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Coelacanth13 Apr 2018 7:00 a.m. PST

In honor* of the release of the Rampage movie this weekend, I wanted to see what TMP's favorite giant ape might be. Movies, games, comics, etc. are all fine as long as we are talking about really big simians.

Mine is the original Eighth Wonder of the World, King Kong (1933). Brought to life by animator Willis O'Brien, he was a bestial, yet ultimately sympathetic figure. Kong started the trend, which continues to this day.


*Actually, you should probably just play the arcade game.

Cacique Caribe13 Apr 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

King Kong (1933) and Mighty Joe Young (1949) for me.


Daithi the Black13 Apr 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

King Kong. All of them.

Legion 413 Apr 2018 7:24 a.m. PST

Bigfoot … of course …

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 7:26 a.m. PST

Mighty Joe Young

Cacique Caribe13 Apr 2018 7:36 a.m. PST

Legion 4

Good one. How could I forget Bigfoot?


zoneofcontrol13 Apr 2018 8:08 a.m. PST

Andre' The Giant

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 8:43 a.m. PST

The one and only 1933 Kong. But second place goes to the Barsoomian white ape.

Karellian Knight13 Apr 2018 8:44 a.m. PST

King Kong.

The Beast Rampant13 Apr 2018 9:09 a.m. PST

The full-scale, mechanical King Kong from 'Thundarr the Barbarian'.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 9:26 a.m. PST

The original King Kong.

dsfrank13 Apr 2018 11:26 a.m. PST

none – I don't understand the appeal of a giant gorilla – then again I don't get the appeal of the Incredible Hulk either

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 11:28 a.m. PST

The original King Kong for me.

JimSelzer13 Apr 2018 11:43 a.m. PST

King Kong either 1933 or Peter Jackson .

The travesty of Japanese kong or that gawdawful 1977 remake(despite the all star cast) still haunt me

miniMo13 Apr 2018 2:01 p.m. PST

Nominees to fill out the voting options:

King Kong (Toho)
The Mighty Peking Man
Queen Kong
Son of Kong

Legion 413 Apr 2018 2:23 p.m. PST

Good one. How could I forget Bigfoot?
They got feelings too you know …

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 2:32 p.m. PST

Mighty Joe Young

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 5:34 p.m. PST

1933 Kong with Fay Wray!

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 6:23 p.m. PST

King Kong 33 for me, though I quite liked the 77 one as well.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 9:01 p.m. PST

1933 King Kong is #1 and the Peter Jackson version is #2.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Coelacanth14 Apr 2018 6:16 a.m. PST

I suppose that I should give a shout-out to George, the ape from the Rampage arcade game. Frankly, though, it surprises me that no one has yet mentioned Donkey Kong.


P.S. The Rampage movie website has a playable version of the arcade game:

The Beast Rampant14 Apr 2018 7:12 a.m. PST

P.S. The Rampage movie website has a playable version of the arcade game

Well, that's a lot fewer "Hail Mary's" for them, then.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2018 9:37 a.m. PST

Orson Wells in his later years.

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2018 5:16 p.m. PST

King Kong(1933)
Mighty Joe Young would be second.
For purely sentimental reasons, the Animated King Kong of the sixties would be third.

GhostofRebecaBlack15 Apr 2018 7:16 a.m. PST

George from Rampage.

Harvey Weinstein as a close second.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2018 9:39 a.m. PST

Well, I am a big fan of giant monkeys …


But I will have to go with Mighty Joe Young first, then Kong (original and Jack Black version being different but equal).


I do have a preference for King Gonk, the big guy in the back, whose name in Bongolesian menas simian-with-an-unusually-enlongated-torso.

I will also add Grape Ape to the mix.

FTR, SWMBO says her favourite giant ape is me.

Cyrus the Great16 Apr 2018 8:22 a.m. PST

Mighty Joe Young
King Kong (1933)
For voting purposes Magilla Gorilla

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