Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001) Movie Review

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Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001)

2001 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
91 minutes / 1h 31min

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Octopus 2: River of Fear Plot Synopsis:

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...

Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001) Review

Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001) is an American horror movie that was an utter waste of my time. Director Yossi Wein (Bridge of Dragons (1999), American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990), Sweepers (1998), Lethal Ninja (1992)) failed in every possible way upon executing this movie. There was absolutely no horror, no suspense, no thrills, no scares, terrible action scenes and bad acting. The only part that probably entertained me in the movie is when the octopus was around the Statue of Liberty. Another humor part for me was to see the World Trade Center changing locations in the movie.

The movie is about an octopus attacking and eating random people in New York. There was a major storm that swept the enormous octopus from Nova Scotia to the New York Harbor. New York City Harbor Patrol Nick Hatfield (Michael Reilly Burke - Bundy (2002), The Collector (2009), Mars Attacks! (1996), Death of a President (2006)) and his fellow cops accidentally encounter the octopus while doing a drug bust in the Harbor. The tourist starts disappearing and boats are ripped apart, there is a sense of real danger in the city as the Fourth of July approaches. The Fourth of July celebration will have hundreds of people there and a killer octopus. Wonder what will happen!!!!!! If you would like to sit through a boring movie then watch this movie to see what happens to the giant killer octopus.

The movie reeks and the actors did not help the movie with their terrible acting/performances. The special effects are nothing to speak about because they appeared to be done by an inexperienced person. I am not sure why this movie was made - did they think the movie will prosper with their bad CGI effects of the octopus and well… everything else. There are major plot holes and inconsistencies such as using two different boats and trying to pass it off as one. Filming out of the United States and trying to make the movie look like it was filmed in New York with cheesy background/green screen. The lake/river that the octopus resides in show hilly area in the background whereas the movie is trying to say that the octopus was in the New York Harbor.

  • Octopus 2: River of Fear Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 1
  • Overall Score: 2.24
  • IMDB: 2.9

About Octopus 2: River of Fear 2001

Title: Octopus 2: River of Fear
Year: 2001
Runtime: 91 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Reviewer: Score: 0.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 1.12/5 stars from 862 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 862 MPAA Rating: R
Octopus 2: River of Fear Cast Starring: Velizar Binev, Michael Reilly Burke, Duncan Fraser, Marianne Stanicheva, Harry Anichkin, Chris Williams, Georgi Gatzov, Fredric Lehne, Stoyan Angelov, Clement Blake, Anastasiya Ingelizova, Franklin A. Vallette, Mila Atanasova, Dimiter Kuzov, Andreya Popdimitrova, Miroslava Bancheva, Peter Vasilev, Konstantin Rafailov, Miriam Klatman, Rositza Chorbadjiska, Meredith Morton, Naum Shopov, Yoana Pendachanska, Katerina Goranova, John Thaddeus, Ivailo Nalbantov, Malina Germanova, Shane Edelman, Paul Vincent O'Connor, Maria Slavcheva
Octopus 2: River of Fear Writers: Boaz Davidson, Danny Lerner, Michael D. Weiss
Octopus 2: River of Fear Director: Yossi Wein
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
Language: English
Country: USA