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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…
Saw this for the first time in many years on TV in a hospital room last night and was instantly reminded of what a delight it is.
Every moment of MEN IN BLACK feels classic, gloriously whimsical and still freshly fascinating. It's perfectly cast and impeccably well-rendered, with an unmistakably '90s feel.
This movie is wonderful.
A quintessential 90s movie that barely dates itself strictly to the 90s.
There is something to be said about Men In Black. It's not as laugh out loud funny as something like Ghostbusters but I think it holds it's own against it in the "sci-fi comedy" genre. It's also a movie that as I was watching it this time around I realized that other than maybe a few parts here and there, and none of them glaringly obvious, it doesn't harshly date itself to a specific time period. There is no obvious product placement (other than Raybans, I have to give them that), no close ups on logos or product tie ins. Even though it takes place in New York…
This is just a classic cool film, and I was definitely wowed by all of the gadgets and special effects; especially the neuralyzer, which makes you forget you ever saw an alien.
The story was really interesting and entertaining, and although it was the stereotypical: “We don’t have long to save the world from the evil alien invasion!”, the scriptwriters put some excellent spin and comedy on it, which was very enjoyable.
However, sometimes you can go a little over the top with the special effects, and I do feel that the ultimate battle with the massive alien was just a little too much in comparison to the rest of the film, so that’s why it gets a 7.3.
This movie is simply so lovable, and it has affected many people who have seen it. Men In Black has such a nice atmosphere, and it's not gritty and dark as science fiction or fantasy written these days. How many people have seen this movie and were immediately (not entirely seriously) convinced aliens have visited us? When it's a movie like Men In Black, it's so much more fun believing aliens might exist. There are movies that make aliens seem like killing machines whose only purpose is to destroy human race OR they are the kind of wise creatures who are so much better than us. But the aliens in Men In Black are - apart from the villains -…
Eminently rewatchable, to a degree most summer movies- heck, most movies- aren't. Pretty much each piece of this film works to weave a swirling pattern, especially the chemistry between Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones- the visual direction and slapstick editing on's point. Woulda liked a bit more bang in the finale, but really just, just, Men in Black's so good man....it's so good.
Wer auch immer sich dachte, dass Tommy und Will ein gutes abgeben, hatte komplett recht. Die beiden gestalten den Film immer wieder zu einem grandiosen Erlebnis. Es macht so viel Spaß den anzuschauen. Die Effekte sind besser, als bei vielen CGI Missbrauchsfilmen der heutigen Zeit. Ein empfehlensterwerter Si-Fi Klassiker, der witziger ist, als die meisten Komödien.
Normally not interested in alien movies but this one is pretty watchable.
Eine absurde Alien-Komödie mit, für die damalige Zeit, starken Effekten, viel schrägen Humor und einen Duo welches sich perfekt ergänzt.
=Countdown to Suicide Squad: Day 2=
Despite negative critical reception, Independence Day went on to become one of the highest grossing movies of all time. How? Simple - people love seeing Will Smith kicking alien ass. And apparently even the Fresh Prince himself was aware of that, so he decided "Well, I may as well give them what they want" and the very next year he went on to do a movie that involved even more aliens and went on to become as big a hit as Independence Day - even bigger.
Independence Day may have made Will Smith popular, but Men in Black is the film that turned him into a superstar. It's usually the first thing many people…
Saw it on TV at work so I think it counts, sort of. Still an amazing comedy that has a good story with arcs and character development and wonderful monsters and effects that hold up more often than not. It's tough to say if it's Sonnenfeld's "best" film (the Addams Family movies have maybe more sentimental value), but it comes close.
It does make it a little less likable when lines like "You insensitive prick" is changed to "You insensitive jerk".
I had a blast working on last month's Scavenger Hunt (even though I didn't complete all of the months task),…