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* PrehistoricMonster: The entire ecosystem of Skull Island can be summed as a prehistoric nightmare where everything wants to eat you. Almost every creature encountered are big, ugly and full of sharp teeth with a taste for humans. Special mention goes to the ''[[TyrannosaurusRex V. rex]]'', where designers admit they were tasked to make the "most, evil, diabolical" dinosaur to ever fight Kong.

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* PrehistoricMonster: The entire ecosystem of Skull Island can be summed as a prehistoric nightmare where everything wants to eat you. Almost every creature encountered are is big, ugly and full of sharp teeth with a taste for humans. Special mention goes to the ''[[TyrannosaurusRex V. rex]]'', where designers admit they were tasked to make the "most, evil, diabolical" dinosaur to ever fight Kong.


* MightyWhitey: The same variant as in the original film; the black women sacrificed to Kong were all killed, whilst the white woman Ann Farrow is spared and befriends the beast. However, this version justifies and subverts it; the pursuit of the crew and Ann's attempt to fight Kong off delay Kong trying to kill her, and Ann later tries to entertain/amuse Kong with her vaudeville routines, whereas the natives probably either just screamed or went passively to their deaths.

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* MightyWhitey: The same variant as in the original film; the black women sacrificed to Kong were all killed, whilst the white woman Ann Farrow Darrow is spared and befriends the beast. However, this version justifies and subverts it; the pursuit of the crew and Ann's attempt to fight Kong off delay Kong trying to kill her, and Ann later tries to entertain/amuse Kong with her vaudeville routines, whereas the natives probably either just screamed or went passively to their deaths.


** Ann Darrow's one unlucky break away from going the burlesque chorus-girl route (a stripper, in other words). After she gets back to New York, she ''takes'' that job rather than accept any of the money Denham is planning to make off of Kong.

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** Ann Darrow's Darrow is one unlucky break away from going the burlesque chorus-girl route (a stripper, in other words). After she gets back to New York, she ''takes'' that job rather than accept any of the money Denham is planning to make off of Kong.

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** Explained in the documentary: the creatures on Skull Island are different from known dinosaurs because they have had 65 million years in which to evolve into their current forms. Evolution marches on.


** At one point in the extended cut, the film crew is attacked by a swarm of giant aquatic centipedes while rafting down a river, but the centipedes all quickly retreat when they sense the approach of a ''[[SeaMonster Piranhadon]]''.

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** At one point in the extended cut, the film crew is attacked by a swarm of giant aquatic centipedes while rafting down across a river, lake, but the centipedes all quickly retreat when they sense the approach of a ''[[SeaMonster Piranhadon]]''.


** The novelization of the original film, the original not the rewrite, never gives Lumpy an exact age but is described as an old man. He is younger in this film, played by a 41-year-old Ander Serkis.

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** The novelization of the original film, the original not the rewrite, never gives Lumpy an exact age but is described as an old man. He is younger in this film, played by a 41-year-old Ander Andy Serkis.


* RealityEnsues: The movie operates on RuleOfCool when it comes to the animals, but Kong is still hit with this when attacked by the airplanes. He is on the top of skyscrapper and can't hit any of the airplanes until they have already gotten close enough to have riddled with him with machine gun fire. While he does manage to destroy three of them, [[DeathOfAThousandCuts the injuries caused by the machine gun fire takes its toll]] and he can't hold onto the build, and falls to his death.

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* RealityEnsues: The movie operates on RuleOfCool when it comes to the animals, but Kong is still hit with this when attacked by the airplanes. He is on the top of skyscrapper and can't hit any of the airplanes until they have already gotten close enough to have riddled with him with machine gun fire. While he does manage to destroy three of them, [[DeathOfAThousandCuts the injuries caused by the machine gun fire takes its toll]] and he can't hold onto the build, building, and falls to his death.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: The CGI aircraft have a little "strobe" effect added to the propellers simply because this artifact of film and frame rate is something that the audience expects to see.


** After the crew enters the village to save Ann, the natives are never seen or mentioned again. Likely they either hid away until the crew left or were all massacred. Though telling by America's history, it was likely the latter.

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** After the crew enters the village to save Ann, the natives are never seen or mentioned again. Likely they either hid away until the crew left or were all massacred. Though telling by America's history, it was likely the latter. Though, considering that background material stating that Skull Island eventually sank into the sea, they're doomed anyway.

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* BewareTheSkullBase: Like the original film, Skull Island serves as this. It also expands on the concept as numerous rock outcroppings surrounding Skull Island are carved to resemble snarling ape-faces and the immense walls feature skull-shaped architecture.

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* GiantEqualsInvincible: From the video game, the adult ''Vastatosaurus rex''. Jack's weapons can slow them down, but can't kill them. [[TakesOneToKillOne They can only be killed by Kong]].


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* HopelessBossFight: The final level of the video game turns into this once Kong reaches the top of the Empire State Building and has to face the biplanes. There is no end to them and their machine guns can hit Kong before they got close enough for the player to him them. The only way to survive is to play the alternate ending, where the fight ends once Kong destroys enough planes before the player takes control of Jack as he comes to the rescue.


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* RealityEnsues: The movie operates on RuleOfCool when it comes to the animals, but Kong is still hit with this when attacked by the airplanes. He is on the top of skyscrapper and can't hit any of the airplanes until they have already gotten close enough to have riddled with him with machine gun fire. While he does manage to destroy three of them, [[DeathOfAThousandCuts the injuries caused by the machine gun fire takes its toll]] and he can't hold onto the build, and falls to his death.


** Ann should have been frozen to death by the end of that final sequence, wearing nothing but a flimsy dress, especially if it was cold enough for Central Park's lake to be frozen solid.

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** Ann should have been frozen to death by the end of that final sequence, wearing nothing but a flimsy dress, especially if it was cold enough for Central Park's lake to be frozen solid. solid, and definitely after falling through said lake when an artillery shell hits it.


* AgonyOfTheFeet: Amazingly averted. Anne spends her entire time on Skull Island barefoot, and much of that involves either being dragged or running for her life across rough terrain, and doesn't get so much as a blister.

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* AgonyOfTheFeet: Amazingly averted. Anne spends her entire time on Skull Island barefoot, and with much of that involves involving either being dragged or running for her life across rough terrain, and doesn't get so much as a blister.


* AgonyOfTheFeet: Amazingly averted. Anne spends her entire time on Skull Island barefoot, and much of that is either being dragged or running under her own power across rough terrain, and doesn't get so much as a blister.

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* AgonyOfTheFeet: Amazingly averted. Anne spends her entire time on Skull Island barefoot, and much of that is involves either being dragged or running under for her own power life across rough terrain, and doesn't get so much as a blister.


* AgonyOfTheFeet: Amazingly averted. Anne spends her entire time on Skull Island barefoot, and much of that is either being dragged or running under her own power across rough terrain, and doesn't get so much as a blister.



** Played with. Anne is extremely filthy, has torn clothes, and a scratch/scrape here and there, but considering the abuse she takes in the jungle, it's still pretty light.

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** Played with. Anne is extremely filthy, barefoot, has torn clothes, and a scratch/scrape here and there, but considering the abuse she takes in the jungle, it's still pretty light.

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