“Oh no, it wasn’t the airplanes. It was beauty that killed the beast.” ~ Quote from King Kong the 8th Wonder of the World.
Friday night has become Godzilla movie night at our house. This weekend we had a social engagement Friday night (shocking, I know). We postponed Godzilla to Saturday. Godzilla vs. King Kong was the next movie in our Godzilla anthology. However, it felt wrong not to know King Kong’s back story. The British Hubby and I had seen modern day Kong movies, but not the original 1933 black and white movie, King Kong the 8th Wonder of the World. Kong is one impressive animal. In the same day he single handedly defeated two dinosaurs, a giant snake and a pterodactyl. No wonder the villagers have a giant wall on Skull Island. Naturally as a child from the 80’s, Skull Island made me think of Castle Greyskull from He-man. About a third of the way through the movie, I started rooting for King Kong. It’s been 85 years since the original movie was made, humans still shoot first and ask questions later. Greed is still a very strong motivator. The ending is rather sad with airplanes shooting King Kong. What did they expect when they took the beast out of the jungle? I wonder how he makes another movie appearance to battle Godzilla? I guess I’ll find out next week. While the movie didn’t have subtitles, it was action packed. It was a good chance to make some progress on my Summer Linen Wrap. The rows are starting to go faster. After the movie, we caught Burt doing his own Kong impression perched on the tower. This is the first time we’ve seen him do that.