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 Its chalk and cheese buddy cop dynamic and alien conspiracy setting is pure ‘90s meaning the whole film is a little outdated.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.
So much potential with this film and it's often on show. The film starts off well but loses steam quite quickly. Interesting but underdeveloped ideas make frequent appearances and my general feeling is that they should have stripped the film of 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.
This is probably my favorite MIB movie. I'm such a sucker when movies use time travel as their main element to tell their story. I mean if they used it in a horrible way and have plenty of plot holes I wouldn't like it but I like the fact it works in so many ways. (I'll explain that in the spoiler section) If you have seen the first MIB you don't have to watch the second one to follow the story. I wasn't expecting to have the "feels" when I watched this movie. It just caught me off guard and I guess any movie that can bring out the "feels" in me is a good movie to me. The only…
Unpopular Opinion: This is better than the original film. It's not as funny, but it goes to places I never expected the series to go, and does them amazingly. This absolutely could have been a gimmick film, but the film fully exploits its premise to give new depth to the characters we never knew we wanted. I mean the character of Griffin is a character that fits within this universe, but adds a totally new depth to it and allows the film to slow down and reflect on the nature of time on the magic of the universe converging for those moments when everything goes right. It's a downright optimistic and feel-good film, and the 3rd act reveal gets me…
This movie could get the same rating as MIB2 but thanks to an outstanding performance from Josh brolin doing an outstanding impression of Tomeme lee Jones it makes the film much better than it was.
A big return to form after the first sequel (one of the least inspired and most disappointing sequels ever) but it still unfortunately can't hold a candle up to the original. The time-travel storyline is also executed well enough to make the movie fun, and John Brolin has a whale of a time impersonating a younger Tommy Lee Jones.
The Avengers are working from a more defined readership, but the difference in quality between generic ghouls attacking Manhattan and MIB's slate of tentacled invaders is substantial. In particular, the 5-dimensional clairvoyant guy is a lot of unscientific fun, and the time travel element makes you work roughly the same as in Twelve Monkeys, if only for a much less compelling purpose. As far as humor goes, sixties racial strife doesn't strike a funny chord, even when tied to the double entendre of Men in "Black." Same goes for Will Smith's subsequent hip-hop riffs. Surprising amount of endearment is achieved in the miracles message, especially set against the Mets' historic comeback and the general randomness that gives way to the universe.
I thought the final installment of the MIB trilogy was perfectly faithful to the precedent set by the first movie. The plot fit well, and the tone throughout the film was well balanced with a touching ending.
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- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
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Seeing as everybody else is going for it.
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