Men in Black 3 (2012)

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Men in Black 3 (2012)
  • Time: 103 min
  • Genre: Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
  • Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Cast: Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones

Storyline:
Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back…in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him – secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

2 reviews

  • It is really hard to believe that it has been a decade since the last “Men in Black” movie. MIB 2 wasn’t that good, but this one was better. Will Smith’s Agent J was still as good as ever, Agent K was good as well, and his younger counterpart was played brilliantly by Josh Brolin. If you liked the previous MIB movies or even just the first one, this one is definitely worth checking out.

  • I wasn’t really sure what to expect of this film, and in fact I was quite surprised to learn that it was coming out when I saw the trailers in the cinema. In a way I rolled my eyes and thought ‘gee, not another Men in Black’. I had seen the other two, a long time ago, and in a way had pretty much left the actually knowledge of them sort of filter away. I guess I found the other two movies to be somewhat ordinary and a little silly. While they were comedies, I never actually found them all that funny.

    To be honest, I didn’t really find this movie all that funny either, but I guess that has a lot to do with American humour. What Americans seem to find funny (and you can easily work that out by seeing what movies they go and see, though the best way would be to go into a cinema in America and watch a comedy, but that is something that I am not really all that keen to do) is not what I find funny. However despite it being not all that funny, and nothing a little too different from the other films, I still enjoyed it.

    Anyway, one day Agent J walks into the office to discover that Agent K has disappeared, and that was after J discovered that there were some secrets that K has not actually told him. J was a little upset because apparently he was going to be told all of the secrets of the universe, but as it turns out (and he discovers the secret in the end) this secret is not a secret of the universe but rather of a personal nature.

    Apart of me was wondering if there was any direct connection with the previous movies, and I guess one always thinks that when one comes in and watches a sequel years after watching the original, but it does come clear that this is not the case. Seriously, some sequels really do do my head in because I am always wondering whether there is something from the previous movies that are important in this movie that I may have forgotten or missed, but as it turns out this is not the case. I guess this is one of the dangers of sequels that people who have not seen the previous films will not see the sequel, however the benefit is that people who have seen the originals, will rush out and rent them to familiarise themselves with what has gone on before so that they are left with no nasty surprises.

    Somehow I also wonder whether there was a reason why they took this long to release the third movie, but there could be a lot of reasons. However, this is still a good movie, and I liked it, and no, you don’t need to have seen the earlier movies to be able to enjoy this one.

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