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 Its chalk and cheese buddy cop dynamic and alien conspiracy setting is pure ‘90s meaning the whole film is a little outdated.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…
Much like Tommy Lee Jones' face, this film shouldn't work, but it does.
Thoroughly entertaining and good, fluffy fun.
I think anyone has seen this movie, there is nothing to say. It's cool, fun.
Genuinely my favourite Men in Black film that has been put out. The first one was great as the deliverer of the concept, but 2 only did exactly what the first did. Men in Black 3 gave more of an insight into the characters and was much more creative with it's use of the concept that had been originally created.
I especially liked the concept of the character Griffin as he both added humor, took the role of a storyteller, but also linked everything to do with plot together brilliantly while also keeping heavily within the conventions of the series. The main downside however was the blandness of the villain, but this didn't matter too much as unlike in the…
Fifteen years after the premiere of the incredibly funny and memorable first Men in Black movie, and a decade after the truly disappointing second installment, Men in Black 3 was released, and though the many years passed and the poor previous sequel had me hesitant at first about whether a third part would be worth-watching, I must say that I’m very glad this film was made.
Not only was it every bit as cool and funny as the first one but in fact it was an improvement. It’s like the time passed didn’t do any harm because the ideas, the jokes, and the action were as fresh as ever. The plot of this film involved time travel and though that…
Jemaine Clement is so meant to be an evil super villiain. This is just okay. It's pleasant, and mildly funny. You know, like all the Men In Black stuff. Just nice.
It was surprisingly a fun little romp much like a remember the original being
So much potential with this film and it's often on show; Men in Black 3 starts well but loses steam quite quickly. Interesting but underdeveloped ideas make frequent appearances and my general feeling is that the film makers should have stripped back a few elements so others could have been better developed. As it is, Men in Black 3 just feels like a bunch of stuff that happens with one or two cool moments and a sweet ending. Not terrible, but ultimately forgettable.
The third (and hopefully the last) entry to the series fortunately has roughly the same heart as its great predecessor, the first Man in Black.
I won't say that this is big budget Hollywood film-making at its worst, but I might say that it's big budget Hollywood film-making at its most half-arsed. This film's just ... there. Will Smith cracks some jokes, we get some ropy CG aliens, and I couldn't be less interested. Josh Brolin's Tommy Lee Jones impersonation is pretty good, and captured my interest for a few minutes, but it gets old quickly. Otherwise ... 'meh' sums up my feelings on this one.
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