As summer really starts to come into full swing, theatres are going to be jumping with big time films just about every weekend. Marvel’s The Avengers started things off early in May, and now on May 25, 2012, it was time for Men In Black III to show their stuff. While the Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin starring action-comedy is much better than the second film, it’s doesn’t quite live up to the awesomeness of the first.
MIB 3 takes Agents K (Jones) and J (Smith) and pits them up against one of the strongest forces in the universe, an alien named Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement). After realizing that Boris has broken out of prison after 40 years, Agent J knows that something big is about to happen and it could reveal a true unknown secret of the universe.
One that Agent J knows nothing about.
Boris has a score to settle with Agent K and vows revenge by going back in time to kill him so that he take over Earth. Upon doing so, it upsets the future for everyone including Agent J who must now travel back in time as well to save Agent K and stop Boris at all costs. It also means teaming up with a younger Agent K (Brolin) so that he can help save himself.
Did you get all that?
The film’s premise is quite simple and is very Back to the Future oriented, but throws in a bunch of aliens and some comedy. Actually, the comedy is lessened in this Men In Black film as opposed to the first two and seems to focus more on a storyline. It’s a storyline that actually ties all three films together from the beginning and seems to put an end to this franchise.
While Jones is one of the main characters, he actually has very little screen time since his version of Agent K fails to exist once Agent J goes back in time. That is where Brolin steps in and he certainly steals the screen. His impression of Jones is spot on from the mannerisms, facial expressions, and an incredible likeness of the voice.
Brolin also is the one that takes on the dry humored wit of Agent K and turns it into his own. Smith of course has some great one-liners and continues to impress as he usually does in about everything he does.
Men In Black III is one of those films that is a lot of fun to watch, but has a few moments here and there that appear to just exist. They don’t drag because the movie is less than two hours long, but they seem to be a tad awkward. A few jokes fall flat and get no laughs making the scenes stand out for all the wrong reasons.
When all is said and done though, MIB 3 is enjoyable and does a great job of seemingly pulling the franchise to a close, but one never really knows with Hollywood. While you may think the first half of the film is a little lackluster, it’s the final half an hour that is well worth having watched all three Men In Black films.
Men In Black III hit theatres in 2D, 3D, and 3D IMAX on May 25, 2012 and stars Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson, Alice Eve, Nicole Scherzinger, and Bill Hader.
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