Blog #141: Movie Review: Men in Black III

After ten long years, the third installment in the Men in Black franchise is finally out, and it was well worth the wait.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprise their roles as Agent J and Agent K.  When K vanishes, J must go back in time to stop a psychopathic alien from killing K before he can set up a defense system around planet earth.

The movie was great, including all the funny one-liners you could ever want.  The chemistry between Smith and Jones is perfect as always, and Josh Brolin plays the young agent K so well, you’d think he was a younger version of Tommy Lee Jones.  His chemistry with Smith is every bit as perfect.

*****MAJOR SPOILER FOR THE END OF THE MOVIE AHEAD!*****

Just to be clear, in case that wasn’t clear enough, I’m about to spoil the “surprise” ending.

The only negative (and it’s a small one) I can give to this film is how predictable the end is.  Early in the film during a conversation between J and K, J mentions that his father was never there when he was growing up.  The line felt out of place as a throw away line, leading me to expect that it had a specific purpose.  Had that been done more subtly, I would not have immediately known that the military officer we meet at Cape Canaveral was J’s father.  I don’t think this really hurts the movie at all (at least it didn’t for me) but they could have done it a little better.

A great movie that is well worth seeing, I really hope this isn’t the last we’ll see of the men in black.

Thanks for reading!

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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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