Men in Black 3 Movie Review:
The boys are back, and in true fashion, the magic that’s Men in Black hits it on the head once again.
Men in Black 3 stars Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin. Smith and Jones reprise their roles of Agents J and K while Brolin preprises (is that a word?) the role of a young Agent K. Michael Stuhlbarg also stars as Griffin.
It’s directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, who reprises his directorial role.
The movie starts out in present day with a prison break by Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement). He makes this break from an MiB prison on the moon. We next check in on J and K pursuing the usual alien fracas but the next day, when J returns to MiB headquarters, no one knows who K is.
They figure out that Boris has gone back in time to kill K and J has to head back in time to prevent that from happening. Again… or never… or something tricky like that when you’re dealing with time anomalies.
And the fun goes from there.
I’m irked I let movie reviews dissuade me from seeing this in the movie theater. Some reviews I saw when this movie was in theaters, banged on it because it was more of the same. And that’s exactly why it was just as fun as the first two. Because it’s exactly as fun as the first two.
The movie not only catches the magic of the franchise, but they even use the same font in the opening credits with the same catchy little theme. Those two factors alone take the movie fan right back to the feel of the franchise.
And the fan won’t be disappointed.
If you like the franchise, I think you’ll enjoy this flip back into the franchise with J’s “time jump,” or Brolin’s incredibly entertaining portrayal of a young agent K. It almost felt like Jones was playing Brolin playing Jones.
This film is a fun rental or a decent purchase to add to your collection.
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This might be a bit of a spoiler, but Rip Torn who played MiB boss Zed is not in the film. They reference him but Torn’s commanding presence is not there. And I can’t decide if that’s because he’s 81 years old or because of the sum of his legal problems. The legal issues being his dui’s in 2004, 06 or 08, but maybe his breaking into a Litchfield Bancorp branch office in Connecticut and being charged with reckless endangerment, criminal trespass, & criminal mischief.