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When I saw the Kraken's face on the preview, I was thinking "The Rancor"
creature from Star Wars.
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>>> David Krentz <firstname.lastname@example.org> 3/7/2010 3:09 PM >>>
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:
> MKIRKALDY@aol.com 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
>> 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
> 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
> Greek Typhon.
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