12/13/2005: Groaner o'the Day:
Every time you turn around, King Kong is another height. In the 1933 version, he started out about 18 feet tall, then grew seven feet for the New York scenes. In the 1976 re-make, he was between 40 and 50 feet tall. The Japanese Kong movies elevated him to between 150 and 200 feet (I think), since he had to be big enough to go toe-to-toe with Godzilla. Finally, there was a cartoon that claimed he was "ten times as big as a man." I guess that means about 50 feet tall. According to published reports, Peter Jackson has placed him in the 25 to 30 foot range.
It all goes to show, there's no such thing as Kongtinuity.
--James Berardinelli [entry of December 12, 2005, "How Big Is He?"]
Len on 12.13.05 @ 06:57 AM CST