REVIEW: Men in Black 3
Men in Black 3. 103 minutes. Rating: General. Director: Barry Sonnenfeld. Starring: Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones
Thursday 31 May 2012, 02:36PM
The Men in Black, Agent J and Agent K, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones’s alien-capturing characters, are reunited once again in the third installment of the light-hearted alien adventure.
It’s been 10 long years and a plethora of alien movies and special effect advancements since the dire sequel, however the good news is that this effort is not as bad as its predecessor.
The first Men in Black was a hugely successful movie, it was funny, it looked good, seemed fresh and just worked.
The second was none of these things. The third lies somewhere in the middle between good and terrible. It’s a little ridiculous and at times quite odd.
The premise of this installment is that Agent J (Smith) must return to the past, 1969 to be specific, to save Jones’ character Agent K.
He travels through time to defeat the film’s villain, Boris the Animal. He encounters the young Agent K and has to convince him that he is indeed from the future and must make his mother and father fall in love at the school ball. Oh no, wait.
Together, the two have to work together to stop Boris, before the entire future changes and world is overtaken by Boris’ fellow aliens. Along the way, Agent J learns far more about his partner than he ever knew after working with him for years in the present day.
This is a movie well worthy of a watch, and goes some way to redeem the franchise from the ordeal of Men in Black 2.