Men in Black: International

Men in Black: International ★½

In theory, a reboot of the Men in Black franchise starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson might have some potential, but it’s absolutely wasted here and leads the film to feel unnecessary. It takes everything that the original trilogy did well and throws it away. Hemsworth and Thompson don’t have much chemistry, and the fact that they aren’t given all that much to work with in terms of character doesn’t help much of anything. This movie also has the distinction of both feeling like it’s putting too much in, and not putting in enough. It doesn’t help that the plot is largely boring, and that the big twist is so predictable. Some of the special effects are fine, but it’s not enough to make up for the rest of the movie. It lacks the heart and weirdness of the original trilogy, which is its biggest downfall. This is a forgettable mess of a movie that should have been much better than what we got.