Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Men In Black 3

Year: 2012
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Michael Stuhlbarg

Plot: When a hostile alien known as Boris the Animal travels back in time and kills Agent K, Agent J must go back in time as well to save him and stop history from being altered.

Review: I must say that I've never really been a fan of the Men In Black films. I always considered them too weird for my liking. But as it so happens, I couldn't get tickets for Snow White and The Huntsman last Sunday, so I had to settle for this.

And as it turns out, MIB3 isn't half bad after all. Will Smith thankfully isn't as annoying as he usually is, and even better news is that he makes a good team with Josh Brolin, who plays the younger Agent K. Tommy Lee Jones on the other hand, doesn't get much screentime, but it's probably for the best since his age is really starting to show.

As with all MIB films, things tend to get really weird, with all the strange aliens going around. But to my relief, I didn't find it disgusting this time. The action is just average, but nothing to complain about. 

Credit must be given to Brolin for a spot on imitation of Jones' Agent K, from the deadpan delivery right down to the accent. Jemaine Clement makes an excellent villain as Boris, being intimidating and funny at the same time. Emma Thompson has a nice turn as the new chief, Agent O.

Plotwise, it isn't very original, but Sonnenfeld and co manage to surprise the audience with a twist in the climax that will actually make you care about our heroes.

All in all, MIB3 turned out to be more watchable than I expected. I sure as hell can't recall MIB2, so this instalment is a welcome addition to the franchise, and hopefully the last one. They ought to just quit while they're ahead. (3.5/5)

1 comment:

Tina Ambani said...

Its better than part 2, Josh Brolins performance is extraordinary,Special effects are the same as in the earlier parts.The end doesnt make much sense after all the earlier sentimental buildup since it shouldnt affect agent K so much, still ok.
Dont know why this is in 3D there are no effects of that sort, in fact the best 3D scenes were in the trailer of Amazing Spiderman!


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