The Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken movie is a delightful and enchanting film that takes audiences on an underwater adventure filled with heart, humor, and a unique coming-of-age story.
The underlying message in the film is to embrace your uniqueness and I believe this will resonate with movie watchers everywhere. Read on for our no-spoiler movie review!
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Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Movie Review
About the film: This summer, DreamWorks Animation dives into the turbulent waters of high school with a hilarious, heartfelt action comedy about a shy teenager who discovers that she’s part of a legendary royal lineage of mythical sea krakens and that her destiny, in the depths of the oceans, is bigger than she ever dreamed.
Sweet, awkward 16-year-old Ruby Gillman is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High, but she mostly just feels invisible. She’s math-tutoring her skater-boy crush, who only seems to admire her for her fractals, and she’s prevented from hanging out with the cool kids at the beach because her over-protective supermom has forbade Ruby from ever getting in the water.
But when she breaks her mom’s #1 rule, Ruby will discover that she is a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit the throne from her commanding grandmother, the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas.
The Kraken are sworn to protect the oceans of the world against the vain, power-hungry mermaids who have been battling with the Kraken for eons. There’s one major, and immediate, problem with that: The school’s beautiful, popular new girl, Chelsea just happens to be a mermaid. Ruby will ultimately need to embrace who she is and go big to protect those she loves most.
The film is rated PG.
Set in the idyllic town of Oceanside, the film introduces us to Ruby, a teenage kraken with an insatiable curiosity about the world beyond her home. As she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, Ruby finds herself faced with unexpected challenges, forming unlikely friendships and learning valuable life lessons along the way.
Dreamworks Animation gives us a visually stunning underwater realm as the backdrop of the film. In addition to its impressive visuals, the Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken movie gives us heartfelt storytelling and lovable characters that families will want to see at the theaters this summer! While the film has its moments of predictability, overall it delivers a fun, entertaining movie parents and kids alike will enjoy.
Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken opens in theaters this Friday, June 30th! Watch the movie trailer here.