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…
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.
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 Its chalk and cheese buddy cop dynamic and alien conspiracy setting is pure ‘90s meaning the whole film is a little outdated.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…
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…
Phenomenal fun ensues when Agent J and K suits up for another round against alien scumbags in this surprisingly brilliant third entry in the MIB universe. Despite reports of production problems - such as the script not even being finished when shooting began - this is Barry Sonnenfeld's best movie since the 1997 original. To say I was flabbergasted, is an understatement.
So what makes it such an unexpected success? Well, apart from the outstanding special effects and superb pacing of the plot, the movie is in possession of something that we rarely get in comedies of the kind: a big, enticing heart. It's what ultimately rockets it from run-of-the-mill popcorn fare to an experience beyond the ordinary. You'll know…
I wasn't expecting this to be as good as it was. It has all the charm from the first one that the second one was lacking.
Makes up for MIB2 and then some.
Troubled development apparent in that the film's clever bits sort of fade in and out, mixed with fairly banal plot/character progression stuff. Brolin does a good impression of Jones, Will Smith does a reasonably committed version of what he's famous for, and Stuhlbarg absolutely deserved more screentime. It's all fairly entertaining, nothing noticeably extravagant, right up until the last 15 minutes when this serious emotional heft comes from nowhere and all of a sudden I've tears in my eyes and I'm not sure if its the kid actor being heart renderingly confused or Brolin's crumbling facade of staunch sternness, or the slow dawning of devastating realisation on Smith's face. Probably all three of these things, but I just didn't expect it, and I guess I have to give credit to the movie for reeling me in without me noticing, and then turning the screw so little, while gaining huge results.
Once again, the Earth is being threatened by aliens and the Men In Black are our only hope. To save the planet, Agent J travels back in time to join forces with a young Agent K in the hopes of correcting a timeline problem. But as always, if they fail the future of mankind could be terribly rewritten. Men in Black 3 starts off pretty well, launching straight into the story rather than trying to mess around connecting itself with the last film. From there the plot explodes in a wad of ectoplasm that is more convenience than anything before Agent J and Agent K are put back together and the action starts. The rest is fluff and fun that…
This film has some flaws when it comes to its math and the time paradox but it is such a fun film that I feel that can forgive it for the flaws that it has. It is such clever way to have time travel in the series and make us forget the awful second one which is a terrible film. I haven't seen it in ten years and have no desire to see it again. Josh Brolin is great in this as playing a younger agent Kay who is nice and fun and then Jay becomes like the older Kay with how he acts.
As I prepare myself for Spike Lee's Oldboy being released here next month (6th December for some reason) I watched him impersonate Tommy Lee Jones to near perfection. He gets his role spot-on, although saying that, since Will Smith can't be bothered in this one, it doesn't really matter.
I like Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones (normally) and the chemistry they share in the first Men in Black film. (I haven't actually bothered watching the second) but Brolin and Smith evidently do not share that same chemistry, slick.
That doesn't help the film, but it's not even the biggest issue I had with the film. The biggest issue is Will Smith and either him not wanting to do this,…
this film seems more like a double episode in a television series than a movie on its own but it is still an enjoyable experience with above average production values.
Bettet than its predecessor.
Entretenida, buen reparto, buen ritmo, cierra bien la historia.
Pd: genial Josh brolin "imitando" a Tommy Lee Jones
After a shaky start, Men in Black 3 really gets started when the time travel does. It's fun, with decent acting all around. Josh Brolin's top-notch work centers the movie.
Unfortunately, the whole thing ends with a Pitbull song.