The Most Impressive MIB Film Score 10/10 ⭐ (by hilaryswank2011)
Men in Black franchise includes 4 films, such as Men in Black 1997 ; Men in Black II 2002 ; Men in Black 3 2012 and Men in Black: International 2019 . This franchise was made from the popular Malibu/ Marvel comic series of the same title The Men in Black 1990-1991: author Lowell Cunningham .MIB is a fictional intelligence agency which work is to save the earth from bad aliens covertly. It also works as a kind of police for alien residents who camouflaged in human bodies.Men in Black: International 2019 is not only a UK branch story, but it is also about what happens after Men in Black <more>
3 2012 world. Thus it is a spin off, also it is a sequel in the same universe.Before reviewing Men in Black: International 2019 , audience must see Men in Black 3 2012 . The latter is the best of the bests in the US HQ trilogy because of the protagonist Agent J Will Smith 's emotional relationship with Agent K Tommy Lee Jones is impressively reestablished at the ending. That is a surprise!Act 1 is Agent J's time travel to 1969 world to save Agent K from the alien fugitive Boris the Animal who killed Agent K by time traveling device. The inciting incident is disappearance of Agent K form 2012 world. Time traveling was a key feature of Men in Black 3 2012 . Act 1 ends when Agent J enters into 1969 era.Act2 is Agent J's arrest by young Agent K Josh Brolin during a confrontation with the antagonist Boris. The corse of persuasion of Agent K into the cooperation and mutual trust is a dramatic conflict in this part. At the mid point, Agent K still is skeptical but partially trusts Agent J to find Griffin who owns the ArcNet which is a Boglodite killer device. Act 2 ends when 2012 Boris teams up with 1969 Boris to kill Agent K. It is the most intensified phase of the conflict. Besides this, Agent J, K and Griffin realise that they must attach the ArcNet to Apollo11 to save the earth from Boglodites.Act 3 is a direct confrontation of both sides at Cape Canaveral. Agent K gets rid of Boris at the end. However the most important thing is that Agent J realises that his father is killed by 1969 Boris and Agent K then becomes his protector and future recruiter. Agent J's moment of truth is created via 2012 and 1969 confrontations with two Boris. What deeply impressing audiences is synthesis of Agent J, K relationship of 1969 and 2012. The 1969-2012 conflicts created and depicted their inner relationship and history cinematically.This emotional engagement to the relationship between Agent J and K is why this film is so successful not only in box office, but also in creativity.
Time Traveling 3D - Effects Out of This World! (by HollywoodJunket)
If there's a crashed flying saucer downed, the Men in Black are there. If there's a raging alien on the loose, the Men in Black are there. If there are witnesses to the above events, agents of the government- the Men in Black are also there.Around since the beginning of the "modern day" UFO sightings, Men in Black have been made a household name with the film franchise by the same name starring Will Smith as agent J, Tommy Lee Jones as agent K and Josh Brolin as "29-year-old" old Agent K. The third installment in 3D is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, written by Ethan <more>
Cohen and Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg. Not a whole lot can go wrong with names like those behind it.Agent J notices that things seem to be off with his long-time investigation partner, Agent K. In his attempt to get a closer insight, he goes to K's apartment which is no longer his apartment. Upon arriving to work "K" is not there, and finds himself with a new partner played by Will Arnett whom, along with the other staff, there is no recollection of K at all other than a memory from Agent O Emma Thompson of his passing.This detrimental life-changing event caused by a one-armed disgruntled alien named "Boris the Animal" Jemaine Clement , perhaps Agent K's biggest nemesis of all time. So much so, that "J" has to go back in time in order to prevent his partner's demise at the hand of the loose bandit. Just before "J" has to descend through the hands of time, his sender, a store clerk, tells him because he happens to be the only one that remembers "K", he must have also been there we later learn why ! After convincing military officials to cooperate with them in order to save the world, Agent J sees his past self, then understands the complexities of his partner Agent K."MIB 3" had surprising cameos from singers Lady Gaga uncredited , and Nicole Scherzinger Boris' girlfriend . The VFX hands-down was the best I have seen in any movie. The use of CGI and makeup aesthetics was seamless."MIB 3" hits theaters Friday, May 25, 2012www.HollywoodJunket.com
Excellent all over again! Now we've got MIB 1, 2 & 3... (by Brentwz)
We enjoyed it To-The-Max! Each of the 3 movies has been different enough in concept storyline that they happily stand alone, or hang out together as humorous, serious, scifi fantasy with a bit of love interest too.What a paradoxical monster mash of fun, folks.And the subtle one-liners; gotta get the DVD ASAP & rewatch. It's a sad person indeed who can't/won't/didn't get the mostest out of this brilliant entertainment time machine MIB III.Thanks to all who did the hard yards to bring Will, Tommy, Josh, Emma, Jemaine to our Sunshine Coast big screen!
Excellent - Definitely would watch it anytime. (by shroyertour)
I have been a fan of the Men in Black movies since the original released in 1997. When MIB-II was finally out in 2002, I wondered why it took so long as Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith seemed to work so well together, and their characters had that just right mix of complementing but contradicting personalities.Jones has long been a favorite of mine with some other highlight performances being the delightfully crazy villain in Under Siege 1992 and the hard nosed cop in The Fugitive 1993 and U.S. Marshalls 1998 . His ability to make a facial expression the equivalent of the picture's <more>
1000 words imho is up there with Humphrey Bogart.Smith has distinguished himself in action, comedy, and drama films alike. He is a quite versatile actor whose movies I will gladly check out just because he is starring.With MIB 3 coming another 10 years after MIB II, I once again wonder what took so long. While Jones's part as "K" is not so prominent as in the prior releases, he does well as the present day character. Smith follows the formula as "J" although the interaction with old "K" is a tad forced.The pleasant realization is that Josh Brolin performs admirably as the past, younger "K." Brolin is certainly a fine actor in his own right, but his effective portrayal of Jones' character is nothing short of remarkable. The key to the plot is that Brolin is "K" before whatever happened that turned "K" into such a detached curmudgeon.Also juicy was the villain's part done by Jermaine Clement as Boris the animal .Besides all the action and suspense you expect with the good guys vs. bad guy alien stuff, and the touches of comedy here and there to break it up, there is a dramatic and quite poignant and touching twist that comes out of nowhere that answers why "K" appears to be such an unemotional person, and why "K" has such regard for "J." Top quality actors and performances, well done script, yeah, this one's a keeper.
A very entertaining flick that brings the trilogy full circle! (by mstephens77)
I just saw this film here in Taipei and I must say it was brilliantly entertaining. I won't give too much away Semi-spoiler alert or over hype the film for anybody who has not seen it. All I will say is that it is full of laughs, edge-of-your-seat thrills, and even a few tears. This film truly brings the series full circle and has a surprise that will put a smile on any MIB fan's face! Don't expect the same characters from movies past to have any sort of dominant role Agent J and K excluded of course . This MIB comes at you from a whole new angle! 1969, Apollo, Civil Rights, <more>
Andy Warhol, the list goes on and on. It's a fascinating re-mix of the well established franchise that is sure to delight many a moviegoer. I hope it entertains everybody else as much as it entertained me!
I was watching various site ratings on this film since the beginning of the week wondering how it would be received by the critical movie base, and was surprised when it jumped from 40 to 140 reviews that were positive. I did not read them, but it did change my mind about going to see it, and I must admit it certainly helped the franchise dig out of the rut it was in when MIB 2 came out. What a flop that was! That one is NOT in my movie collection.I have to preface this with the usual movie experience. I have stated previously that I am not a huge fan of 3D... most of them remind me of those <more>
halo-postcards and knee deep in lackluster. So I bought tickets to the 2D showing. Entering the theater, the sound was that of previews but there was nothing on the screen. Sat down and munched some popcorn and waited. Every now and then there was a flash of light but eventually, one by one, people left the audience to complain. I would normally do this, but seeing the amount of people who left I felt my complaint would have been useless. At last I heard someone down the hall say "The projector has a burnt out bulb and will take about 10 minutes to replace. For those that would like not to wait, we will let you into the viewing of the 3D showing and give you all the glasses at no charge". Looks like I would be seeing this in 3D anyways, and as I suspected... putting on the glasses really made things less clear and darker.To start off, there was a real familiarity for the movie. It was all comfortable. Characters we knew; aliens we were familiar with; even the look and feel of the camera and music was all Men In Black which Bill Pope, from Matrix trilogy, Spiderman fame, Steven Spielberg and Danny Elfman from the original movie , the story started out with new character development that made this sequel at home. Yes, the characters have aged... almost to the point where you want to say "ENOUGH! PLEASE RETIRE OR DO SOMETHING MORE YOUR AGE". It is OK though, the movie was crafted around the character ages... cept maybe Will Smith needs to move on from action films. The movie makes it plain that it was already many years since their last screen presentation. It is believable in the fiction it is portrayed in. The wit was there. The characters where there. And the plot was there, so lets continue with the fun.Yes, K and J have gone on in their years. Yes, they keep aliens in their place but it is obvious that there is as with all convicted criminals, galactic or native some criminals can not just let things go by without payback. If I say "time travel", I would be giving away a lot, but we have seen time travel before and it is not new. Star Trek, Time Machine, yadda yadda have all played with this and most times messing around with timelines and parallel dimensions is never a safe thing unless you have really nothing to loose. Right? I mean, what does a criminal have to loose that will never have parole? Specially if that alien lives for enormous lifespans? It gets messy, needless to say, and life as we know it once again becomes a key pin the the events that follow in this movie.Josh Brolin play a young Kay, and he sure did a good study on Tommy Lee's character even down to the inflections of the voice. It was entertaining. Young Kay was more human, sociable and open than his elder counterpart. What happens to make the older Kay and the younger Kay is really what this movie is about. I didn't find the FX all that new. Actually, I felt the 3D portage was lacking and not necessary. I wish I could have seen it in 2D to be honest. With all the banter, action and blocking, this sequel plays more along its original roots as the first movie than the second, plus you will be smiling when you come to the ending scenes. It makes all the difference in the world.I'm glad there were no kids in the audience, but it is tamer than most scifi flicks. You really should plan this viewing as an adult tho, it leaves you free to enjoy it as it should. B
Once again our favorite MIB agents Jay & Kay are battling it out for earth. Quick action, colorful villains, beautifully designed settings and CGI, comic relief in the face of imminent destruction, all those made the first two movies great as well as successful in the box office. Could they better the formula in the face of all the other bad sequels we have been seeing for years? This is one of the reasons I had stepped into the cinema with trepidation. Good grief, was it 1997 when I saw the first and ten years ago the second? How time flies . The other reason was the pitfall of time <more>
travel.Time travel is one of the favorite themes in sci fi movies but it needs to be handled carefully. My humble word of advice to the script writers: Keep-It-Simple. Avoid overtly complicated jumps back and forth and paradoxes that confuse the audience. Remember the eventual mess in the Back To The Future trilogy? I was then so pleased to see that they kept the time travel relatively simple and easy to follow. There was a small part when they crossed the line juuust a tiny bit when young agent Kay meets a certain father and son don't want to spoil it . Even if traveling back in time was possible, you wouldn't necessarily bump into everyone you know in the present.Will Smith is in his usual good form in his character Jay which however needs Kay to balance him. It is then fortunate that Brolin gives a great performance as the young agent.Was it better than the 1997original? It was as good, without the novelty value obviously. Was it as good as the MIB2? I would say that it surpassed the second.
Josh Brolin Played a Perfect Tommy Lee Jones (by 3xHCCH)
I am not exactly a Will Smith fan. I think the last Will Smith film I watched and liked was the first "Men in Black" film back in 1997. I was surprised to learn that there will be another installment of "Men in Black" this year, the third of the series. The second MiB was shown in 2002, and I did not even care to finish that one. Will the ten years between the last episode and this one make a difference? I needed to see that.In this film, a vicious alien villain known as Boris the Animal escapes from his prison on the moon, where he had been locked up since being arrested <more>
by Agent K Tommy Lee Jones back in 1969. One day, Agent K disappears from the present day. His partner Agent J Will Smith realizes that K had been assassinated by Boris forty years ago, which caused a major change of events, allowing Boris' alien race to overrun the Earth. J had to find a way to travel back in time to 1969 in order to save K and rectify the tragic consequences of his death. Can J save K and in turn save the Earth from the clutches of Boris?The odd couple was just as they were before in the first films. Will Smith is still his old loudmouth Agent J as Tommy Lee Jones was his tight-lipped Agent K. As J goes back to the past, he will interact with the young 29-year old K, perfectly played by Josh Brolin. Brolin amazingly captures the laconic persona, and even the distinct voice, of Jones so well that they seemed to have been one and the same actor. It was also good to see Emma Thompson again in a major film as she portrayed Agent O, another senior agent with a soft spot for K. The younger Agent O was played by a cutie named Alice Eve, but she certainly did not convince us that she would look or act like Emma Thompson when she grows older.I must say that this film was really a most entertaining one. Well, maybe more for me than for my kids. Younger audiences may find the jokes about 1969 cultural references, such as the hippies, the racial tension, etc., to be a bit difficult to grasp. But the fun action sequences with some exciting futuristic vehicles and weaponry, the imaginative and repulsive aliens made by no less than the master monster-maker Rick Baker, the thrilling integration of the historic Apollo 11 lift-off, and the touching revelation of K's big secret made this a very good and enjoyable movie to watch. 3D did not seem necessary. Director Barry Sonnenfeld got it right this time, and this segment certainly gave perfect closure to the story arc of the whole series.
It is really hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the last Men in Black film. I have to say that this film was much better than the last film which was really just a regurgitation of the first one. This film had a lot more substance and managed to tie up some loose ends which I really appreciated. I think that this film works in 3D because there is a lot of falling through time, which my niece and nephew loved. I have to give major props to Josh Brolin younger Agent K who had the daunting task of portraying an actor portraying a role. Tommy Lee Jones old Agent K just basically <more>
had to be himself smile . Josh was totally convincing and did an excellent job imitating Tommy's persona. I liked the introduction of Agent O Emma Thompson who had one of the funniest scenes in the film and literally had me laughing out loud. I also liked the fact that a women was in charge of such a prestigious agency. As usual Will Smith Agent J came up with very comical explanations of the weird situations that occur during the film. I think that my favorite character in the film is Griffin Michael Stuhlbarg . He was a psychic who could see into the various futures that could occur if certain things happen. I was a little confused at first, but as the film progressed, I finally got it. I related to this character because I have always believed that you always have at least two doors to open e.g. you can pick up that piece of paper or not and whatever you decide to do affects everything else. Okay, enough of philosophy class and back to the film. The one thing about all the Men in Black films is all of the different characters that the visual effect crew create. You have to appreciate the imagination of those folks. I also like to check out the aliens that they are monitoring at the agency, for example in the first one they were monitoring Michael Jackson and Agent J's elementary school teacher. Appropriately in this film you get flashes of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber appropriately . I wonder if they have to agree to that? Anyway, this was a very entertaining film and you will be glad that you saw it in 3D. I give this film an out-of-this-world green light. Enjoy!!!