There’s a new King Kong movie in theaters, and like most previous vehicles for the giant gorilla, it features lots of ape-versus-reptile violence, lots of puny humans cowering in the foliage, and an enormous bug or two. The fun of Skull Island is in the details, from the cosmetic choices meant to bring alive the 1970s setting to John C. Reilly’s seriocomic performance as a Rip Van Winkle in the jungle. Last week, our staff film critics, A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, sat down to talk about what works and what doesn’t in this big-budget monster mash.

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