Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is a refreshing take on the mythological creature genre, as it presents a unique perspective on the Kraken that goes beyond its usual portrayal as a monstrous destroyer of ships. Instead, the film explores the idea of Krakens as guardians, adding depth and complexity to the creature’s character. By presenting mermaids as the real monsters, the movie challenges traditional notions of beauty and danger in popular culture. With Universal Studios’ reputation for transforming traditionally feared creatures into beloved characters, audiences can expect a heartwarming and entertaining story. In addition to the talented director, Kirk DeMicco, the co-director Faryn Pearl’s involvement in the project adds to the anticipation, as her background in the art department of She-ra Princesses of Power hints at a stunning visual spectacle.
Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Trailer
For centuries, people have thought that Krakens are evil monsters that destroy ships. Ruby Gilman, a teenage Kraken(Lana Condor), learned from her grandmother(Jane Fonda) how humans see them as monsters. She is actually the princess of her kingdom, and her parents want nothing but greatness for her. However, her parents forbid her from going to the beach because humans in the past have killed Krakens like her.
One of the powers of Krakens in this movie’s lore is that they can shape-shift. So, she takes advantage of this skill and pretends to be a human girl. She wants to live among humans, but she knows the danger if they find out who she is.
Meanwhile, Chelsea(Annie Murphy), a red-haired beautiful mermaid, is adored by humans and has many fans. (I know what they are doing. They designed her to look like Ariel.) She notices Ruby and tries to threaten her that she will reveal her secret to the humans.
In the world of this movie, mermaids are beloved by humans. Little did humans know, it is actually the mermaids who are evil, not the Krakens. The mermaids have a nefarious plan, and only Ruby Gillman can stop them.