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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.
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 Its chalk and cheese buddy cop dynamic and alien conspiracy setting is pure ‘90s meaning the whole film is a little outdated.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…
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…
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.
This was a joy to watch.
I was very surprised with the plot twist, and what a great performance from Josh Brolin.
This is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I grew up watching the first Men In Black on a weekly basis with my father so seeing this in theaters with him was a memorable experience. Plus I always have a soft spot for a good time travel story. Just a fun time at the movies
This film is much better than the second but not as good as the first. I feel that it recaptured a lot of the qualities of the first and Josh Brolin does an amazing Tommy Lee Jones impression. The time travel idea works and Will Smith carries the film well. Thompson and Eve obviously enjoy their small roles and the blend of CGI and animatronics is again excellent.
What this film doesn't quite do is have an extremely evil baddy. Boris the Animal is bad but nowhere near on then scale of the bug in the first one. This was much more family friendly than the first and this feels like a lot of compromises were made for the sake of the family audience. They could have made it as dark as the first and really made a great film. Instead we have an ok family adventure.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This film has a reputation as at least being better than it's sequel. Even if true it's a hollow accomplishment.
Most of the humour falls flat, even if Smith does manage to salvage a couple of weak gags. Brolin is fine as a young K; providing a better performance than the tired looking Jones. The villain is the weakest I've encountered in film this decade; worse still is the apparently necessary comic relief. Worst of all is that every piece of setup for the manipulatively sentimental twist is as obvious as a pile of manure draped in fairy lights.
I went to see Men In Black II on Tuesday 3rd September 2002; I only know this because I still have the ticket stub from the cinema. I can’t remember much else about the experience other than the fact that the film itself was terrible; so terrible in fact, that it put the franchise on ice for a decade. Who knows what convinced Barry Sonnenfeld, Will Smith and co. to return: perhaps it was a sense of unfinished business or just the desire to see if Josh Brolin playing a young Tommy Lee Jones would be as great as it was in theory. Whatever the case, it led to me watching Men In Black 3 some 4,566 days after watching…
Enjoyed it way more than expected.
When I heard there was going to be a MIB 3, I thought to myself, do we really want this? The second one wasn't as good as the first, and isn't it said that the third one is just a big mess? Well, like great trilogies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Back to the Future, the MIB series continues on with a fantastic film.
When one armed serial killer Boris the Animal (or just Boris, as you'll find he appreciates more) escapes from a prison on the moon, he is prepared to travel back in time to regain his arm (of which a strange spider-looking thing comes out of and shoots some kind of spikes) and help his past…
Doesn't find it's footing until it steps back into the past, where Josh Brolin makes for an excellent K, stepping in for a largely absent Tommy Lee Jones.
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