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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.
As a big fan of sci-fi, I can say that this was an absolute delight. Men in Black is not a film of epic proportions and never tries to be one, it's simple (at least comparing to most sci-fi/alien films we know), soft and effortlessly enjoyable and the fact that it's a "little blockbuster" (I know that this sounds contradictory, but I actually think it makes sense) is what makes it one of the most delightful rides out there, it's fun and never loses its rythm throughout the 90 minutes runtime because of a clever pacing and precise editing, it feels focused and is not too ambitious, director Barry Sonnenfeld is well aware of his limits and that's why it…
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…
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.
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…
Practical effects, awesome leads, I forgot that I love this film, forget the sequels.
A sharp script and two fantastic lead performances, along with brisk direction on the part of Barry Sonnenfeld, have helped Men in Black endure over the years despite some dated effects work.
One of my all time favorite documentaries. Rivals "Sans Soleil" and "The Thin Blue Line"
Best movie of Will Smith
Film #8 in the '90s Sci-Fi Marathon!
Welcome back to the '90s Sci-Fi Marathon, where today we'll be taking a look at Men in Black.
In this film, an NYPD cop is recruited into a secret organization that works to stop hidden alien scum disguised as humans. The cop teams up with a more experienced official of the organization, as they prevent a humanoid cockroach from destroying the world.
I'm sure most people have seen this movie, and most people love it, including me. I love the characters, dialogue, humor, soundtrack, effects, and production design, which is all absolutely spot on.
I'm going to give it 4 1/2 stars!
Now let's see what some of my followers have to say about Men in Black:
KMOKLER says, "Overall, Men in Black is dated but good because of its fantastic leads."
This film starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith is a classic and most people have heard of it but I think it is a bit overated. It is a good film with funny comentary but may be too old for anyone under 7. Great, but too popular.
Still as funny and awesome as it was seeing it for the first time as a 7 year old.
Pretty fun movie. A lot of the effects aren't so good anymore, though.
Ever since I saw this I've wanted a Neuralyzer. Nearly 20 years later, still waiting.
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…