Today marks the 5 year anniversary of awesomeness in my life. This list represents every movie my old lady (she…
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.
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 Its chalk and cheese buddy cop dynamic and alien conspiracy setting is pure ‘90s meaning the whole film is a little outdated.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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
I needed something less challenging to watch tonight so this was perfect, and I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.
Josh Brolin had Tommy Lee Jones to a tee, Emma Thompson was great and the film would of improved with more of her.
Men in Black 3 is definitely a step in the right direction after the uninspired second installment, but fails to capture the magic of the first film, largely due to a lack of quality characters and aging charm that has worn too thin.
Rip Torn is gone, replaced by Emma Watson; the talented actress is wasted as an empty character who only serves a shoehorned love story and a stand-in for Torn’s Zed. Tommy Lee Jones is in the film much less than I expected, in a role that barely amounts to more than a cameo. His presence is so diminished that the film’s time travel plot now seems like something that was thrown together simply because they couldn’t get…
I wasn't expecting much after the disappointing sequel but this film manages to deliver a different story and deeper relationships between characters while retaining the enjoyable elements of the first film.
Wasn't as bad as I was anticipating since it's a second sequel. But I took enough time between the release and actually watching it that I wasn't expecting much. Had a couple funny moments and I like the way they (hopefully?) wrapped up the series.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
one of the most brilliant time travel revelations I've seen so far!
Yôu know what you are going to get with Men in Black films. This makes them just perfect for in flight movies. Not going to tax your brain, there's going to be humour, and there's going to be slime. And yes, number three lives up to expectations. It's not the worlds best film, it's not the worlds worst.
The whole Men in Black being a 'secret agency' doesn't seem to be part of the films world anymore ever since the second film and this film just takes that to an all new extreme. That being said, the film is quite imaginative and a lot of fun. It plays around with the plot of Back to the Future with its own unique and very touching (but also a tad bit melodramatic) ending that changes the way you see the relationship between Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jone's characters. That's something I've always found a bit problematic about the series, including the first film so the twist that was revealed at the end helps a lot in character development. It's…
Brolin is of course ridiculous in this movie, but I enjoyed the Will Smith shtick as well. I smiled a lot and laughed a few times. That is pretty good for an action comedy.
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- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
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