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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…
This was the first movie I ever owned on DVD, which I received as a gift back in 2004. Being 9 years old, and since it was the only movie I owned on DVD for about ~6 months, I often found myself watching this most nights throughout the year and it quickly became the one movie I could quote every line from. Even today, the dialogue is witty, the characters memorable, and the CGI campy. It's a big part of sci-fi comedy, and one that doesn't deserve to be overlooked.
Men In Black not only works as a very funny buddy comedy, but also as a sci-fi action movie, and that gives the movie as a whole a bit of an edge to it, especially in comparison with the two sequels. Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith have great chemistry together, with lots of funny exchanges between the two. Also, the film does a nice job of bringing you into its world without trying to overexplain every little aspect. The special effects are really good, too. The story itself isn't anything groundbreaking, but it doesn't need to be; the point is it's executed quite well and never boring, and it's certainly head and shoulders above the second and third films.
Fun silliness with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones making an excellent team. I understand why they made a second one, pity they just rehashed this one.
Such a fun, clever action flick. Love the humor, it's intelligence, and the awesome special effects that still look good almost 20 years later.
90's weren't exactly a great decade for big budget cinema. Between Michael Bay noise-fests and Roland Emmerich destruction porns though, you can find charming oddities like "Last Action Hero" or this delightful sci-fi/comedy hybrid by Barry Sonnenfeld.
Beautifully written, economically edited and cast with licks of genuine inspiration. Yep, it's a good 90s blockbuster.
A really cool, comedic, spy, action film with 2 great leads, a great plot, and effects. Unfortunatelly the villan is not threatening at all and it comes off as cheesy sometimes
A great, funny sic-fi comedy. A family gem from the 90's. Hopefully, they'll never reboot it.
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