Movie Review

Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001)

Part of the Octopus series
1.5/5

Something crazy is going on near the New York city harbor, and now, I’m not talking about the 1920s immigrant hobos that live in the sewers, who spend their time wallowing with live fiddle music. The issue is an octopus. A giant killer octopus. He is killing people and making miniature models of boats explode. Is it the same octopus as in Octopus (2000)? I doubt it. Why would an octopus want to hang in the Hudson river? Maybe it likes pollution.

That one was created by toxic waste meant for Castro that sunk during the Cuban missile crisis. This one climbs up the statue of liberty. Why? Because it’s a dream sequence which ends in a hilarious manner. It’s also the only interested scene in the film. Well, the fact that they kept the twin towers in it, even though it was released in 2001 is also interesting. I’m all for it. I never understood the reasoning for erasing them from films that were released post-9/11.

Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001)
Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001)

It stars Michael Reilly Burke who I can only see as Ted Bundy because of… well Ted Bundy (2002). He is a detective who realizes that the killer running amok is a giant octopus, nobody believes him, of course, except his partner. It’s not like New York is a city that never sleeps and people would notice a giant octopus grabbing people.

Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001)

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The Octopus Series

Octopus (2000)
1.5/5
Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001)
1.5/5
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