Men in Black 3: Movie Review

Jed and Vit | 5/21/2012 09:44:00 PM | 2 dared to walk the red carpet

Let's all be honest now, who really wanted another sequel to the "MiB" franchise? There's a reason why it took a decade to make the third film a reality because we guess no one really wanted to have one from the get-go. But hey, it's here. The impossible has happened and you know what? The third time really is the charm. "Men in Black 3" surprises not with its witty humor and laugh out loud scenarios (those are expected) but what it brings to the table is more with a meaty story that unravels everything in one shocking pivotal scene. The movie talks about miracles and how every little nuanced detail adds up to cook up the perfect storm. And after a decade of hiatus, "Men in Black 3" truly accomplishes something miraculous.

Agent J (Will smith) has seen inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his partner Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones). But when Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) escapes from his lunar prison, an alien whose race is known to consume whole planets, Agent K’s life and the planet in particular is suddenly in danger of getting destroyed. Now, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things back in order. Agent J soon discovers that there are secrets to the universe that Agent K never told him - secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin).

In "Men in Black 3" the usual thrills, spills and quirky aliens that the agents encounter take a back seat for a deeper and more involving story. And honestly speaking, we had a little more fun this time around. The story arc, to say the least, was totally unexpected and even though we knew from the get-go that Agent K needs to travel back in time to save a partner and the world, the film had more than its fair share of mind-blowing reveals that completely took us off guard. One pivotal scene in fact caps off everything perfectly. As for the humor, it's same old, same old. If you loved the "who's the famous alien" joke, Will Smith's non-stop banter and Agent K's stoic demeanor to anything or everything then you'll feel right at home. We ourselves had a great time and lost count on how many times we couldn't hole back our laughter. As for the acting, we have to say that Josh Brolin amazed us with his rendition of Agent K - he captured the character's essence from his lines to his idiosyncrasies. The others were the usual suspects but some characters were underdeveloped like Agent O (considering that she has a somewhat important role on the movie's plot). Visually, the movie was great but not amazing. In the end, "Men in Black 3" is simply one amazing sequel for a supposedly futile franchise. With this film, the franchise itself proves that it can still go toe-to-toe with the new guys and this film certainly fast forwards it to the new decade. Expect another sequel, we are now.

Rating: 4 and a half reels





Why you should watch it:
- surprisingly, "Men in Black 3" has a solid story (with a mind-blowing twist) that integrates well with its predecessors
- as expected, be prepared to laugh out loud a lot

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- much can be said about the effects. At times it looked great but at times it looked liked they were made more than a decade ago
- some characters like Agent O were completely left out


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Jed is an entrepreneur by day and a movie fanatic at night. You can either catch him at his shops or watching movies around the metro.

2 dared to walk the red carpet

  1. Dan O. says:

    Good review. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. It was a lot of fun and it was great to see Will Smith back in action after all of these years away from the screen.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Did not like it. Wasted my money.