“Kong: Skull Island” does NOT feature the greatest King Kong of all time – but probably the sequel
The director of “Kong: Skull Island” once stated that the film will see the largest incarnation of the giant monkey to date. But that’s not entirely true. With these feathers you will probably fmovies after “Godzilla Vs. Kong ”.
Since his debut in “King Kong and the White Woman” in 1933, the monstrous monkey has made many other films unsafe over the years, in which he has always inspired his screen partners with respect through his sheer size. After all, that’s THE specialty of the capricious primate.
King Kong’s most recent theatrical appearance to date, “Kong: Skull Island”, from 2017 (which will run on July 26, 2020 at 8:15 pm on tv) seems to overshadow the previous appearances in this regard. In order to stage the monkey as a godlike creature on his island, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts made him a 32-meter-tall beast that sweeps helicopters from the sky like little flies.
In order to stage the monkey as a godlike creature on his island, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts made him a 32-meter-tall beast
At the time of its theatrical release, the filmmaker even promised that he would present us in the blockbuster the largest version of the creature that has ever been seen on the screen. Strictly speaking, this is not correct …
The largest King Kong comes from Japan
It is possible that Vogt-Roberts referred his statement back then exclusively to the US productions around the giant ape. Then his words would be correct, as Peter Jackson’s King Kong with a size between seven and eight meters or the original King Kong from 1933, whose size fluctuates somewhere between seven and 15 meters, cannot nearly keep up with the new King Kong.
However, if you include King Kong’s appearances in Japanese cinema, the “Skull Island” Kong only takes second place in the size ranking. It is surpassed by the monkey from the 1962 crossover “The Return of King Kong” aka “King Kong Vs. Godzilla ”(which incidentally also ran in US cinemas). So that he has a chance against his huge Japanese monster opponent, he was stretched to a proud size of 45 meters.
The “Skull Island” Kong only takes second place in the size ranking. It is surpassed by the monkey from the 1962 crossover “The Return of King Kong” aka “King Kong Vs. Godzilla “
However, the likelihood is high that the King Kong size record will actually be brought to the USA in 2021 …
“Godzilla Vs. Kong” vs. “King Kong Vs. Godzilla”
The iconic monkey will soon meet Godzilla in US cinemas too – the one we already met in “Godzilla” from 2014 and the sequel “Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters”. Here you are faced with a similar problem as the Japanese colleagues once did, since even the King Kong from “Kong: Skull Island” would look pretty old with its 30 meters compared to the over 100 meters tall Godzilla.
However, the makers behind the films have already stated that the monster in “Kong”, set in the 1970s, is still a teenager. When the giant monkey in Godzilla Vs. Kong “soon meets Godzilla in the present, he will have grown a lot. And in order to be able to really deliver a match to his opponent, this growth surge should then easily exceed the 45 Kong meters of the Japanese crossover.
When the giant monkey in Godzilla Vs. Kong “soon meets Godzilla in the present, he will have grown a lot.
But we will know more precisely when “Godzilla Vs. Kong ”starts in theaters on May 20, 2021.
“Godzilla Vs. Kong ”in theaters on May 20, 2021