A vast improvement from the last, latest in the Men in Black series is utterly funny and immensely watchable
Movie: Men in Black III
Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Jermaine Clement, Josh Brolin
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfield
When the much-awaited sequel Men in Black II came out, it made everyone wonder why they ever waited for it. It was, to put it mildly, a migraine-inducing horror of a project with mediocre performances, non-existent storyline and a genuinely awful sequel. Back then, no one cared or wanted to continue the franchise.
Ten years later, the Men in Black are back. As usual, the future of humankind is at stake. More importantly so Agent K’s (Tommy Lee Jones) life is on the line. The only way to set things right is to have Agent J travel back in time to the ’60s and team up with young Josh Brolin who plays the young Agent K, to prevent Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) from executing his plan to destroy the Earth. Not to mention prevent Boris from erasing K from the present time-line whose survival is vital for man.
Men in Black III is not as much fun or as carefree as the original but is a vast improvement over its predecessor. To overcompensate for the simplicity of the second edition perhaps, this one is befuddling in its complexity most apparent in the breaking and bending of time-travel rules. But that aside, it is genuinely funny, replete with comedic confusion and rip-roaringly hilarious gags. But the highlight of the movie however, is Josh Brolin whose impersonation of Jones’ gravely iconic style is impeccable and spot on. If you are looking for a decent entertainer, MIB III might just be it.