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|Starring:||Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Bill Hader, Emma Thompson, Joseph R. Gannascoli, Alice Eve|
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An alien criminal kills the young Agent K in 1969, altering the timeline, changing the Agency and placing the Earth in danger.
Mek Torres 21 May 2013
It's been a decade since the last MIB film was released. We kind ofmissed the series even though Men In Black 2 wasn't really that good.In this sequel, it's pretty small and unnecessary but it still has thecharms and bright imagination. Great Performances and Solid Visuals. Italso has the same tone of the original Men In Black films. It's awonderful action, adventure movie with non-stop enjoyment.Thankfully, it does not follow the modern blockbuster roots and stayloyal to its own. By the way, this is a comical action film. It may notbe a large one but what matters here is the fun characters. Will Smithand Tommy Lee Jones still got it but who shines here is Josh Brolin. Hecan perfectly imitate the facial expression and voice of Agent K andit's a lot better when he's around.The plot sounds like a generic time traveling story, but there areimaginative and wonderful sequences in these. The humor is stillclever. There is still a heart. The action is not quite appealing butthe time jump scene was spectacular. A lot of people will be rootingfor the design of the villain, Boris the Animal. At first glance, youmight think it's creepy but you'll realize how awesome he actuallylooks.Blockbusters like this are now rare. Our usual modern blockbusters aregeneric and bland cookie-cutters that are easy to be forgotten. Thisactually stays to its own kind. It's comical, it has life, it cares tothe characters no matter how small and absurd the story is. Yes, it'ssmall, but there are so many merits that are worth seeing. Eitheryou're a fan of the series or not, you'll find it very enjoyable. TheMen in Black series is still imaginative and fun.
latro71 20 May 2013
Seriously? You have three massive acting talents in this movie and youcan't even write a meaningful scene. I understand this is supposed tobe lighthearted summer fare, but when your script doesn't even allowWil Smith a laugh, you are in deep, deep trouble. The interactionbetween the two main characters, whom we know so very well by now, isnot dynamic, playful, or engaging. It is abrasive, annoying, and toxic.It doesn't make you laugh, it makes you cringe. Fourteen years ofworking together to fend off alien menaces and these two don't can'tengage one another. Shabby writing beefed up by expensive effects. Theplot...what plot? We sat through this movie so that we could find outalong with Agent J that hid dad was murdered by an alien during arocket launch? and K hid this from him why? I sat through GreenLantern's entirety and yet I almost walked out of this "film" if I mayuse the term so poorly. Terrible to see someone as talented as TommyLee Jones in another horrible movie. This one makes me eager to see hissequel to the cheerleader chaperone vehicle. Who the hell is hisagent???
Sergio Campanale 18 May 2013
WARNING! Â THIS REVIEW GIVES THE ENDING AWAY! The original "Men inBlack" was a small, quirky comedy that grabbed the public's imaginationand became a cultural phenomenon, and like the contemporary "AustinPowers, international man of mystery", it became a victim of its ownsuccess, with its own spin-off series and a sequel that was overstuffedand tried too hard to please. When news came of the 3rd instalment 10years after the last sequel, it really did seem like a desperateattempt to cash in on a once-vital franchise, especially as it came in3-D. Stories about script difficulties and production problems loweredexpectations even further. The film itself therefore is something of apleasant surprise, an "MIB" movie for sure, but one that doesn't justtry to dazzle us with the goodies. After all, we've already seen theweird aliens at "Ellis island" and the freaky creatures disguised ashumans thing before all the way through 1 and 2. More of the same wouldhave made it look stale and dull. Instead it does something very bravefor a summer tent-pole movie, it tells a very human story. As in MIB2,it is K who is the engine of the plot, with a tragedy in his past thekey to resolving a modern crisis. Boris the Animal, well played by theincreasingly high profile Jermaine Clement, is the villain, though heexists more as something to be stopped, the enemy who is the catalystfor the tragedy of the piece, so he makes an impression but the film isnot about him. Josh Brolin, whose appearance has been the source ofmuch of MIB3s marketing and spin, imitates Tommy Lee Jones brilliantly,but it is never as a gimmick. He is a special effect that allows J tointeract with the younger K in 1969, but you soon forget it is animpression, which is exactly as it should be. As in the first 2, thereis a race against time and clues to follow along the city, but thatstandard ticking clock thriller model again takes a back seat to thehuman story between J and K. The action, while exciting (the wheel-bike chase for example) is quite thinly spread out and any action-fanseeking a mindless shoot-em-up will be disappointed here. Griffin, the5th dimensional being who can see the many possible futures in thespace time continuum is like a mixture between Robin Williams and DrManhattan (Michael Stuhlberg does an imitation of the younger RobinWilliams that's almost as uncanny as Brolin's take on TLJ) is the "3rd"wheel that is picked up along the way, and becomes the Greek chorus tothe unfolding story and its implications. Griffin, unlike the previous2 "3rd wheels" is a man, and with the exception of Emma Thompson's newboss "O" (and her perky 1969 version played by Alice Eve) who alsodoubles as the undisclosed former romantic partner for K, there are nofemales in any prominent roles and no love interest. The 1969 settingcould have been played for cheap nostalgia laughs effect as it was soregrettably in "Dark Shadows", but apart from a few race jokes and avisit to Andy Warhol's factory, little is made of it, which is a goodmove as it is the story we care about here not the music or fashions.WARNING- THIS PART TALKS ABOUT THE ENDINGÂ The films ending is wherethe human story plays itself out. The mission is simple enough, put the"Ark-shield" device in the nose cone of the about-to-take off Apollo 11so it can protect against the future invasion of Earth, fighting the 2versions of Boris (1969 and 2012) who are trying to stop them in abattle on the rocket's launch rigging that other critics have alreadynoted for its evident "Casino Royale" inspiration. But though it is asatisfactory action ending, it is really just the stage on which thestories true focus plays out. The film has wisely been building up asense of dread, of impending tragedy culminating at the launch, andhelplessly we wait to watch this dark fate play out. That tragedy turnsout to be of an almost "12 Monkeys" nature, as J, who remains a passivewitness from afar, observes his father, an army colonel in charge oflaunch defence, sacrifice himself to save K from the vengeful Boris,making K swear to look after his son, who at that moment is a 5 yearold J waiting in the car. K neutralises him, removing all memory of thetragedy, but also of his father, and promises to look out for him, sointertwining their fates forever. It is a moment played out withgravitas and pathos, the face of the future explained by looking to amoment in the past, and the relationship between K and J that has beenthe engine of the entire franchise now suddenly revealed in its truenature for the first time. Back in 2012, we see that K has never reallychanged from that bright cheerful 1969 version, that his trademarkcragginess and surliness around J is the price of knowing the terribleprice paid for his life, the awful secret he was carrying with him allthese years. The film ends in a wonderful moment of catharsis as forthe first time they truly know each other, and a new future promisedfor a 15 year old partnership. For a film that looked like a desperateattempt to ring some box office, it instead becomes the ultimateprequel, and a moving human story. Let us hope it does not pay theprice at the box office for it
Boba_Fett1138 18 May 2013
Seems that this movie is a case of you will either like or youcompletely won't. Surpsingly enough I quite liked it! Surprising, sinceI'm not even really a big Men in Black fan.I really do think that the reason why I liked this movie was because itwas being less silly and over-the-top than the previous twoinstallments. There still is plenty of fun and comedy presentthroughout the movie but just not too much of the silly kind. It letsthe movie feel less forced, which all made it more enjoyable to watch.At least for me it really did!But having said that, it still is a true Men in Black movie, with somefamiliar moments in it, which the fans will surely appreciate. Butreally not everything is the same this time around and I applaud themovie for actually doing some new stuff, even though not everythingworks out that well of course. Even though this movie still has the same style and tone as theprevious two Men in Black movies, some things still have really changedin this movie. For one, I feel that this movie is less about the aliensand science-fiction and more about its human characters this time. Jand K are the true center of the movie and there aren't that manydistractions from their stories. Another clear and big difference isthe K character, who this time gets mostly played by Josh Brolin, whoplays the younger version of the character that got and gets played byTommy Lee Jones.The greatest strength of the Men in Black series to me had always beenthe chemistry and dynamic between Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Itmade the movies fun and memorable but let me tell you that Tommy LeeJones isn't even missed! Tommy Lee Jones still shows up but really fora surprising short amount of time. But the reason why you won't misshim from the rest of the movie is because Josh Brolin simply IS TommyLee Jones. He impersonates him perfectly and even looks and sounds likea young Tommy Lee Jones.But really, like all Men in Black movies, it remains a far from perfectone. The one thing that is mostly keeping this movie down is its story.Not only doesn't it explore its whole time travel concept thoroughlyenough but it also suffers from the exact same thing that all of theMen in Black movies suffer from; its villainous plot.Really not all that much wrong with is main villain but his plot iskind of weak and feels underdeveloped and even somewhat secondary forthe movie. You never get a sense of treat or urgency, simply becauseyou don't always exactly know what is going on and you basicallyalready know beforehand what the movie is going to do and heading forwith its main plot line. It's all some typical stuff and the movieoffers very little surprises, even if you don't exactly understand whatits main story is all about.The movie is nothing too great but it surely is a lot of fun andentertaining to watch, which does compensates a lot!7/10 http://bobafett1138.blogspot.com/
selarom-yar 18 May 2013
I have to say that when I saw the flick that it was a good one. It hassome moments that were great and there were some that was not great andslowed down the pace of the move. There is a great twist and revelationin the movie and once you know what it is, it will clear up manyquestions that you might have had or just wondered about. All together it is a well made movie and it was well worth the cashthat you will plunk down. The 3D was post production and thus it is agimmick to get you to spend more money, see it in standard and save themoney.Enjoy!
Marc Davis 17 May 2013
So the men in black are back and as vigilant as ever in their quest tomaintain order among Earth's secret population of extraterrestrialbeings. Only this time we're going back to 1969 to stop our villainBoris the Animal (Jermaine Clement) from killing Agent K in the pastand from destroying Earth in the present.Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones fill their usual roles as Agent J andAgent K, respectively. However, this film sees the addition of JoshBrolin (No Country for Old Men, W., Milk, etc.) as the younger Agent Kin 1969. Brolin is brilliant in his role as the younger Agent K, and hepicks up Tommy Lee Jones' characteristics very well, almost making itlook too easy. However, for some reason I just felt like with Tommy Leebeing an official senior citizen these days, his character should havelooked considerably younger than what Brolin was able to portray forthe 1969 scenes. Based on Tommy Lee's age, if I do my math right, thatmeans Agent K would have been around 23 years old in 1969. Brolin at 44years old, is much too old to play Agent K in 1969. That's a huge agedifference that can't be overlooked. Otherwise, Brolin did an excellentjob.As usual in this franchise, the aliens are overly exaggerated and thespecial effects are comical, but the plot is decent enough and Smithand Brolin have great chemistry. There's also a touching plot twistnear the end, if not highly unlikely.I hear there is another sequel in the works. If so, I think Brolinshould take over for Tommy Lee Jones... Maybe taking place sometime inthe late '80s or early '90s, a time period more age-appropriate forBrolin as Agent K. He looks great in this role and maybe it's time fora fresh start. Hey, we could even get Jaden to take over for Will...Well, maybe not.Anyway, I'm not a big fan of the franchise but I did like thisinstallment. It's worth a look.
redeyedtreefrog 13 May 2013
I loved Men in Black, Men in Black II was okay but not as good. Mybrother-in-law was wrong about Men in Black 3. He didn't like it. Hedidn't like the fact that Tommy Lee Jones was not in it except in thebeginning and end. I loved the aliens from the previous two movies butI really enjoyed the strong story line in this one. I love the visionof the 1960's - jet packs, awesome motorcycles and a giganticneuralizer. Josh Brolin was a perfect young K - chemistry wise, voice,mannerisms, etc. The humor was wonderful, sometimes with great subtlyand sometimes in your face. I like Emma Thompson and liked seeing herthis sci-fi humor role. It is well worth seeing, I think I want to addit to my collection.
Philip E. Bateson Jr. 13 May 2013
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. watched it because of willsmith, but for a three-quel, i thought it took the space alien fightingMIB and created a new-ish story.I really liked Griff, his spacey personality really sold that "allpossible time lines" aspect of his character.As a person fascinated with time travel and inter-dimensionalism ireally felt like they used space time accurately to tell the story.aside from bill and ted's, no other time travel movie has really nailedthe dominant time line theory with any sort of consistency. If youhaven't watched this movie, but really like time travel movies, i thinkyou will enjoy it.
thinker1691 12 May 2013
The Men from the Top secret Organization are back in this new filmcalled " Men in Black III" and I mean Way, , ,back. Directed by BarrySonnenfel this story was written by Etan Cohen. It seems a dangerouscreature called Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) has escapedincarceration on a maximum prison planet and has a most diabolic planto travel back in time to get even with the man who put him in prison.Will Smith returns as Agent J and Tommy Lee Jones reprises his role asAgent K with Josh Brolin playing a younger version of himself. Audiencemembers have to pay close attention to this action oriented, fun-filledcaper as the agents have to chase themselves through time, hoping thatthey can remember enough to save themselves and the world. The movie isexciting in more ways than one. What with super gadgets and speedtravel in multiple frames of history to deal with, this movie unravelsat the speed of excitement. For eye-candy we are offered Emma Thompsonas Agent O and plenty of recoil as the movie progresses. All in all,this is a good film with heart touching scenes as friendship is put onthe line. Great comeback for the principals. ****
Christian_Dimartino 12 May 2013
It's been 10 years since we last saw Agent J(Will Smith) and AgentK(Tommy Lee Jones) whooping alien ass in Men in Black II. So I didn'tknow what people were going to think of Men in Black 3, the latest andprobably last film in the series. We waited a long time, consideringthe original came out 15 years ago. But I guess it takes 10 years tomake a sequel this good.Agent J has to travel back in time to 1969 to rescue Agent K afterBoris the animal(Jemaine Clement), an animal who lost his arm due to K,travels back in time and kills K. There he meets a young K(thebrilliant Josh Brolin) who doesn't know that he's going to bite thedust in a day.Men in Black 3 is a wonderful film. It's a reminder of what makes theseries special, but this is the special one. Men in black 3 isoccasionally hilarious and clever, with a large heart and great visualeffects. Even after 10 years, the men in black aren't dust in the wind.Brolin steals the show. He previously played Tommy Lee Jones' son in NoCountry for Old Men, but here he gets to be him, and he nails it.Smith, who disappeared for a couple of years, still has the samecharisma that he always brings to the party.You may not know what quite to expect from the film. But trust me,invest your time with Agent J and K, and young K too. I had a blast.Usually a series runs out of steam by the third film. But this onedoesn't run out of steam; it tops the series. So, is it a bad movie? Inthe words of Smith: "Ah hell nah!" A-
griffolyon12 10 May 2013
Agents J and K return for this third outing in the Men in Blackfranchise. While Men in Black 3 does not feel warranted, it's aharmless enough movie that somewhat makes up for the horrendous Men inBlack 2.When an alien named Boris escapes from a prison on the moon, he travelsback in time and erases K from modern existence, with J being the onlyperson remembering K. Like Back to the Future, J must travel back intime to save K, and alas this is all you need to know about Men inBlack 3.There really isn't much more depth to this movie, and there are manyplot holes to the time travel presented here. Why is J the only onethat remembers K? Sure, they say that's because he was there in thepast when what happened to K happened, but it still makes littlelogical sense. Time travel is tricky, and if you can't iron out theholes, perhaps it's best not attempted. Even still, it gives us the joyof seeing Josh Brolin play a young Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K in 1969.What's most impressive is that Brolin actually manages to make thecharacter his own, while still honoring Tommy Lee Jones, and in manyways he's actually more charismatic and more likable as the character.As for Will Smith, his schtick is starting to get a touch old, with afew too many wisecracks that don't really hit their mark, as well, theaction is fairly trite and uninspired. Even with all this said, it'sstill a mildly entertaining film (key word: mildly).The jokes regarding Andy Warhol and Mic Jagger are spot on, thecharacter of Griffin the alien who can see all possible futures isoriginal and is the highlight of the film thanks to the humor heevokes, not to mention the fact that the ending is actually quiteemotional and feels earned. However, none of this really answers thequestion as to why this movie exists in the first place. While thefirst Men in Black was fairly good, the second one wasn't, and it'ssimply because the characters of J and K were so one note to beginwith, there wasn't much more room to go. While the characters don't getmany new layers in Men in Black 3, they get just enough to make thismovie watchable, especially if you have an affinity for the original,such as myself, and if you don't, this one's going to do nothing foryou.I give Men in Black 3 a 6 out of 10!
abhinav7331 10 May 2013
Ahh! I was excited when i came to know about the sequel of MIB and hadhuge expectations from the third installment but as soon i watched themovie i felt like they could have made it much better. coming to themovie, the story is okay not so new concept but "where are themonsters/Aliens", the dialogs were cheesy and rather boring and not solike in the first and second movie. there are very few moments orpractically saying no good comedy scene and i felt like i was watchingsome drama movie. The acting was exceptional but avoid this movie ifyou enjoyed MIB 1 and 2.I would rather watch MIB 1 or 2 rather than this sequel.not certainly a real MIB deal.But still, i give it a score of 6/10.
judy 06 May 2013
Went to MIB III because it got a fresh ratings on Rottentomatoe.com(well just barely). This movie was just okay. It's too bad to since ithas good actors in it: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Emma Thompson andJosh Brolin. Speaking of Josh Brolin, he practically steals the wholemovie from both Jones and Smith. His young agent K is one of themovie's highlights. The villain, Boris the animal is also a brightspot. What wasn't so bright was the humor. The jokes just weren'tpunching and no one in the audience was laughing. That's bad for amovie like this. The aliens were so so. The best in fact was the onewho looked most human, Griffen. The special effects were all thingswe'd seen before and the time travel stuff also wasn't that innovative.Incorporating a certain historical event could also have been donebetter and it seems that in 1969 people weren't really very observantcause I might have noticed a few things and they didn't neuralizeeveryone who should have seen things.
dlbach1 05 May 2013
Really sorry I spent the money to rent this movie on iTunes. It is finethat they didn't use a lot of the same people/aliens as used in thefirst two movies, but to alter the characters of the main charactersjust didn't seem real.In Men In Black filmed in 1997, Agent K was still hung up on hisgirlfriend he had to leave behind when he joined MIB in 1962. However,in MIB3 when J jumps back to 1969, Agent K has completely forgotten hisgirlfriend and is hung up on a fellow agent who later becomes his boss.Also in the first movie, K had a taste for Elvis and the Beatles, inthis one he all of a sudden prefers cowboy music.Another oddity in this film is that J has a photo of Frank the pughanging over his bed. This seems to be completely out of character forhim.The first two movies seemed to be more about getting rid of the badelement and preserving harmony between humans and aliens on Earth. Thismovie in past and present elements seemed to be more about kill as manyaliens as you possibly can.Historically speaking, in 1969 a black man would not have been highranking in the US military with white men answering to him.This will be one Men In Black I will not be adding to my collection.
Van Roberts 05 May 2013
"Men in Black 3" may be Tommy Lee Jones' last "Men in Black" movie. TheOscar winning "Fugitive" actor makes what amounts to a glorified cameoin the second sequel. He shows up for about fifteen minutes during thefirst act of this amusing, but tonally uneven farce and then disappearsuntil about the last ten minutes of act three. Presumably, Jones wasn'tagile enough to impersonate himself as a younger man in act two of thislively sequel. Consequently, "Men in Black" director Barry Sonnenfeldcast Josh Brolin as a younger Agent K for the contrived time travelplot in "Tropic Thunder" scenarist Etan Cohen's inventive butconvoluted screenplay. Things seem considerably more realistic in "Menin Black 3" as the vengeful villain takes advantage of time travel totrip back to July 1969 and knock off Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) meremoments before the historic Apollo Moon launch. Meaning, since Agent Kwould no longer exist, Agent K couldn't have recruited Agent J.Remember, in "Men in Black" (1997), Agent K recruited plainclothes NYPDdetective James Darrell Edwards III (Will Smith of "Independence Day")for his fleet-footed pursuit of an alien. "Men in Black 3" takes someoutrageous liberties with time travel that haven't been handled in sucha zany fashion.Basically, "Men in Black 3" resembles the 1946 classic "It's AWonderful Life" (1946) where James Stewart learns about the chaos thatwill ensue if he commits suicide. Unlike the James Stewart hero, AgentK must survive a murder attempt on his life or chaos will engulf Earth.A buffed-up Mick Jigger look-alike bad man named Boris the Animal hasdreamed about killing Agent K. Bad-tempered Boris is an alien who hasgoggles instead of eyeballs, gnarly-looking teeth, a Darth Vaderbaritone voice, and multi-toed feet and harbors a crab-like critter inhis hand. He likes to discharge deadly thorns from his hand, and histrademark line of dialogue is "Let's agree to disagree." Unless Agent Jcan run interference for Agent K, the world as we know it is doomed. Itseems that Agent K was instrumental in averting an alien invasion ofEarth with a small gizmo that gives off an emerald glow. He has toplant it atop the Apollo Moon rocket so it can be boosted into outerspace. Of course, Boris both before and after the Lunar Max escapeturns up to complicate Agent K's efforts. They battle like titans atopthe gantry as the launch countdown reaches the two minute warning mark."Men in Black" opens in Lunar Max, a maximum security prison on theMoon, built to confine the worst scum in the galaxy. Beastly Boris theAnimal (Jemaine Clement of "Dinner for Schmucks") thwarts an army ofheavily armed guards with the help of a woman carrying a pink cake, andmanages to break out. Just when the guards think they have Boriscornered, this larger-than-life villain surprises them with a stuntthat staggers the imagination. Now, freed after 40 years of captivity,Boris decides to pay back the man who not only put him behind bars butalso blew off part of his left arm. Of course, Boris' quarry is noneother than resourceful Agent K. Agent K's only regret is that he didn'tice Boris when he had a chance. Mysteriously, Agent K vanishes withouta trace, and Agent J gets the shock of his life at MiB Headquarterswhen he learns that Agent K has been dead for 40 years.The original "Men in Black" offered a pleasant change-of-pace forscience fiction fans. Essentially, this silly, "Far Side" satirecleverly combined the police procedural TV show "Dragnet" with the"Star Wars" cantina scene. Sonnenfeld has helmed all three "Men inBlack" epics. Along the way, he has made some changes. Not only doesSonnenfeld eliminate Zed, but he also has replaced Zed with a youngerwoman. For example, Zed (Rip Torn) has died, and Agent K delivers acryptic but dispassionate eulogy. Agent O (Emma Thompson) replaces Zed.Later, we learn that Agent K and Agent O were romantically involved.Unfortunately, the filmmakers fail to make the standard-issue, alieninvasion of Earth plot feel refreshing. Sonnenfeld and Cohen doeverything to raise the stakes in this outlandish sequel. Although somechanges are obvious and accounted for, others are not so clear-cut,particularly the liberties taken with time travel.The biggest change involves the scope of "MIB 3." Although theadversary is an alien, little about Boris prompts laughs. The decisionto go into the past makes "Men in Black 3" different from the previoustwo films. Sonnenfeld and Cohen allow Boris to take things right downto the wire. "Men in Black 3" is the tail chasing the dog, but it is soenergetic that you can ignore its lapses in logic. Brolin and Smith arecharismatic enough even when the plot stumbles from one big set-pieceto another. Some critics have skewered the logic of the time travelplot. How can two characters and their counterparts inhabit the sametime and setting without negating their alter-egos? For that matter,how is it that Agent J can remain a Man in Black if Agent K weren'taround to recruit him? After Sonnenfeld and Cohen resolve theend-of-the-world plot, they cap off "Men in Black 3" with a hopelesslycontrived ending that brings the franchise full circle. The closurethat comes with the return of Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K has an eeriesense of finality. Happily, "Men in Black 3" boasts some novel gadgets,like a motorcycle with one giant wheel that the motorists rides insideand jet-packs that resemble chrome-plated Geminicapsules.Comparatively, "Men in Black 3" surpasses "Men in Black 2,"but lacks the spontaneity of "Men in Black." Josh Brolin ushers in somerefreshing vitality with his inspired performance as Agent K, and theambitious plot resembles a sci-fi, James Bond escapade rather than agoofy actioneer.
blueblaze360 04 May 2013
I watched this movie thinking it was to be another fun Men in Blackmovie... Something that could be enjoyed by the whole family, young andold. I was wrong. Besides being boring (it may have picked up later inthe movie, but I stopped watching half way through), it was full ofracism, bad jokes and a dubious representation of the time most of themovie was set (the late 60s). Needless to say, I didn't laugh once andwas probably more annoyed than amused. The Fresh Prince has gotten old and I would have hoped Will Smithmatured beyond this kind of role. At 44 he's still acting like ajuvenile for the cameras. Still, it was ultimately the writers anddirector's responsibility to make the movie palatable for its targetaudience (??). It's been 10+ years since the first movie was released,you'd think they would have tried to mature Agent J's character alittle...or hire somebody younger to fill the role. Tommy Lee Jones was bland, but what would you expect? Etan Cohen andBarry Sonnenfeld are probably to blame most for this stinker, as theywrote and directed it. To summarize: If you are expecting a fun family friendly movie, this isnot it.
The_Movie_Cat 04 May 2013
15 years earlier the original comic book adaptation of Men In Black hadbeen a reasonably fluffy, lightweight distraction that comfortablypassed an hour and forty minutes. The much-lambasted sequel continuedin the same vein, and it's perhaps difficult to see why it's regardedas being so inferior to the original, given that both are justformulaic popcorn munchers.This third movie in the resurrected franchise commendably triessomething new, though does look tired. It doesn't help that Smith'sschtick is now so predictable and by-the-numbers, and his assault of aninterviewee at one press junket for kissing him does rather pull downthe curtain on Will's media friendly facade. The fact that Smith couldgo from losing his temper to PR Will in just a couple of seconds doesdisplay how much artifice goes into the whole package, and howcontrived the act really is. It doesn't help that Tommy Lee Jonesspends the movie looking like he'd rather be somewhere else, making ita somewhat laboured opening.Thankfully the time travel excursion to the 1960s and Josh Brolin'sinvolvement perk things up considerably. There's still the lazy laughsand the dodgy racial profiling of Asian minorities (who, unlike Smith,aren't granted effacing empowerment), though the language andsuggestive content is less family-friendly than a decade previously.But what's missing more than anything is an inane-but-catchy rap fromSmith to bookend the entire thing. I guess this is one time that SmithDID leave us hangin' without bringin' us the fun again.Yet what turns this entire thing around and makes it arguably the bestin the series is a genuinely startling twist in the final ten minutes,one which, although signposted, the viewer didn't see coming becauseit's unexpected in a movie of this nature. Suddenly the no-brain pieceof fluff retroactively fits itself and its former instalments with asense of previously unexplored depth and motivation. It's so out ofleft-field for such a throwaway box office endeavour that it'sgenuinely surprising and makes you re-evaluate what you've just beenwatching. There may be life in this series yet, even if there isn't inLee Jones' performance.
SnakesOnAnAfricanPlain 04 May 2013
After the awful MIB II undid the powerful end of the first film, Iwasn't hoping for too much where this third film was concerned. I waspleasantly surprised. The film follows J and K after the escape of avillain known as Boris The Animal escapes a high security prison on themoon. Boris goes back in time to kill K, so J must go further back tostop him. There he meets a young agent K, played by Josh Brolin. Thetime travel plot could be hokey and annoying, as they often are, butMen In Black III tries really hard to ignore the science, but make it avaluable part of the plot. Brolin is magnificent at his Jonesimpersonation, which is essential as it immediately creates the samechemistry Smith has with Jones. I never once saw Brolin in this film,just a younger Jones. There are a number of fun sequences andinteresting ideas, including a character that can experience all timeand all possible realities at once. Jemaine Clement is a bit confusingas the villain, as you can't tell if he is trying to be scary or funny.When it seems like he is trying to be scary he is actually funny andvice versa. The effects were very creative at times, but it triedplaying up to the 3D a bit too often. Hopefully this will be the lastas the ending did tie it together nicely. A good, fun sequel, thatavoids just rehashing the exploits of the first or second films.
dromasca 02 May 2013
Men In Black are back. 15 years after the first (and best) film in theseries Hollywood tries to squeeze some more dollars from the sameidea.Sequels are never easy to do. You need both to ensure continuityand bring back what the audiences love in the original and invent sothat the repetition does not bring exhaustion and disappointment. Bestexamples of success like The Godfather or Star Wars were complexstories spreading over generations, developing memorable characters andbringing to screen new emotions and passions in each one of the newinstallments, even if they not all were as best as the initial films.Well, MIB is no Godfather or Star Wars, neither is Barry Sonnenfeld aScorsese or George Lucas. Men In Black III has more downs than ups.The good news first? Well, it's available (also) on 3D. Don't forget toorder 3D tickets as I did, as many of the screenings are banal 2D. Hint- the tickets on 3D are even more expensive that usual. Two new actorsjoin the team - Josh Brolin doing a fine job as a young version ofTommy Lee Jones' character (yes, good guess, there is some time travelinvolved) and Emma Thompson who is always lovely to see, even when shehas a too thin part as here. The less than good news? Well, there areno surprises, no new jokes to remember, no ideas that make the filmreally different or funnier or scarier than the previous series. Theretro parts are very much the same we have seen in scores of otherfilms since Back to the Future, the bad guy has bad teeth, and thestory has holes as big as the cosmic warps with a touch of melodramathat does not add really anything good.Is it worth paying the ticket to see the film in theaters? Well, maybeyes, if you are in 'just' for entertainment and you are ready to acceptconventions and to put logic to rest for a couple of hours, than youhave chances to enjoy the film. If you are a MIB aficionado you will goand see it anyway, so I can just wish you to have fun!
Dippy_Awadh 01 May 2013
Hollywood movies have grown up a lot and are becoming more mainstream.The problem is the standard Hollywood movie has to follow a strictformula, with very little room for experimentation. This movie appearedto try to push some of those boundaries, but with little result. Theplot line starts off normal, the FOB character is far from believable.His character would be a FOB in America, the way he's portrayed. Thecharacters are very plastic and predictable.The music and comedy scenes were nice, modern and fun. The supportingcharacters were the best part of the movie. This "party" takes upalmost 1/3 of the movie and nothing goes on really, leaving you waitingfor the traditional ending "big speech". When it arrives, it makes nosense, and if ANYONE can understand the main character's point from hisdialog at the "big speech" then send it to the production company forinclusion on the video jacket. It might raise the rating a notch ortwo. Fans of Hollywood will find this average, fans of comedy willforget it within hours and fans of movies will find it WAY belowaverage.