Archive for May 25th, 2012
Intergalactic guardians, Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) find themselves in a time bending battle for the safety of earth when an alien assassin known as Borris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) breaks free from a maximum security prison located on the moon. In order to save his partner in present day J will have to travel back in time to 1969 to set things straight, whilst trying to keep a low profile and set the course of time correct, J is captured by a much younger Agent K (Josh Brolin). But how will the two get along, and how will the encounter change each other and time as we know it? So yeah, basically Men in Black mixed with some re-hashed ideas of Back to The Future, which should tell you something right there. Rather than coming up with a fresh idea of their own, unfortunately, the writers of Men In Black III have opted to fall back on known quantities that neither challenge the viewer or provide much sustenance to chew on and think about later. Meanwhile, chemistry between Smith and Jones felt stagnant, jokes scripted and lazy, and the overall effort phoned in. To his credit, Josh Brolin does however make for a considerably more interesting character with some depth and sense of realism; again, I get it, some of this is writing, but a lot of it is also delivery. Jemaine Clement’s campy evil side is certainly an angle rarely seen but seems to work nicely, so not everything is a complete loss. Still, it’s the lack of creative spark overall that has me down the most, ho hum, just another summer blockbuster gone stale. And, dorky space fact with apologies to Ridley Scott, in space, no one can hear you scream….Maybe a matinee, more of a rental, the 3D goggles do NOTHING! Men In Black III is rated PG-13.