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…
"Well, first I was gonna pop this guy hanging from the street light, and I realized, y'know, he's just working out. I mean, how would I feel if somebody come runnin' in the gym and bust me in my ass while I'm on the treadmill? Then I saw this snarling beast guy, and I noticed he had a tissue in his hand, and I'm realizing, y'know, he's not snarling, he's sneezing. Y'know, ain't no real threat there. Then I saw little Tiffany. I'm thinking, y'know, eight-year-old white girl, middle of the ghetto, bunch of monsters, this time of night with quantum physics books? She about to start some shit, Zed. She's about eight years old, those books are WAY too advanced for her. If you ask me, I'd say she's up to something. And to be honest, I'd appreciate it if you eased up off my back about it."
After watching RIPD, I had to rewatch this classic to get the bad taste out of my mouth. It's madness that a film from 1997 has better effects than one from 2013.
Men In Black is one of my favourite sci-fi movies. Every second of this movie is fun and entertaining. Will Smith is at his very best here, he's charming and has some great lines. Tommy Lee Jones is his usual brilliant self, grouchy and lovable.
It's a wonderful film that amazed me when I first watched it as a child and while it doesn't amaze me anymore, it's still infinitely rewatchable and has some really awesome aliens in it.
I didn't really love this like I hoped I would, but it was good. This is mainly because it was entertaining from beginning to end, had some really funny moments, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are an excellent screen partnership (although that's old news) and the effects surprisingly held up. Even so, the plot is forgettable, while there are also some inconsistencies with the fictional world and a shallow female character. Still, I'm still glad that I finally got to watch the original film.
The brighter side of a dispassionate three-act structure is still kinda bleak. This particular structure has the impressive ability to multitask several ideas within a single frame, but too many of them come out bland and unfocused. Even "the galaxy"--which, while only a MacGuffin, is clearly meant to surprise and/or impress with its thinking--doesn't present itself with much distinction. It's a casualty of the bored clock-puncher's perspective, and nearly everyone (cast, crew and characters) subscribes to it. The only refugees are Smith and D'Onofrio: Smith, because he's the constant, keeping it light; and D'Onofrio, because he's busy trying to cave his own face in.
Will Smith at his best.
This film is a classic and still holds up fairly well. A great piece of science fiction/ comedy.
"If you would follow me, we have one more test and we'll be done here"
"Hey where are you going?"
"If you will just place your eyes here"
"Now, we are..."
"My teacher in middle school always seemed like a alien"
"Actually, she was."
It's been awhile since i've seen this one.
I have always been fascinated with the title “Men in Black”. Something about it just feels right when you are saying it, just like “Gone in 60 Seconds” or “Zenon: The Sequel”. The title lives up to all expectations, there are indeed men in black suits. What else could you possibly want? Aliens? Giant guns? A rap song by Will Smith? This film has all of that. Some of the special effects may not have aged well, but since the movie does not take itself too seriously, it just makes it more entertaining. “Men in Black” is an energetic film and is great if you are looking for something easy to watch.
"Oops,is that your auntie?"
Thanks to those humors which help me to release some stress from my studies.Mr.Smith's fans will be impressed with it.While,I will vote for Mr.Tommy Lee Jones.
Holds up mainly due to some brisk energy, Rick Baker's effects and the chemistry between Jones and Smith. A silly and weightless piffle, it's still a great deal of fun.
tons of fun, super funny, yet drags in some areas, villain was dreadedly boring, plot seemed much shorter than what i remember as a child.