Men in Black 3
They are back... in time.
Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him - secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
I was in my late teens when the first two Men in Black films came out and I really, really enjoyed them. Taking my age into consideration and the fact that it has been ten years since the last installment I really was not sure what I was in for with Men in Black 3. I must say, I was very pleasantly surprised.
While Tommy Lee Jones wasn't in the film for nearly as much as the younger version of Agent K, the filmmakers could not have picked a better replacement than what they found in Josh Brolin. He was pretty believable as a younger, smidgen happier K.
I think what works so well in these movies is that they…
Tommy Lee Jones is melting. If they do a Men in Black 4, he will be but a puddle on the floor.
It's Men in Black, it's fun, it's better than the 2nd, that's all you need to know. I ordered an omelette, I got an omelette.
When my friend Drew insisted that I join him and his wife to see Men in Black III, I ignored the call and let it roll over to voicemail. Undeterred, Drew was persistent and continued to text me and eventually wore me down - for which I am grateful. Because to my surprise, at the third installment of a franchise I thought was past its prime, at a movie I really didn't want to see, I had the biggest laughs and great summer movie fun.
Director Barry Sonnenfeld (who also directed MIB 1 & 2) surprises us with the most suspenseful, heartfelt and funny story in the series. He also makes great use of the top-level cast which includes Tommy Lee…
There are two undoubted stars in the latest Men in Black film - Josh Brolin’s uncanny Tommy Lee Jones impersonation and Rick Baker. As with the previous two films, Baker’s creature effects work is exemplary, particularly his kitschy ‘60s influenced creations. Fittingly, given the film’s time travel conceit, it feels a movie out of time. Its chalk and cheese buddy cop dynamic and alien conspiracy setting is pure ‘90s meaning the whole film is a little outdated. However, throwbacks can still be enjoyable if they are entertaining but I’m not sure Men in Black III really is.
It is still bright and breezy but it rarely feels as much fun or as enjoyably imaginative as the first film (I’m still…
"Men in Black 3" offers up everything one would expect from another entry in the MiB series: a light-weight, jocular adventure regarding saving the Earth from alien invasion with plenty of nifty special effects and the solid chemistry of stars, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. This edition sees our heroes involved in a time travel odyssey that has Josh Brolin portraying, uncannily, the young Agent K. As expected, the experience is fun and entertaining, but nothing extraordinary.
Better than I expected and definitely better than Men in Black 2. Josh Brolin a tremendous Tommy Lee Jones job and great to see Michael Stuhlbarg here as well. And Barry Sonnenfeld HAS to be a Mets fan ... Shea Stadium returns! (Alas, no Bernard Gilkey, though we do get Cleon Jones). More enjoyable than it has any right to be.
I heard mixed things about this movie all last year. Some thought it was a pleasant surprise and others… didn’t. For the most part I’d say I fall in the former camp. This isn’t a summer classic or anything, but it manages to resurrect this mostly dead franchise a lot more easily than I expected. In fact, it might objectively be the best film of the trilogy (which isn’t really saying a whole lot). The basic adventure at the film’s center is a lot better than what we’ve seen before anyway and there were a handful of fairly witty moments throughout. This is the film that MIB2 should have been.
Waarom een 3 maken... Toch nog de moeite waard wel.
...not horrible. Would have been a solid 3* if a certain Fresh Prince would have sang the theme.
From my bedroom well-removed from "studio culture" right now (not to mention a year since seeing this), MIB3 represents as well as anything a nadir of film franchising. Diverting but without any real reason to exist when stacked beside the first, still-worth-it entry in the series. And honestly, I don't blame it on the "filmmakers" per se - whoever's idea it was to have Julian Schnabel among the celebrity aliens under investigation (see also: more wide audience-friendly known-aliens like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber) deserves at least one of the millions and millions of dollars that went into this thing, as it does with every thing. Little else, though, and some embarrassing, if knowing riffs on Andy Warhol's credibility. Hate to get all Rosenbaum here, but that smarts in the part of me that strains to dispel all willful ignorance.
This is pretty trashy, as expected, but still really fun and Clement really brings the story to life with his performance.
See it for Brolin.
Sidenote: If you're seeing this movie for Brolin, wait for the DVD/Blu-Ray.
Oh, this was a beautiful contrast to the second movie, which was terrible all the way through. This suffers from some sequelitis and some tired jokes, but overall, this movie is almost as entertaining as a standalone time travel comedy. The newly-introduced characters are great, especially Michael Stuhlbarg as Griffin - what a creative, entertaining character! The movie is much, much, much smarter than the previous installment, and made for a very fun movie night. Way to redeem the series a bit.
How it entered my Flickchart:
Men in Black 3 > The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Men in Black 3 < Zoolander
Men in Black 3 > Lolita (1997)
Men in Black 3 < Once Upon a Mattress
Men in Black…
I was expecting a cheap cash-in, and instead was pleasantly surprised by how entertaining this film was. Struggling in the alien and humor department, it's the weakest of the franchise, but certainly welcomed. The ending made me appreciate the franchise so much more than I previously did, so it is a must-see if you've seen the previous two movies.