David (03.13.17, 9:00 AM): Saw the flick yesterday in IMAX 3D. I opted for the bump up I theater with hopes the ape seemed bigger than life, IT WAS. However, like you mentioned the John C Reilly comedy was out of place. Id recommend it for the CGI and 3D, not for plot..
With all the recent ho-hum'er of movies that I had high expectations for and was let down...here's the list im holding out for, for the rest of 2017 with fingers crossed...
Beauty and Beast (already overrated, IMO)
Transformers 15: Optimus in a retirement home
Star Wars: Last Jedi