A legend is born
In the original King Kong movie, the giant ape King Kong was the last primate of the mega-primodus Kong species. He was given his name, by the tribal natives of the mysterious Skull Island and was just one of many other giant monsters that resided in this hidden island in the Indian Ocean.
Ann manages to be rescued from Kong’s clutches and in the process of trying to get her back, he is subdued and captured instead. He is then brought back to New York City and marketed as the 8th Wonder of the World. Of course, when you try to chain up a 50-foot tall giant gorilla, he’s bound to escape, which is exactly what Kong did.
Recapturing his tiny love, Ann, the film culminates in its famous ending, where Kong climbs the Empire state building and finally meets his end when he falls to his death.
Over the years, the various remakes have not strayed too far from the original movie plot. Ape meets girl, ape kidnaps girl, girl escapes, ape gets captured, ape escapes, ape captures girl again, ape climbs giant building, falls and dies.