A sequel to the 1976 remake of ''[[Film/KingKong1976 King Kong]]'', released in 1986. As with its predecessor, it was directed by John Guillermin and produced by Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis.

Despite being riddled with bullets and falling over 1,000 feet from the World Trade Center, Kong survived his New York City rampage, but ten years later resides in a coma at a Georgia university. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Franklin (Creator/LindaHamilton), he is restored with an artificial heart and a blood transfusion from a ''female'' Kong, recently discovered by adventurer Hank Mitchell (Brian Kerwin) in the wilds of Borneo.

Kong and the female Kong are immediately drawn to each other when the former wakes up, and break away from their keepers to the wild. The U.S. Army, led by Lt. Col. R.T. Nevitt (John Ashton), is then sent to capture them. Dr. Franklin and Mitchell are on the side of the apes and strive to find a safe place for them to live, but as more and more humans pursue them, how long can the apes hold out -- especially when one of them has an artificial heart?

There was also two Japan-only {{licensed game}}s based on it, both released by Creator/{{Konami}}.

!!This film has the examples of:

* AnimalReactionShot: As Kong breaks the spine of an alligator, the camera cuts to a frog who croaks, apparently in terror.
* AntiVillain: Even more than usual for a King Kong movie, Kong is portrayed as this. Dr. Franklin and Mitchell are, and the audience is supposed to be, pulling for his and Lady Kong's survival and happiness all along no matter how much damage they do as a result, and virtually all of the other human characters are portrayed as greedy at best and sadistic at worst. The {{Tagline}}, in fact, was "America's biggest hero is back...and he is not happy."
* BeastAndBeauty: Averted. There is no love story between Kong and Amy, and throughout the film, she is never held or manhandled by Kong.
* BittersweetEnding: On the one hand, [[spoiler:Kong meets his final demise as he protects Lady Kong, who's gone into labor]]. On the other, [[spoiler:he gets to see his child before he expires, and mother and baby live out their days in peace at a wildlife preserve]].
* BloodIsSquickerInWater: Kong is thought to be dead when he disappears under the river, and some of his blood spurts to the surface.
* BullyingADragon: After a group of hunters manages to trap Kong, they immmediately begin to mock and taunt him with torches. This ends about as well as can be expected when Kong breaks free.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Gotta give it to Nevitt: even when he's reduced to only his Colt .45 sidearm and it's pretty obvious Kong is gonna smear him all over the ground with his fist (which he does), he doesn't stops shooting and calling him every insult he can think of.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Tanks and cars catch on fire by getting flipped over and thrown around.
* EyeAwaken: Used when Kong awakens from his coma.
* FireBreathingWeapon: Some of Nevitt's men are armed with flamethrowers.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Kong grabs one of the good ol' boy hunters and rips him in half.
* HeroicRROD: Kong's artificial heart becomes increasingly unstable as the movie goes on, and it finally gets fatally overstrained (as well as Kong gets hit with hundreds of bullets) on the final battle, killing Kong.
* ImAHumanitarian: ...and ''eats'' another one of the ol' boy hunters.
* ManOnFire: One soldier is shown running around on fire during Kong's last fight against Nevitt's men.
* MultipleGunshotDeath: Even if it takes him a while to finally bleed out (and destroys everything that gets in the way), Kong finally dies when the Army unloads everything it has on him.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Kong captures a bunch of alligators for dinner while he wades through a swamp. One of them menacingly hisses at Kong, [[NoSell but the ape simply breaks its spine]].
* NumberedSequel: The film was released as ''King Kong 2'' in some countries.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Kong's eyes on the poster above. [[CoversAlwaysLie In the film itself]], they are brown.
* SelfDestructiveCharge: Kong kills all of the army men that were gonna kill his mate and child on the final battle, but unfortunately he had to wade through a massive torrent of gunfire to get to them, and they kept shooting to the last.
* SequelEscalation: Now there are two giant apes to deal with.
* SoundtrackDissonance: The music cue when Kong eats one of the hunters is...oddly heroic-sounding.
* StockFootage: The film opens with highlights of the climax and denouement of the 1976 ''King Kong'', followed by a TimeSkip to 1986 and the university Kong now "resides" in. With that, the opening credits roll.
* YawnAndReach: Done by Kong to Lady Kong!