History Headscratchers / KingKong

4th Jun '16 10:05:31 AM nombretomado
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* Doesn't the official PS2 game of the 2005 version have a page?

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* Doesn't the official PS2 [=PS2=] game of the 2005 version have a page?
16th Apr '16 1:33:33 PM Sharlee
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* Why is it that the explorers of Skull Island always risk life and limb to bring Kong himself back, but never stop to pick up any ''other'' unique specimens that'd be even '''more''' of a breakthrough, like dinosaur heads or dead BigCreepyCrawlies? Sure, Kong is awe-inspiring, but the discovery of an unknown giant ape isn't as scientifically revolutionary as still-extant dinosaurs, winged rodents, or bugs vastly larger than any known arthropod.

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* Why is it that the explorers of Skull Island always risk life and limb to bring Kong himself back, but never stop to pick up any ''other'' unique specimens that'd be even '''more''' of a breakthrough, like dinosaur heads or dead BigCreepyCrawlies? Sure, Kong Kong's size is awe-inspiring, but the discovery of an unknown giant ape species isn't anywhere ''near'' as scientifically revolutionary as still-extant non-avian dinosaurs, winged rodents, or bugs vastly larger than any known arthropod.
16th Apr '16 1:31:55 PM Sharlee
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* In Jackson's insect-pit scene, the BigCreepyCrawlies don't attack until after the flare goes out. Presumably its bright light had been keeping them cowering in their burrows until then ... except the ''Carnictis'' worms that eat the cook don't even have eyes. So why did they hesitate?

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* In Jackson's insect-pit scene, the BigCreepyCrawlies don't attack until after the flare goes out. Presumably its bright light had been keeping them cowering in their burrows until then ... except the ''Carnictis'' worms that eat the cook don't even have eyes. So why did they hesitate?hesitate?
* Why is it that the explorers of Skull Island always risk life and limb to bring Kong himself back, but never stop to pick up any ''other'' unique specimens that'd be even '''more''' of a breakthrough, like dinosaur heads or dead BigCreepyCrawlies? Sure, Kong is awe-inspiring, but the discovery of an unknown giant ape isn't as scientifically revolutionary as still-extant dinosaurs, winged rodents, or bugs vastly larger than any known arthropod.
27th Feb '16 12:18:08 PM Sharlee
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** The natives may have only started offering the sacrifices specifically to Kong, to keep him from crossing the wall out of loneliness and entering the village. His ancestors had their fellow-apes to keep them company, so didn't need human playthings to amuse them. So the ritual may only date back a few decades, depending on how old Kong was in the film and whether any other apes were still alive when he was a youngster.

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** The natives may have only started offering the sacrifices specifically to Kong, to keep him from crossing the wall out of loneliness and entering the village. His ancestors had their fellow-apes to keep them company, so didn't need human playthings to amuse them. So the ritual may only date back a few decades, depending on how old Kong was in the film and whether any other apes were still alive when he was a youngster. Even if he ''does'' knock down a few trees every time, there's still thousands of them left standing.
27th Feb '16 12:16:11 PM Sharlee
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*** Although that begs the question of why, if the natives' ancestors had the means of reaching Asia, they didn't just ''move there'' instead of sticking around on a crumbling island full of monsters. Or why a civilization would develop in such an unsuitable place, to begin with.

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*** **** Although that begs the question of why, if the natives' ancestors had the means of reaching Asia, they didn't just ''move there'' instead of sticking around on a crumbling island full of monsters. Or why a civilization would develop in such an unsuitable place, to begin with.
27th Feb '16 12:15:25 PM Sharlee
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**** Although that begs the question of why, if the natives' ancestors had the means of reaching Asia, they didn't just ''move there'' instead of sticking around on a crumbling island full of monsters. Or why a civilization would develop in such an unsuitable place, to begin with.



* If there are sacrifices to Kong on a regular basis (lets say once a year, to be generous), why does he have a fresh batch of giantic trees to knock over each time? Green natives replant them after each sacrifice?

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* If there are sacrifices to Kong on a regular basis (lets say once a year, to be generous), why does he have a fresh batch of giantic gigantic trees to knock over each time? Green natives replant them after each sacrifice?


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** The natives may have only started offering the sacrifices specifically to Kong, to keep him from crossing the wall out of loneliness and entering the village. His ancestors had their fellow-apes to keep them company, so didn't need human playthings to amuse them. So the ritual may only date back a few decades, depending on how old Kong was in the film and whether any other apes were still alive when he was a youngster.
14th Nov '15 4:30:37 PM nombretomado
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*** RobotChicken lampshaded much of this.

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*** RobotChicken ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' lampshaded much of this.
8th Nov '15 6:44:33 PM Emperor_Oshron
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**** More specifically, it's implied that ''Megaprimatus'' is a type of gigantopithecine, and probably a historically recent arrival on Skull Island.


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*** Keep in mind that our knowledge of gorilla physiology and behavior has grown significantly since 1933. When the original movie was made, people thought gorillas were vicious killers who ate meat and raped women, so Kong was more of a villain; in the 2005 version, he is more objectively an antivillain or antihero, is herbivorous, and is more directly protective of Ann.
13th Sep '15 1:20:54 PM Sharlee
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** The 2005 version explicitly shows Kong nibbling on a bamboo. However, in the 1933 and 1976 versions, his belly is not as large, so in those versions he might be an omnivore like a chimpanzee (which would make the human sacrifices to him much more justified).

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** The 2005 version explicitly shows Kong nibbling on a bamboo. However, in the 1933 and 1976 versions, his belly is not as large, so in those versions he might be an omnivore like a chimpanzee (which would make the human sacrifices to him much more justified).justified).
* In Jackson's insect-pit scene, the BigCreepyCrawlies don't attack until after the flare goes out. Presumably its bright light had been keeping them cowering in their burrows until then ... except the ''Carnictis'' worms that eat the cook don't even have eyes. So why did they hesitate?
4th Nov '14 3:08:37 PM Snicka
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** Lots of trees, porbably. [[ShownTheirWork The animators gave him a herbivore's large belly]], so it's likely he's still vegetarian like real gorillas.

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** Lots of trees, porbably. probably. [[ShownTheirWork The animators gave him a herbivore's large belly]], so it's likely he's still vegetarian like real gorillas.gorillas.
** The 2005 version explicitly shows Kong nibbling on a bamboo. However, in the 1933 and 1976 versions, his belly is not as large, so in those versions he might be an omnivore like a chimpanzee (which would make the human sacrifices to him much more justified).
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