Carl Denham is determined to make his movie. When he finds out about Skull Island, he’s more than willing to take the risk to get his film finished. But he may get more than he bargained for. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “King Kong” (2005).
∙ At the beginning of the movie, when the actor in the Vaudeville troupe tells Ann that he’s going back to Chicago, Ann hugs him. In the close-up, Ann embraces him and her right arm is around the back of his neck. It cuts to a wider view of the two, when he pulls her away, and her right arm is by her side.
∙ On the ship, after Ann is shown rehearsing in the mirror, it cuts to a scene with Carl and Preston, who’s wearing a headset. In the front view of Preston, he has his left hand touching the left earpiece. He picks up a piece of paper with his right hand. As he leans forward, he’s still touching his left hand to the earpiece. When the scene cuts to a back view of him, the paper is now in his left hand and he switches it to his right. Preston’s left hand is also nowhere near the headset. When it cuts back to another front view, his left hand is back in its original position, at the headset.
∙ Jack Driscoll is showing Ann the script while they’re on the ship. After he says “It’s not about words”, there is a close-up of Ann and Jack isn’t touching her face. It then cuts to a wider view and Jack’s right hand is suddenly on the side of her face.
∙ When Carl is confronted by Hayes, Lumpy and Jimmy about the ship’s true destination, Lumpy is whittling in the doorway. When Carl says “Monsters belong in B movies”, in the close-up, Lumpy’s arms are elevated while he whittles. It cuts to a wide view when Hayes starts to speak and Lumpy’s hands are by his side.
∙ When Ann is first doing flips and falling down to make Kong laugh, her face is clean. Then, half way through the scene, a smudge of dirt appears on her forehead. It disappears again a few seconds later.
∙ Bruce is trying to convince the other crew members to return to the ship. Throughout the scene, he’s holding coils of rope over his left shoulder. Suddenly, at the end of the scene, the rope is gone and Jack is holding them.
∙ Ann gets soaked during the run in with the T-Rex. She’s still drenched when Kong fights the T-Rex and even when she’s running after him after the battle. But, when Kong picks her up and puts her on his right shoulder, her hair and clothes are dry!
∙ CAUTION: May Contain Spoilers! Near the end, after Ann has climbed to the very top of the Empire State Building with Kong, a side view shows her holding onto one of the fingers on his left hand. But, in the very next back views, she’s standing directly in front of him, not touching his hand.
“King Kong “ (2005) stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis and Jamie Bell. It runs 187 minutes and is rated PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images.
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