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Have you ever traveled overseas with a dog or a cat? Or even tried going through Customs with a lousy tangerine in your carryon bag? I mean, talk about your ﬂagrant violation of the Trafﬁcking in Endangered Species Act. . ROLF: They get him into New York—I don’t know how, they bribe someone somewhere —and the next thing we see is this Broadway marquee: KING KONG, The 8th Wonder of the World! 44 King Kong 2005 GUNTER: Just down the street from Cats. You can spot the theatre right away. It’s the one with all the animal rights protestors out in front, throwing fake blood on the people in the ticket queue.
So, depending on which side of the building Kong fell off of, Denham and the cop are either going to be looking down into a crater of collapsed sewer lines, ruptured water mains, squashed pedestrians and imploded subway tunnels, or they’re going to be standing knee-deep in gorilla paté. ROLF: You’re really sick, did you know that? GUNTER: And instead of fading to black, we roll the credits, intercut with fake actualities of New Yorkers talking to reporters. Like, “I don’t see why they had to kill him.
When the gate is destroyed, it symbolizes not just a victory for the Beast, but a loss for civilization. The Beast is loose. Terror and death will follow. . Aircraft have always been Kong’s downfall. A quarter-century after the last time they brought him crashing to the pavement, they returned . . and brought down the towers themselves. It has become the deﬁning event of our generation. The sheer emotional weight of the tragedy overshadows anything in its immediate vicinity; no mention of the World Trade Center or the eleventh of September is possible now without invoking the shock of that day.