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The Kraken in the new movie is a reflection of current video game
generation monster morph-types. Big blocky head, lots of teeth, lumpy
over developed body....yawn. It would fit better in the World of
On Mar 6, 2010, at 6:59 AM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
What is the Kraken in the new Clash of the Titans supposed to be?
look at its jaws, teeth and eyes in the poster, and it roars in the
Doesn't look much like a giant squid but maybe a T. rex-squid
It is supposed to look like parts of the monster Ymir from the planet
Venus with tentacles attached.
The original Kraken model used in the 1981 Clash of the Titans movie
bits of Harryhausen's Ymir model with tentacles.
I always wondered why they used the Nordic "kraken" name, and not the
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