Sometimes bad is just bad
Biff Fearless | Cape Coral, FL USA | 12/12/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I see a lot of movies of this type. I can't stop myself. Giant spiders? Bring 'em on! Huge crocodiles? Count me in! I saw the original OCTOPUS so I was, of course, obligated to the sequel. I didn't think so much of the first one, but what little did I know? The first one was a masterpiece compared to this film. The enormous octopus is basically a stalker in some strange places. You'll wonder aloud, "How did it get there?"
Also, the supposed New york location is indeed laughable. I didn't notice if this is another Canadian production, but it is obviously not New York. Okay, they throw in the obligatory stock footage, including one shot of the World Trade Center.
The biggest fault has to be that it runs long. You think it's dead (The explosion seems of the thermonuclear variety) but wait! Then there is the exciting sequence of people you don't care about escaping the collapsed Lincoln tunnel, I think I almost suffocated.
Oh well, when is Octopus 3 coming out?"
EIGHT LEGGED FREAK
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 04/14/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"OCTOPUS 2 is a sequel that isn't a sequel; it has nothing to do with the original, and nothing is ever really said that indicates how this puppy got so big...but, as a run of the mill creature feature, it has its moments. I liked the rapport between partners Walter and Nick (Frederic Lane and Michael Reilly Burke), but found Walter's exit too quick; he had a nice panache the movie never returned. The effects are average; nothing startling, although the decapitation of the Statue of Liberty in a dream sequence was quite cool. The extended rescue of the kids on the bus (after the octopus' demise) was too long and anticlimactic. Not a horrible movie, but it won't make us forget JAWS!"
What were they thinking?
Everett | Rio Rancho, NM USA | 01/24/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say, this is by far, one of the worst sea creature movies I have seen. I didn't even bother to rent it, I watched it on Scifi. It looked exciting, but I was wrong. The Octopus itself hardly moved at all. Its tentacles were the ones that did the moving. Even if the theory of the movie was right, the octopus being swept from the sea, that would've been wrong if it killed people because Octopuses aregentle creatures and do not grow to enormous sizes. Even the first Octopus made more sense and was a lot more exciting. The only reason why I give it two stars is for the acting. Otherwise this below sea level bugdet film is a stinker."