15King Kong: The Wall Question
King Kong was a typical Peter Jackson movie: meticulously planned, beautifully shot, and about an hour and a half too long. The first half of the movie took place in Kong's remote homeland of Skull Island. There, a fifty foot wall surrounds the island's interior and protects
the natives from the giant gorilla. The only way Kong is able to breach the wall is when the natives lower a massive drawbridge and let him pass.
Seven hours of film runtime later and the mighty ape king suddenly has no problem scaling the 1,400-foot-tall Empire State Building . . . with one hand . . . while being shot at. Sometime during the long and confusing journey from Skull Island to New York City, Kong bravely and inexplicably overcame his ability to scale minor obstacles.