Corrected entry: The New York scenes take place in winter, on a day cold enough for the lake in Central Park to freeze hard enough to hold Kong's weight. Despite this, Anne Darrow shows no hint of cold or discomfort, despite wearing a sleeveless gown. Kong takes her to the top of the Empire State Building, where it's even colder. Still no discomfort. In fact, she's able to climb a metal ladder, which should have frozen her poor little fingers off. By the time Driscoll reached her, Darrow should have been a block of ice. The effects of adrenaline would never have lasted to keep Anne warm for that long.K.C. Sierra
Corrected entry: in the beginning of the film its said about the island that it has never been discovered because its always hidden in the fog. Later in the movie Kong enjoys the beautiful sunset on top of the mountain.
Corrected entry: For most of the first half of the movie, Kong is shown carrying Ann while he's running at incredible speeds. While he's doing this, he shows no regard for poor Ms. Darrow. She's being shaked about, bounced off the ground, and having her face smacked into the dirt. Being caught in a vice-like grip to start with, she should be either dead or have severe breaks, fractures, and internal injuries. Factor in all the G-forces and whamming, she should have a broken neck, crushed ribcage, a miriad of organ punctures, and broken arms. However, later, we see her looking just fine. Fine enough to do a little song and dance, Vaudeville style. Right.
Corrected entry: After Kong dies and falls off, watch carefully as the papparazzi start to come. One of the first photographers has a new digital camera. They didn't have those back then.
Corrected entry: When Ann is running away from the T-Rex she slides down a muddy hill on her back. As soon as she lands she gets up and we see her back, which is clean.
Corrected entry: After Kong breaks loose from the chains, in some shots the chain tower on the left side disappears: there is nothing next to the platform stairs.
Corrected entry: When Ann is climbing up the ladder at the top of the Empire State, she has discarded her high-heeled shoes (although we don't see them there is a brief flash of foot past her skirt from above and she climbs far too fast to have them on). Yet when the ladder breaks, Kong catches her and deposits her safely inside the building and the shoes have reappeared on her feet.
Corrected entry: When Hayes is thrown and killed by Kong, he falls off the cliff and begins to tumble. Notice as he falls that even as he tumbles upside down his hat manages to stay on. Later, when we see his body and the hat is off.
Corrected entry: When Carl is waiting behind the wall to trap King Kong, the sailor holding the machete (before Preston takes it) is the same guy who got kicked off a cliff during the Brontosaurus chase. I'd figure a 1000+ foot drop would've surely killed the man, and even if it somehow didn't I don't see how he found his way back up to meet with the rest of the crew.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Carl, Jack some of the other people are fighting off the insects, just before the young man pulls the bullet magazine out of the bag; you can see what looks like a skeleton to his right. Between the ribs on the left part of the skeleton, a wheel and other mechanical-looking objects can be seen.
Corrected entry: When we first come into the galley, several crossed-out lines of writing can be seen on the chalkboard mounted on the wall. When the crew enters to confront Denham about their true destination, the chalkboard is mostly blank, with only a couple of faint smudges.
Corrected entry: Denham is obviously shooting a sound film - he has a sound recordist with him along with the bulky and awkward recording equipment typical for the era, and they discuss the problems of recording dialogue on board. Yet, not once do we see him filming with sound, even when he is filming a dialogue scene between Anne and Bruce Baxter on deck. We never see a microphone, a boom pole or a tape recorder. His camera isn't even 'blimped' - soundproofed - and it's handcranked, which makes a racket. They can't be planning on adding the sound later - why have the sound recordist and his bulky and heavy equipment there with them if they are?
Corrected entry: While everyone is on Skull Island, Hayes tells Jimmy he was in the Army, and had a Drill Sergeant. However, the first U.S. Army Drill Sergeant course wasn't offered until 1964. Prior to this, Drill Sergeants were known as Military Training Instructors.
Corrected entry: When the Venture is approaching the wall of Skull Island, there is a shot of the Venture gradually moving towards it, and as it does the wall becomes more visible through the fog. However, the camera angle is locked in one place; the wall should've remained obscured by fog the entire time. (00:48:10)
Corrected entry: In the scene where Ann encounters the first T-Rex, it has a dinosaur in its mouth which it is about to eat. The T-Rex would have no interest in Ann and would have no reason to chase her because it already has a bigger meal.
Corrected entry: During the brontosaurus stampede, Carl Denham has his hat on for the whole scene. You would think if he were running fast enough to survive the stampede he would at least be running fast enough to have his hat fall off. Also the ground would have been disturbed by the brontosaurs enough to, if not make the crew fall over, at least take of Carls hat. But it stays on and he only loses it after the stampede as he flees from the raptors.
Corrected entry: In the original "map" of the island, fog is noted on the map surrounding the island as if it's a permanent fixture (and is the key element in keeping the island hidden.) Yet when Ann and Kong are sitting peacefully in his lair at the top of the mountain and they gaze out at the ocean, there is no fog or any form of inclement weather. In fact, the island, and certainly this peak, would be visible from a long way distant at sea.
Corrected entry: As the Venture approached Skull Island, it is surrounded by fog, but when it reaches the Wall it is suddenly tossed by huge waves. Fog cannot persist in the presence of heavy wave action, since the motion of the waves will disperse it. You can have heavy wave action, or fog, but not both.