Will September be the month when I finally review a movie? I don't think so. But I love doing these…
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 Its chalk and cheese buddy cop dynamic and alien conspiracy setting is pure ‘90s meaning the whole film is a little outdated.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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
When they create a totally unnecessary film, under-utilize Emma Thompson, and display mediocre special effects, but somehow deliver an entertaining experience with a surprisingly touching ending that places it a cut above the first sequel.
An amazing way to finish the series. With the surprise at the end you are left speechless and quite emotional. Great storyline especially to end a great series.
I watched this on Region A Blu-Ray.
If you're a fan of this franchise this film is going to be a lot of fun, not only is the nostalgic element here but it takes itself in another direction to what it's very underwhelming predecessor did.
The performances are excellent in particularly Josh Brolin and Michael Stuhlbarg who make this film. Brolin plays younger K and absolutely nails all the mannerisms. Stuhlbarg plays Griffin a loveable alone who can see different futures, he was charismatic and fun, what more can you ask? The returning cast such as Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones were also fantastic, their chemistry is great as usual.
I like that the film comes full circle it was a nice way to tie the franchise up. It makes sense now to give it a rest after waiting ten years.
I like me some Timmy travel
I hated this the first and only time I saw it, way back when it was first released. Somehow though, watching it at home for the first time with my soon to be 4-year-old was... Actually kinda fun. What's happening to me??
I don't care what anyone else thinks all 3 of these movies are absolutely iconic and I love them
A film in which everyone – cast and crew – appears to be in a rush to just get it over with so they can go home. Not least Emma Thompson, who has been cast as someone in their mid-seventies for some reason.
Number one still reigns supreme, but this was better than the second's outing, if for a few inconsistent time travelling rules. Brolin does a pretty good impression of a young Tommy Lee Jones in this, and there are some nice hidden bits from the history of the MIB which helps tie the trilogy together in ways you may not have known about.
Rated Y for Yellow Perilism.
This sounds like a really fun Hunt for September. I dig comedies if they hit the mark and I'm on…
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