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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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Giant Octopus meets NYPD Blue!
20 August 2002 | by (Pacific Ocean) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie a lot better then part one until the ending. The acting while not great (remember this is a direct to video movie after all) is a hell of a lot better then the first flick. Furthermore the effects are much better. The Octopus is actually in this movie a lot as opposed to being a minor character in the first flick which dealt with a submarine crew escorting a terrorist back to the U.S.A. Plus the Octopus looks a lot better. While there is really bad CGI effects, most of the effects were utilized with a huge animatronic Octopus as well as various tentacle props giving the Octopus a more solid look rather then BAD painted effects from the first film. HOWEVER the massive Stock footage from part one kinda ruins it after a while, BUT the ending destroyed this movie entirely for me!! To massive amounts of footage of kids singing on a school bus, to a complete and shameless rip-off of the film DAYLIGHT to 15 minutes of kids being rescued from the bus, to a horrible actress pretending to be an old Jewish women to the Octopus getting completely blown to bits only to resurface completely unharmed moments later to 6 different stock footage shots of the Octopus finally blowing up at the end to me scratching my head in disbelief!!


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