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Octopus 2: River Of Fear

1 rating: -3.0
A movie directed by Yossi Wein

The giant beast attacks Manhattan in this sequel to OCTOPUS. After some tourists disappear at South Street Seaport, rookie Scuba cop Nick and his partner Walter are called in to investigate the murky waters. They find no clues, but after a tugboat is … see full wiki

Director: Yossi Wein
Release Date: 2002
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Octopus 2: River Of Fear

Octopus 2: River of Fear

  • Feb 9, 2009
Pros: a fairly short movie

Cons: worst editing I've ever seen

The Bottom Line:
“Please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride!
The madcap laughed at the man on the border”
~Syd Barrett

Oh for Heavens sake. As if Octopus wasn’t bad enough, they go and make a sequel, and a poor one at that. River of fear? What’s up with that? Guess to make the title better. Call it whatever you want, but call it bad, as in el stinko. Octopus 2: River of Fear was directed by Yossi Wein, receiving no recognition in the awards department. Hell, not even a Razzie. It is rated R for some mild language.

It stars absolutely no one that I recognized and the acting was so atrocious I won’t even give them credit by mentioning their names. THIS time the big guy is hanging out in New York harbor. And, oh, color me surprised, the 4th of July celebration lurks on the horizon. For the love of Pete, can’t anyone extract a single original idea from their pea sized brains? This 4th of July gig is starting to wear a little thin.

Nick, a harbor patrol officer, under apparently bad steed with officials, thinks he knows what is attacking people but since everyone thinks his theories blow smoke, no one will listen to him. I just have to question for a minute, don’t those octopi cup-thingies leave an impression on skin? In SOME movies they do and I would certainly thing a creature of this size should have a pretty impressive set of cups. Just curious. After all, there have been bodies recovered and more than one drunk explained about the big beastie that came from the water.

Somehow Nick convinces this chick-o-la that he may be on to something and they visit some old water shaft and, dang, if they aren’t attacked by the beast. Of course they get away and although she works for the mayor, she is but an underling and he won’t listen to her story. And, of course, there is that big celebration coming up with all that revenue involved.

As in all stories that involve large gangs of celebratory people and huge monsters, things get out of control but will Nick be able to save the entire city of Manhattan and return everything to normalcy?

I really must comment on the atrocity of the octopus, in this day and age. Better than the original Octopus as far as looks but other than that, a poor excuse for itself. In most of the scenes it was involved in you could clearly see the outline around it where they overlayed it on the previously shot scene. What poor editing or whatever the frig or whoever handles these things. In the water it is about the size of my fist but on land, and it seems to spend an awful lot of time on land for a sea creature, it is humongous. It is even bigger than the Statue of Liberty. Ridiculous.



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