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Men in Black
Protecting the Earth from the scum of the universe.
Men in Black follows the exploits of agents Kay and Jay, members of a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth. The two Men in Black find themselves in the middle of the deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies. In order to prevent worlds from colliding, the MiB must track down the terrorist and prevent the destruction of Earth. It's just another typical day for the Men in Black.
Remember when Will Smith used to write a 'song' for every movie he was in?
Yeah... So... Uh... That actually happened.
Clever, exciting, imaginative and funny, Men in Black is everything you want a sci-fi comedy to be. Yet, those words fail to encompass my total love for this film. Still the best in the trilogy (in my humble view) it has enough wit and action to keep you entertained for decades. Every time I see it, I just wanna take the first best plane to New York and join their ranks for some good ol' alien-busting. But alas, the MIB is but a fictional organization.
At any rate, it entertains to stellar degrees, and is also one of the movies that launched Will Smith into international fame (or should I say intergalactic). His hilarious interplay with Agent K - played…
You don't exist; you were never even born. Anonymity is your name. Silence your native tongue. You're no longer part of the System. You're above the System. Over it. Beyond it. We're "them." We're "they." We are the Men in Black.
Men in Black is actually a very dark comic book series first published in 1990 about an organization that investigates aliens and paranormal activities on the surface, but actually have sinister motives to manipulate the world. They would also conceal their existence by using a neuralyzer to wipe out people's memories, but when that wasn't an option they would use any means necessary to protect their secrets including eliminating witnesses. Of course this is perfect material for a…
Barry Sonnenfeld has an affinity with black. From "Men In Black" to "The Adams Family" the color plays a big part in both the tone and context of his films with it's darkly comic black humor.
MIB was a sharply written science fiction film based on Lowell Cunningham's subversive comics of the early nineties. With a more comedic take to proceedings, Sonnenfeld brought together two opposites in the guise of Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith and made it work to perfection. Jones's wry, almost sarcastic tone was balanced by Smith's more obvious comedic roots for a film with energy and real star quality.
The MIB in question are a clandestine organisation that monitor extraterrestrial visitors on Earth and police…
"Just because something is really important doesn't mean it isn't really, really small. Like the size of a marble."
-Frank the pug
I had almost forgotten why this film was so amazing. The final shot reminded me.
Haven't seen this all the way through in years. Very fun movie, and the scene with 'Frank the Pug' gets me every freakin' time. Still as funny as when I first saw it.
I have no idea how it's been 17 years since this movie came out. This is the first time in probably a decade that I've watched this film and I was surprised at how well it holds up. Sure it's special effects look a little rough around the edges and Will Smith is very 90's in it but otherwise the story holds together far better than any of the sequels and while it's simple the pieces all fit together quite well. Long live Tommy Lee Jones.
Should I give this stars based on the opinions of my 13 year-old self who saw this in theaters and re-watched it constantly on VHS or my current self who just watched this in a hotel room in the middle of America? I guess I'll just click the "like" heart.
Absolutely classic mainstream sci-fi comedy.
Watched it at work.
Letter Grade: B-
Plot holes aside, it's a pretty good zany science fiction flick with a charismatic performance from Will Smith. Nice concept utilized to tell a story that is basically just a short adventure in the life of the mysterious 'Men in Black' that has invaded popular culture for a while now with many still wondering of their existence.
Still as fun as I remember, and the Rick Baker effects really helped it hold up after all these years. But I miss THIS Will Smith... :(
Quirky and endlessly fun. My personal favorite Will Smith film.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…
- The Lost World
- The Old Dark House
- Island of Lost Souls
- King Kong
I decided not to clog this with Disney and Pixar. I imagine you see those whether you plan to or…