It Was Beauty That Killed the Beast

A giant gorilla named Kong is attracted to a golden haired woman named Ann Darrow on Skull Island and he fights all types of monsters to protect her.  Eventually King Kong gets captured and he is taken to NYC in chains by a promoter named Carl Denham, but Kong escapes and climbs either the Empire State Building or the World Trade Center (depending on which movie you are watching) with Ann Darrow in tow.  It is now the job of the military to kill King Kong and planes are sent to shoot the giant ape down. Knowing that Ann will be hurt, King Kong shields her with his own body.  Kong eventually succumbs to machine gun wounds and falls from off the building to his death in the street below.  The paparazzi are climbing on top of the dead ape while crowds are cheering, except for Carl Denham.  The airplanes were responsible for killing King Kong, but Carl knew that the giant ape allowed himself to get shot, just so he could protect Ann Darrow.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver – #154 – January 11th – Beauty

13 thoughts on “It Was Beauty That Killed the Beast

  1. That was a great perspective to take Jim. We have an innate desire to protect the things we find beautiful, be it our loved ones or what we consider precious in our world. Thanks so much for adding your thoughts to this week’s tale weaver.

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  2. Hey Jim, Namaste 🙂

    This reworking of Kong was quite good I thought – it helps that I like Jack Black as an actor – although the original when first seen as a youngster captivated me, but then I was always a sucker for stop-motion film-making relishing the work of Harry Hausen and the adventures of Sinbad. Of course I didn’t understand the deeper meaning between beast and beauty when young and wonder if I can even grasp it now: I am still wild in my thoughts although I try to be mindful in my actions.

    Perhaps catch up with you at Sammi’s for the Saturday Challenge, and if not, belated Happy New Year – best wishes for health happiness and good fortune through 2018. Be lucky! 🙂

    Love and Peace. Namaste 🙂



  3. Namaste thanks for writing me that lovely message. I agree that Jack Black made the movie more interesting as there is just something about watching him act. It feels stupid saying Happy New Year this late, but better late than never, so I wish you a happy new year also.

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    1. You are most welcome Jim 🙂 Thank you for reciprocating New Year sentiments…it’s never to late for best wishes when the year is still so young and so much could yet happen. May it all be wondrous, wonderful and bring lasting happiness.

      Enjoy your weekend. Take care and wrap up warm, winter’s biting with growing intent to chill to the core.

      Love and World Peace. Namaste 🙂


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      1. Thank you, I’m sure I shall 🙂 I will be reading all the submissions posted for the challenge…I do so every weekend on a Sunday evening and thoroughly enjoy them all.

        Namaste 🙂


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