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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 Its chalk and cheese buddy cop dynamic and alien conspiracy setting is pure ‘90s meaning the whole film is a little outdated.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.
"I lost my world. I don't want you to lose yours. It's only the most infinitesimal of chances, but if it works, it'll be my most favourite moment in human history."
I actually liked this a whole lot better than I thought I would. I'm not sure why I thought I wasn't going to like it, because I remember loving the first installment growing up and I don't remember disliking the sequel, so I don't know why I put off watching it for long.
Will Smith was still his dorky, trying to be smooth self, Tommy Lee Jones was still his gruff & hilariously grumpy self and we got the added bonus of the super handsome Josh Brolin who does a…
Much like Tommy Lee Jones' face, this film shouldn't work, but it does.
Thoroughly entertaining and good, fluffy fun.
I’ve grown to like this series more and more over the years. I saw the first one in a theatre in Japan and a Canadian friend of mine was sitting a few seats behind me and there were many scenes that the two of us would be laughing to while the rest of the audience was dead silent. For example, I think there’s a scene where Will Smith jumps off a bridge onto a bus and he says something like, “Hey, it’s raining black people.” We were totally laughing while the rest of the audience was left wondering if we were crazy of somethin’. …sometimes stuff just gets lost in the translation. Anyway, back to the topic of “Men in…
Bueno, ya sabes lo que vas a ver. Entretenimiento puro y duro. Y eso es lo que recibes, que no es poco.
Mejor que la segunda entrega, sin excederse en metraje y siempre buscando la risa fácil, que a veces la consigue y a veces no.
Men in Black 3 was a really fun and wacky sequel. It had cool story and funny performances and the end sequence was awesome.
Too little too late. That's pretty much all that needs to be said about this long delayed third entry in the franchise, which at the very least did a few things different enough to make it more watchable than the second film. In particular, the device of having Josh Brolin play a young Agent J is consistently entertaining, especially in comparison to a totally disinterested Tommy Lee Jones sleepwalking his way through this film. That being said, the time traveling device leads to another unimpressive villain for the series in Jemaine Clement's one note monster alien role and a horrendous back story reveal that partially ruins a major aspect of the first film. Will Smith isn't nearly as charming as…
"This is my favorite moment in human history."
No energy, no narrative thrust, and very little reason for being. This film betrays the central comedic conceit of the first one -- that the MIBs aren't so much police or secret government agents, but rather a form of INS -- for a revenge plot. Jermaine Clements is just about the only one doing anything interesting here.
"I can never bare to watch this part."
I watched Men In Black II at least a dozen times when I was little, with the DVD being one of those 'well that's certainly...unexpected' gifts from my Grandmother. When the third Men In Black came rolling around, I was semi-curious to see it, but never got to it. So sleepily, 3 years after it's release, I turn on Netflix and watch a morning movie whilst I wake up (a little hungover, I must admit).
Yeah, I should've put this off a little longer.
Cinematic backwash from the first film, albeit with a charming Tommy Lee Jones impression from Brolin to break up the general snooze.
A fresh continuation of the Men in Black series that keeps things going, but switches it up. Smith is funny as ever and Brolin adds greatly to the J & K "chemistry." In the end, there's not much that sticks, even with a "big reveal," but it's well worth a fun ride to get there.
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