Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Movie Review: Men in Black 3
Agent K figures out that Boris has escaped and suspects he will be on his revenge list so he erases all traces of himself so Boris can't find him. Only he didn't count on the fact that Boris was going back in time to kill him.
Agent J (Will Smith), K's partner remembers him even though nobody else at headquarters seems to (or according to them, he was killed 40 years previously by Boris). J sets out to also go back in time to prevent Boris from killing Agent K, and to convince Agent K that killing Boris is the only way to prevent a disaster in the future. Got all that? AND, as an added twist, you'll learn something about J that even HE didn't know when he was a small child in 1969.
Young K is played by Josh Brolin. If they gave Academy Awards away for a person who embodies K with uncanny accuracy, Josh would get it. It is a completely believable version of K. I found his representation of K VERY entertaining.
As for the movie, It's MIB, and MIB is always cool. Sequels have a tendency to falter and this one fell slightly flat for me in terms of overall story and special effects. I didn't dislike it...I liked it, actually, but not nearly as much as the first...or even the second.
This is Boris the Animal. He's pretty yucky. The primary focus of the movie centers on this particular character and there are less rich and humorous encounters with other aliens. The storyline, even though it traveled back and forth through time, seemed one-dimensional. I don't think it would have helped if I had sprung the extra money for the 3D showing (I'm not at all enthralled with 3D technology).
You wanna know what made me nearly inconsolable? We waited, until we were the very last hold-outs in the audience, for outtakes, a follow up scene, or a MIB 3 music video. There's nothing. NOTHING I TELL YOU! That's just sad and wrong. So we told people on FB to be sure to hang on until after the credits...why should we be the only desolate creatures crying in our popcorn over no post-credit scenes? And honestly, I was expecting something at least this good in the post credit scene (of which there was NONE)