So he's 4 times as big as the 2005 and the original 1933 versions and twice as big as the one in the 70s.
The movie is coming out on March 10th. There's a Godzilla vs. Kong film coming out in 2020 so I knew they'd do something to make it even, but he's still a lot smaller than Godzilla who was 350 feet in the 2014 version.
This isn't the largest version of Kong on the big screen, though. I'd say the one in Toho's 1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla was at least 140 feet tall. For comparison, Godzilla was 160 feet back then. I guess it makes sense that they had to make him bigger so he could fight Godzilla. It was also the first time either of them appeared in color
Kong also did have powers in this movie. He could get stronger by absorbing electricity and also give out electricity from his body. In their first confrontation, Kong gets scared and runs away when he realizes he can't keep up with Godzilla's atomic breath. Even in their final battle, Kong was getting his ass kicked and was almost killed until there was a thunderstorm. He absorbs the lightning and gains the upper hand. He also electrocuted Godzilla a bunch of times.
Kong ended up winning because of this, but Godzilla was nerfed quite a bit and hardly had any screen time. I guess it's because the Japanese audiences weren't familiar with King Kong, so they made the movie about him. They also spent quite some time introducing him.
I'm excited about the 2020 movie mainly because of the cast. It has Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Samuel L Jackson... I doubt if it'll be as good as the 2005 version though. Peter Jackson is a genius.
- Too bigVote A
- Bigger Kong? Fuck yeah!Vote B
- Not a fan of King KongVote C
- Even with that size, how is he going to take on Godzilla?Vote D
- Wait... Kong can give out electricity?Vote E