The giant squid can weigh anywhere from 300 to 600 pounds.
After witnessing his parents get killed by a monster from the deep a boy grows up to seek revenge on the beast. Now an adult Ray (Charlie O’Connell) hires on as a ship mechanic and skipper on an expedition led by an archeologist, Nicole (Victoria Pratt), who is searching for a treasure said to be on a legendary sunken ship. The same ship that the legend says is guarded by the giant creature.
While searching for the ship and treasure the team must also deal with a crime lord (Jack Scalia) who also wants the treasure and will kill to get his hands on it thus proving that some monsters only have two legs.
“Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep” AKA "Deadly Water" was released in 2006 and was directed by Tibor Takacs and John Blush.
Outside of sharks, the problem with monster movies on boats is that most of the time the monster is under water and hard to see. Most of the time all you see is a few tentacles and a blood slick. This low budget SYFY channel movie doesn’t have the best CGI. That’s never been a problem for me. I understand there’s only so much you can do on a low budget film but I do need to have a good amount of monster in my monster movies.
On this one the pacing is rather slow. There are not a lot of attacks and it takes a long time to get to them. Then when you do there isn’t always enough monster. Most of the action was near the end of the movie so it took a long time to get to the good stuff. When the good stuff happened it was real good and the ending was decent too. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to save the whole movie. It was OK but not great.