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.
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.
Corrected entry: The crew that remained on the boat could not have made it to the village in time to rescue everybody the way they do. They are still on the boat when they hear Anne scream: they would have had to lower the rowboat, head ashore, and then walk up to the village. Yet in the film they appear only a few minutes after Anne had screamed.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the first T-Rex is chasing Anne, it has a dead dinosaur in its mouth. In one shot it drops the dino, but in the next shot the dino is back in its mouth.
Corrected entry: When the Venture is trapped by the rocks, the captain orders, "Dead slow, both engines". The Venture is a coal-fired tramp steamer, and would never be equipped with twin engines and screws. This is brought out when the captain and mate discuss whether the propeller and shaft are damaged or not.
Corrected entry: In the scenes with Kong in the theatre, the bright green exit signs are visible several times, although you can tell that they tried to blur them out slightly.
Corrected entry: When Ann is being lowered on the long construct (as a sacrifice to Kong), we can see that the thing was not made to be walked on- it doesn't have any kind of covering, and in fact is full of gaps. Then, when Ann's rescue party is going across the "bridge," they are simply running across, and seem to be having no problem keeping their footing on this seemingly very precarious surface. And then, when Ann and Jack are running back, escaping from Kong, the bridge has returned to its 'original design,' and they have to pick their way across.
Corrected entry: Just before Kong is about to fight the last dinosaur with Ann standing beneath him, he roars, bearing his gums. Then it cuts to a close-up of Kong, and he is not bearing his gums anymore, with no time to change between shots.
Corrected entry: In the end of the movie when Kong falls and everyone is surrounding him. Mathematically speaking, with his size and weight and the height of his fall, he should have left some kind of crater or indentation in the pavement where he landed, and there should be some casualties who did not manage to get out of the way of his fall. Instead he left a nice clean corpse for everyone to marvel over and take pictures of.
Corrected entry: In the last scene on top of the Empire State Building when Ann touches Kong's arm, her hand goes through Kong's arm and pixelates.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Kong is fighting the two T-Rexes, after they fall through the spider webs, Kong bites off the tongue of one of them and spits it out. In the next shot, when Kong is opening and closing its mouth, the same T-Rex miraculously has a tongue again.
Corrected entry: When Carl Denham tells Jack Driscoll that they are going to Skull Island instead of Singapore, Jack Driscoll types "Skull Island" on his typewriter. But when he does that, it's already on his sheet, the page just moves from right to left and the typewriter bars are only touching the paper.
Corrected entry: Given Kong's massive size and weight, there is no way he could have been moved off Skull Island by the boat's crew members, let alone be transported to NY on the ship. In a similar vein, how in the world could they have gotten Kong into the Broadway theater, and how could the stage have supported his incredible weight?
Corrected entry: The behaviour of the carnivorous dinosaurs in the film is completely false. T-Rexes would never use so much effort to chase after Anne and Kong. They are scavengers. T-Rexes never hunted because they couldn't risk falling down - they would never be able to get up because of their small arms and would subsequently die. Also, they were so territorial, they would have been more apt to kill each other during the chase.
Corrected entry: There are errors in the way Kong uses facial expressions - he should never have laughed similarly to humans. An ape laughs with his lips sticking out like a "huh huh" sound. Anytime the lips are pulled back indicate a sense of fear.
Corrected entry: On the island when Driscoll tells Denham he's going back for the girl, he says something like, "Leave the gate open for us." But the gate is in the 1933 version. It's a drawbridge in the new version.
Corrected entry: Wireless framed glasses were not available during the supposed time era of the film.
Corrected entry: In the end, Anne climbs to the top of the Empire State building on a ladder that breaks where Kong then saves her once more and gets her up the rest of the way to the top. After Kong falls however, Jack some how makes it to the top despite the broken ladder.
Corrected entry: The aircraft attacking Kong are Sopwith Camels. These Aircraft were retired out of service in 1922 and were never used by the USA.
Corrected entry: The show where King Kong was being showed off at occurred at night according to the signs, however when King Kong gets to the top of the Empire State building the sun is coming up. We can tell it's not the sun going down because during the final scene the sun has fully come up. This means he must have been rampaging around the city for about 10 hours, even though the camera was with him the whole time.
Corrected entry: Carl's sub-plot for being wanted by the New York police is completely ignored upon returning to NYC. Giant ape or no giant ape not only should he have been charged for his previous crime, but also for resisting arrest.