In both 1997 and 2002, we watched the Men in Black monitoring aliens on earth and ten years later the fun continues with Men in Black 3. The film begins with Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clements) breaking out of a high security one man prison on the moon and transporting back in time to 1969 to kill a young Agent K (Josh Brolin). In the meantime, Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) are at a memorial service for their old chief. Immediately following the memorial, they were congratulating the new chief, Agent O (Emma Thompson). (I really like how easy it is to spell all of the agent’s names.) Agent J can’t find Agent K and most of the people in the MIB office either don’t know him or don’t remember Agent J. He finally realizes Boris has gone back in time to 1969 to kill his partner, so he travels back to save Agent K, the agency and the world. (Are you confused yet?) It’s very hard to keep any sequel fresh which was evident in MIB 2, but director Barry Sonnenfeld found a way. First, the time travel back to 1969 shows us a different time period, diverse aliens and a new actor in the series. Josh Brolin is perfect as a young Tommy Lee Jones with his deadpan dialogue and according to my wife the always present scowl. Yes, it’s fun but the story overall is predictable and just lacks the humor that was in the first film. It lacked the variety of aliens, most of the gadgets, and I wanted to see (no pun intended) more of Frank the Dog. This film had a hard time receiving the green light to become a reality and even though it’s entertaining, it really needs to be the last one. I’m going to give this buddy comedy a B- rating.
This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.