Amblin Entertainment, Hemisphere Media Capital, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ,
Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emma Thompson
An alien being, Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) who is the last of his race, is trapped in a specially built prison on the moon gets a little help from a special cake and escapes, travels back in time to kill Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) back in 1969 in order to prevent his race from being decimated when they failed to conquer the earth. Agent J (Will Smith) has to go back in time to meet up with Agent K as a young man (played by Josh Brolin) to save the Earth.
This film totally blew me away! I really expected that this movie would suck. After all, Neither J or K is very young anymore, and MIB has been done before. But this film was so much fun. It was very, very clever, and extremely funny. Top that off with a really tense story that does build the suspense. I love these characters! They are so well developed by this time, and the humor just flows from scene to scene. There is all kinds of humor, from clever puns to slapstick to very sophisticated setups. I thoroughly enjoyed the humor part of this. But Will Smith shocks you with a surprise sad moment that is a “Marley and Me” moment that made a few of our party shed a tear. There are some other surprise characters too that add a lot to the film.
Now this film is going to have haters. They’re going to yell that’s it’s over the top. Well of course it’s over the top. It’s an MIB movie! There really is not a division of the federal government that went around erasing people’s mind, nor are all models really aliens. (Well maybe that’s true, but the rest isn’t). But if you are a fan of the original MIB, and disappointed in MIB 2, they nailed it with this one. Others complain that it’s all been done before, and this adds nothing. To that I say that it really fills in the history of why K chose J and a great back story that explains why they are like they are. This added a great deal to the story. To me, this was an excellent close to the trilogy. Great job guys.
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