octopus munching people, tentacles flying about; and the ornery thing generally being a proper monster. But the biggest, and most accurate, science fiction element in the film is that any living thing would purposely take up residence in the East River of New York City. They actually tried to explain that!!!

I kind of liked "Octopus II". The heroine was really cute. Its just that the plot, the editing, and characters in this cephalopod outing are fatally muddled. They had to use that old standby, the shaky camera, to make us dizzy so we couldn't see through the minimal special effects. Still, I managed to sit through it; and get a few of those magic quivers that sea monster movies do to me. There's just something about seafood run amok!

A word to all producers of octopus films. Octopi do not growl. And forget the formula. We've seen far too many special events gone wrong because the mayor wouldn't listen to the hero. Make it fast and furious. A little sex is okay; but get rid of all those neurotic characters and sub-plots. Focus on the tentacles; and put it in the ocean where it just might make sense.


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