Tuesday, April 23, 2013
3 Short Paragraphs: Men in Black 3
I did not like MIB2, in that it was a tired recycling of the elements that made the first one fun but nothing original. I was glad they waited a few years to make the new one, hoping the sour taste would leave my brain. I guess it did for I was not overly annoyed by the new one. But nor was I impressed. You would think that a timeline reset would give them a chance to introduce an entirely new MIB agency to play with, but no, it does the sequel two-step as well and rehashes what we chuckled at in the first movie. Where it shines is when J is forced to time jump (or leap) back to the 60s to save K.
Its a rather charming romp into the past where J realizes exactly how much of a connection he has with K while trying to stop one of the best villains in the series, Boris the Animal. Its what you need in these movies, a monster serial killer who creeps you out while chewing up the scenery with a mouthful of alien teeth, and crawling claws. But the brilliance came with the question, "Who would we get to play Tommy Lee Jones as a younger fella?" And the answer is Josh Brolin. Heh.