Your favourite Men In Black are back, keeping the world safe from alien shenanigans.
In this adventure, their third, Agent J (Will Smith) has to travel back in time to work with a younger version of his partner, Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones and/or James Brolin) to save the world from an unpleasant alternative future.
We say, it might be worth a watch.
HOWE: They should have crammed MIB3 in a small box and shot it into deep space. Why did they have to make a third installment? The first one was good, the second one just okay, and this one is just down right bad.
TAYLOR: I’m not sure it’s bad, it’s just different. It had a slightly slower pace, but let’s remember that K is a senior citizen now. I enjoyed the sentimental back story, the partial glimpse in the personal history of a very grumpy MIB agent. This film is lacking in the variety of aliens present and the assortment of one-liners, but it still had Will Smith crackin’ wise, weird and wonderful alien secrets, and lots of goo. I’m not suggesting MIB3 is awesome, but it certainly wasn’t bad.
HOWE: What one-liners? Was I watching a different movie? Where did the awesome Men In Black theme tune go? At least that way I could of got up and boogied. That would of cheered me up.
TAYLOR: I’m sorry the film depressed you. Maybe I was okay with it because I didn’t really have much expectation for it. Perhaps you have been over-titillated. I thought James Brolin was brilliant. He’s so good at mimicry. He might be the most underrated actor of our time.
HOWE: I will agree with you, Brolin was fantastic as young K. His voice and mannerisms were spot on. It really was like watching a young Tommy Lee Jones. Will Smith on the other hand was just flat. He looked bored, like me watching it.
TAYLOR: Well, I guess I can agree with you on the boredom factor. It’s not a particularly exciting story. However, Battleship is a good example of a bad movie. MIB3, while perhaps not living up to it’s predecessors, didn’t bother me either. It gets a passing grade from me.
HOWE: So, after slagging MIB3 off, here’s what I enjoyed; the special effects were nicely done and …
TAYLOR: The effects were good, but they we’re good in Battleship too. At least in MIB3 you had capable acting and dialogue that didn’t make you cringe.
HOWE: That’s true.
TAYLOR: Okay, how about we make a deal. I’ll change my 2.5 to a two, if you change your 1.5 to a two?
Taylor gives Men In Black 3 2.5 neuralizer flashes out of five.
Howe gives it 1.5 birthday cakes out of five.
Brian Taylor and Peter Howe are movie reviewers that live in the Okanagan.