Kong Skull Island
What: King Kong fights monsters on Skull Island.
Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly
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King Kong size inconsistencies over time and even within films. Godzilla comparisons.
Gorillas! When herbivores have sharp fangs. The economics of displays of aggression instead of fighting.
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Pygmification of island species irl. Limitations on resources. Keystone species in ecosystems.
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And how this relates to King Kong..? Was the flail a ‘real’ weapon?
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