Thursday, December 15, 2005

King Kong Island is fantasy

Never let scientists review Hollywood movies. Ecology experts who have watched the new King Kong film directed by Lord of the Ring's Peter Jackson, say that the island in which King Kong was found violates most of science's evolutionary rules. From National Geographic:
"The notion that dinosaurs could survive on a tiny mid-oceanic island is preposterous," said John Terborgh, a professor of environmental science at Duke University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

"Islands, even moderately large ones, are notoriously devoid of large predators," he said. "The two largest predators on Cuba are a lizard and the red-tailed hawk. The whole notion of apex predators on islands is fantasy."
I also found out something interesting from this article. Remember Gollum in the Lord of the Rings? The person who played Gollum is also playing King Kong. He provides the movement and voice for Kong. But don't expect him to say out his trademark word, "Precious". King Kong is now showing in Singapore cinemas.

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