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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…
forgot how great this movie is!
Better than I remembered. Enough funny moments, the focus is on the story, the action elements are limited to a reasonable extent.
Highly efficient Hollywood blockbuster. Few films are as intricately put together as the script for Men in Black, setting up its universe and titular secret government system in an extremely entertaining fashion that disguises the exposition perfectly. Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith makes for a marvelous double act, the former personifying curmudgeony while having a relatable arc and the latter managing to exude so much cool yet have a believable search for a goal in his life. One can't discount the rest of the cast though, from a long suffering main boss Rip Torn to the disgustingly hilarious Vincent D'Onofrio. Similar to his work on the Addams Family films, director Barry Sonnenfeld also shows a wonderful commitment to production design that makes the entire organization feel alive.
This film has a winning script, but like most buddy cop type films, this succeeds mostly because of the chemistry of the two leads. Jones and Smith work so well together and both are incredibly likable.
The effects are fun even though not always great. There is definitely a strong creative element, and I love the work of Rick Baker, but the CGI was good for its time but has dated a great deal.
Still, this film is an entertaining and funny ordeal.
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Screenwriter Solomon keeps the twists and set pieces coming with a series of shifting narrative interests, pulling us from Edgar to K and J to Laurel, etc., without dropping the ball or losing inventiveness. Few movie stars can run like Will Smith (see Michelle Yeoh for further reference), Tommy Lee Jones brings visceral grit to his terrific performance, D'Onofrio is iconic, and the jokes play with a surprisingly consistent effectiveness for a summer sci-fi action blockbuster, a sub-genre of which this film remains one of the best.
This movie used to scare me as a kid. Yes, a comedy about secret alien life on earth scared me. I was only 3 at the time, cut me some slack! Nowadays, "Men in Black" is one of my favorite movies ever. It's funny, clever, and yes, a little bit scary. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones make an ingenious comedic pairing. Plus, Will Smith's song for the movie is so damn catchy!
This is just good ol' sci fi fun!
Nota = 7
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