A Look At ‘The Kraken’ Throughout Film History

Tuesday, October 11 by
You've come a long way, baby. 

Some scientists now speculate that the Kraken may not have been as mythical as we’d always thought. The discovery of ichthyosaurus bones in a deep sea cave heaped in strange patterns, supports the theory that an enormous Triassic-era octopus creature existed and fed upon giant sharks. And probably caveman pirates, too.

What does this all mean? Answer: the beach is closed! Get out of the water! RUN!!

In honor of this discovery, we’ve decided to take a look at the Kraken’s appearances throughout film history. And seriously, we’re canceling our annual Screen Junkies Disney Cruise.

Clash of the Titans (2010)

When the Kraken was released in 2010’s remake of Clash of the Titans, it served as a testament to how far special effects and computer-generated animation had really come. Resembling a Rancor with thrashing tentacles, this made-over Kraken easily stood out as the coolest part of a tepid remake. Apart from Liam Neeson‘s epic beard, of course.

Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep

Though filmed 25 years after the original Clash of the Titans, this TV movie pulled off a less realistic rendering of the beast. Also, showing the death scenes of your main cast in the trailer is probably not the best move when making a horror movie.

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