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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…
Men In Black 2 was considered a bit of a misfire. Barry Sonnenfeld's decision to resurrect the franchise drew criticism as some saw it as a cash-grab. It might well have had the box office tills ringing, but it was a surprisingly good comeback for Smith & Jones.
The first thing that this film does is show you how to introduce your protagonist. "Boris The Animal" is Rick Baker at his most imaginative. From the off he makes a statement of intent that this will have the thrills and special effects magic that the first film had in spades. That scene on Lunar-Max was quite incredible and I still can't get over the fact that that isn't Hugo Weaving under all…
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 Its chalk and cheese buddy cop dynamic and alien conspiracy setting is pure ‘90s meaning the whole film is a little outdated.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…
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.
Much like Tommy Lee Jones' face, this film shouldn't work, but it does.
Thoroughly entertaining and good, fluffy fun.
Well, it is what it is. It is definitely better than the second, still it's not great but it also doesn't pretend to be a masterpiece.
It is worth it for Bill Hader's Andy Warhol cameo. It's transcendent.
my dad believes that men in black is the best thing to happen to science fiction. ever. when we refer to 'the trilogy' in our house, it's not star wars we're talking about, it's MIB. i won't lie, i bawled my eyes out at the end of this one.
There are two notable things about Men in Black 3:
1. Josh Brolin is excellent as a young Tommy Lee Jones.
2. The Villian, Boris the Animal, looks like a latter day Macho Man Randy Savage, but with the voice of Tim Curry.
Like the rest of the UK, I watched this at 7 on Channel 4 because damn it, it's Christmas and I haven't seen it. Plus, it's got a time travel element and I love all that clever stuff even if it's not actually all that clever and has the usual "Yeah, but how--?" problems with time that every time travel movie except Primer faces.
But hey, whatever. It's aimed at the family so we get a plot about J having to go back to 1969 to save K from being assassinated by an alien - the amazingly-named Boris the Animal (Jermaine Clement) - back in 2012. Fair enough. Boris is focused on murder mainly because he lost an arm way…
Average. Not nearly as much fun as the first or even the 2nd.
The best of the series. I hate sequels but this was suprisingly good. Although a little confusing with the whole time travel bit, it was a good idea which was used and developed well. All the characters were cool and unique plus who doesn't love Will Smith. Pure genius film.
5/10: Not necessarily a 'bad' movie, but it certainly wasn't as good as it could have been. Josh Brolin playing the younger K (Tommy Lee Jones) was the only bright spot of the movie. He nailed the role perfectly.
i can watch it how-many-ever times!
I got more than I expected. I found myself laughing out loud and getting caught up in the drama. This film redeemed for me the whole franchise. I also enjoyed the surprise of the history and connection between the partners. It always moves me when a selfless act of care exists with no fan fare, just there to be discovered one day. The villain was also impressive.
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