Barry Sonnenfeld’s Men In Black 3 (2012) Movie Review (First On Net)



Genres: Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Movie Duration: 103 Minutes

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Censor Certificate: UA

Cast: Will Smith (Agent J), Tommy Lee Jones (Agent K) and Josh Brolin (Young Agent K) and Jemaine Clement (Boris the Animal)

Watched at PVR Cinemas, Hyderabad

Premood: Agent J & K are back with the third installment of Men In Black, a series of science-fiction comedy films directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (Get Shorty, RV), starring acclaimed actor Will Smith (Independence Day, I Robot, Hancock, Bad Boys) and Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive, The Missing, Volcano, In the Valley of Elah).

Originally based on the Men in Black comic book series by Lowell Cunningham, the MIB flicks have redefined the genres of sci-fi, action and comedy. For Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, making MIB3 was like a homecoming. “Rhapsodical,” is how he described his feelings about revisiting the film franchise. Third film of MIB, is releasing ten years after the release of the second one. After the success of the first two MIB movies, released in 1997 and 2002 respectively, J and K are back to combat aliens in our planet.

Story: Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) dive back in time. Although the J now has extensive experience in bizarre circumstances after 15 years of his career with the Men In Black, nothing, not even the aliens, not to confuse as much as the closed and no chatty colleague. But when K’s life and fate of the planet at risk, the operator J will be back in time to save the situation and discovered that there are secrets in the universe that K is never told him. Secrets will be revealed as the agent works with the younger version of K (Josh Brolin), to save him and with him the future course of all mankind.

Performances: This is Will Smith’s first film in 3.5 years, since the release of Seven Pounds in December 2008. Even then Will Smith is awesome as the funny Agent J his expressions are priceless. Tommy Lee Jones has a very small character as Agent K, still he gives his best. Josh Brolin is the surprisal as young Agent K in MIB3. Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith had a great chemistry on screen that makes their partnership very likeable. Add Josh Brolin to the mix and you have one of the most exciting trios. Of course they didn’t appear as a trio, unfortunately. Jemaine Clement is okay as Boris the Animal. Emma Thompson is fine as Agent O. Michael Stuhlbarg as Griffin is adequate in his character, but provided some funny scenes in the end. Nicole Scherzinger’s cameo as Boris girl friend is adequate.

Technical Stuff: Director Barry Sonnenfeld has done commendable job. MiB3 has predictable story-line. Though Men in Black 3 lags in-between for some time, Etan Cohen, David Koepp, Jeff Nathanson and Michael Soccio’s screenplay keeps you entertained. The Time Travel and Climax parts were too good. Danny Elfman’s music is ok. Cinematography (Bill Pope) is neat. Wayne Wahrman and Don Zimmerman’s editing is alright.

3D effects: This MIB3 has processed 3D effects, Not like Avatar which was shot in 3D. The MIB3 appears in 3Donly at the Time Jump and at some crazy chases. Better watch on 2D if possible.

Survi Verdict: The plot totally envelops you and you feel like you are a part of the storyline throughout. You are in space. Out of this world, MIB3 allows you to leave your real world worries behind, and it definitely has you enjoying a marvelous piece of cinematic entertainment.

Don’t Miss Beginning: In the beginning of Men In Black Third Installment they are playing latest trailers of Animation Krishna, Brave, Skyfall (Bond Film) and of The Amazing Spiderman. Most importantly don’t miss Prologue (06 min 21 sec) of The Amazing Spiderman it just blows you away with its BGM and 3D effects.

Survi Review: 3.25/5

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