History YMMV / KingKong

21st Oct '17 2:55:12 PM Snicka
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** Kong's [[TheNativesAreRestless Ugga Bugga worshipers]] in all films are insensitive by modern standards, which was made worse in the 2005 version where they are completely dehumanized and feral savages.

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** Kong's [[TheNativesAreRestless Ugga Bugga worshipers]] HollywoodNatives worshipers in all films are insensitive by modern standards, which was made worse in the 2005 version where they are completely dehumanized and feral savages.
3rd Oct '17 11:25:35 AM CosmicFerret
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** On the subject of Kong '76, there was the very ''literal'' failure though the highly publicized full-scale mechanical Kong armature, designed by [[Film/{{Alien}} Carlo Rambaldi]] and said to have cost nearly $1.4 million to build. Leading to makeup legend RickBaker designing and donning the ape suit used for 95% of the movie. The mechanical Kong was only in one scene -his New York unveiling- and boy, can you tell.

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** On the subject of Kong '76, there was the very ''literal'' failure though the highly publicized full-scale mechanical Kong armature, designed by [[Film/{{Alien}} Carlo Rambaldi]] and said to have cost nearly $1.4 million to build. Leading to makeup legend RickBaker Creator/RickBaker designing and donning the ape suit used for 95% of the movie. The mechanical Kong was only in one scene -his New York unveiling- and boy, can you tell.



* UncannyValley: Kong's eyes in the 1976 version are disturbingly human-like, owing to it being RickBaker in an ape suit.

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* UncannyValley: Kong's eyes in the 1976 version are disturbingly human-like, owing to it being RickBaker Creator/RickBaker in an ape suit.
4th Apr '17 3:19:08 PM NWolfman
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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: As a few film scholars have pointed out, beauty did ''not'' kill the beast. Colonialism did. Removing Kong from his natural habitat robbed him of the survival instincts necessary in keeping him alive. As such, the story can be seen as a strong allegory to white settlers ruining native lands by robbing its inhabitants of the very skills which kept them alive as long as they did.

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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: As a few film scholars have pointed out, beauty did ''not'' kill the beast. Colonialism did. Removing Kong from his natural habitat robbed him of the survival instincts necessary in keeping him alive. As such, the story can be seen as a strong allegory to white settlers ruining native lands by lands, robbing its inhabitants of the very skills which kept them alive as long as they did.did and infecting them with their foreign illnesses.
25th Feb '17 9:09:53 PM PrincessGwen
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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: As a few film scholars have pointed out, beauty did ''not'' kill the beast. Colonialism did. Removing Kong from his natural habitat robbed him of the survival instincts necessary in keeping him alive. As such, the story can be seen as a strong allegory to white settlers ruining native lands by robbing it's inhabitants of the very skills which kept them alive as long as they did.

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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: As a few film scholars have pointed out, beauty did ''not'' kill the beast. Colonialism did. Removing Kong from his natural habitat robbed him of the survival instincts necessary in keeping him alive. As such, the story can be seen as a strong allegory to white settlers ruining native lands by robbing it's its inhabitants of the very skills which kept them alive as long as they did.



** The remake's reveal of the Skull Island's name is ridiculusly over the top.

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** The remake's reveal of the Skull Island's name is ridiculusly ridiculously over the top.
14th Feb '17 11:18:54 AM NWolfman
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* AlternativeAesopInterpretation: As a few film scholars have pointed out, beauty did ''not'' kill the beast. Colonialism did. Removing Kong from his natural habitat robbed him of the survival instincts necessary in keeping him alive. As such, the story can be seen as a strong allegory to white settlers ruining native lands by robbing it's inhabitants of the very skills which kept them alive as long as they did.

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* AlternativeAesopInterpretation: AlternateAesopInterpretation: As a few film scholars have pointed out, beauty did ''not'' kill the beast. Colonialism did. Removing Kong from his natural habitat robbed him of the survival instincts necessary in keeping him alive. As such, the story can be seen as a strong allegory to white settlers ruining native lands by robbing it's inhabitants of the very skills which kept them alive as long as they did.
14th Feb '17 11:18:41 AM NWolfman
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* AlternativeAesopInterpretation: As a few film scholars have pointed out, beauty did ''not'' kill the beast. Colonialism did. Removing Kong from his natural habitat robbed him of the survival instincts necessary in keeping him alive. As such, the story can be seen as a strong allegory to white settlers ruining native lands by robbing it's inhabitants of the very skills which kept them alive as long as they did.
5th Dec '16 10:34:04 AM philipnova798
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** On the subject of Kong '76, there the the very ''literal'' failure though the highly publicized full-scale mechanical Kong armature, designed by [[Film/{{Alien}} Carlo Rambaldi]]. Leading to makeup legend RickBaker designing and donning the ape suit used for 95% of the movie. The mechanical Kong was only in one scene -his New York unveiling- and boy, can you tell.

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** On the subject of Kong '76, there the was the very ''literal'' failure though the highly publicized full-scale mechanical Kong armature, designed by [[Film/{{Alien}} Carlo Rambaldi]].Rambaldi]] and said to have cost nearly $1.4 million to build. Leading to makeup legend RickBaker designing and donning the ape suit used for 95% of the movie. The mechanical Kong was only in one scene -his New York unveiling- and boy, can you tell.
28th Oct '16 8:37:49 PM CommanderAce
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** ''[[http://jabootu.net/?p=546 King Kong Lives]]'' has not been viewed kindly. And for good reason.

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** Of the different versions, the 1976 film gets the most flack for having several gratuitous changes and copious bits of 70's cheese peppering the run time.
** Even if the 1976 version is not remembered too fondly,
''[[http://jabootu.net/?p=546 King Kong Lives]]'' has not been viewed kindly. And for good reason.is universally considered to be forgettable.
28th Oct '16 8:34:20 PM CommanderAce
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** The 1976 version gets this, owing to Ann getting undressed in a more explicit manner and Kong's rather bloody death scene.

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** The 1976 version gets this, owing to Ann Dwan getting undressed in a more explicit manner and Kong's rather bloody death scene.
28th Oct '16 8:32:05 PM CommanderAce
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* The King Kong Suit and half-second of stop motion in ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'' are universally seen as poor. Doesn't stop people [[RuleOfCool from enjoying]] [[RuleOfFunny it, though.]]

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* ** The King Kong Suit and half-second of stop motion in ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'' are universally seen as poor. Doesn't stop people [[RuleOfCool from enjoying]] [[RuleOfFunny it, though.]]
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