This post will be a Thanksgiving tradition (18 years now, if you include my old websites).
Lots of businesses give nice, safe, heartfelt messages on Thanksgiving, and that’s all good. But instead of repeating what others have said, here’s something fun I remember about Thanksgiving. And it involves King Kong:
It’s the Holiday season (Thanksgiving, to be exact), and that means the 1930’s version of King Kong is probably on TV numerous times.
When I was a kid, this movie was on every Thanksgiving on NY Channel 9. And being a “monster movie” fan, I watched it every year. Truth be told, I love this movie (the 2005 remake was decent, but too long – the original is a better experience… the 1977 remake never happened. Don’t bring it up again.)
However, even though I love it, King Kong probably has the biggest plot holes of any movie I have ever seen. I mean KONG-SIZED plot holes.
To wit, here are a few questions I have:
· The voyage to Skull Island took over a month. So the voyage back (with Kong) would have taken a month. What did they feed Kong that month? And whose job was it to clean up after him?
· The “big show” in NY was… what, exactly? Kong chained to the wall? That’s it? That was going to be the big show? Talk about underwhelming. Good thing he broke his chains, escaped, and squished a few people – now THAT was a show.
· What did Kong do with the other women who were sacrificed to him? He kept Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) around – but where were the others? I always envisioned he had a harem back at his cave… (for what it’s worth, I’d keep Fay Wray around too – probably my first childhood crush.)
· Kong climbed the Empire State Building. The friggen EMPIRE STATE BUILDING!! But he couldn’t scale that puny 50′ wall the natives built?? Really??
· Which leads us to my biggest issue – the natives built a 50′ wall to keep Kong and the other giant monsters out. Truth be told, that’s probably a smart thing to do when you live on an island full of giant monsters. So why on earth did they equip this wall with a 50′ door??? That makes zero sense.
Look, you build a wall to keep Kong out, but you also put in a KONG SIZED door?? For what possible reason? If the wall needed a door, why not a regular, native-sized door?
Anyway, have a great Thanksgiving!!