Sunday, March 05, 2017

King Kong Week: The King Kong Movie Matrix



King Kong
(1933)
King Kong (1976)
King Kong
(2005)
King Kong
vs. Godzilla
(1962)
King Kong
Escapes
(1967)
King Kong Lives (1986)
Queen Kong (1976)
King Kong (or another giant ape) climbs a large edifice and international monument.
The Empire State Building
The World Trade Center
The Empire State Building
Yes. Capital Building.
Tokyo Tower
No
Big Ben
King Kong (or another giant ape) falls in love with a human being.
Ann Darrow
Dwan
Ann Darrow
Fumiko
Susan Watson
Hank Mitchell
Ray Fay
King Kong fights a giant monster
T-Rex, Pterodactyl.
Giant snake
T-Rex, Pterodactyl, more.
Octopus
Gorosaurus
No
T-Rex and Pterodactyl.
King Kong (or other giant ape) subdued and returned to human civilization
By ship, to New York.
By oil tanker, to New York.
By ship, to New York.
Boat, to Tokyo.
By airlift, to the Arctic.
Yes
Yes, by boat, to London.
King Kong (or other giant ape) lives in peace, on distant, wild, and unexplored terrain.
Skull Island
Yes: Kong Island
Skull Island
Faro Island
Mondo Island
Borneo
 “Darkest”
King Kong shakes humans around on a log over a chasm.
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
King Kong lives behind a huge wall.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
King Kong (or other giant ape)  holds in his hand a human
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
King Kong (or other giant ape) is defeated by human technology
Yes. Biplanes.
Yes. Helicopters
Yes. Biplanes
No.
No
Yes. Tanks (and an artificial heart)
No
King Kong is viewed as a financial boon.
Yes (by Denham)
Yes (By Fred Wilson)
Yes (by Denham)
Yes (by Pacific Pharma).
Yes (By Doctor Who).
No
Yes (By Luce Habit)

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