Review

Harry says MIBIII is a whole lot of fun!

Published at: May 24, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST by headgeek

I have not necessarily been a big fan of the MEN IN BLACK franchise thus far.   I've always like Will and Tommy - but they've never had a villain that particularly worked for me.   The effects have always been a bit on the cartoonish side - and frankly there's nothing particularly wrong with that - these are family sci-fi comedies and as light weight fun, they've always tried to pack some really awesome fun sci-fi conceits into  what is otherwise a very jokey series.

The jokes keep coming - with Will's J and Tommy's K are a wonderful charismatic team - and when young K is played by Brolin...   I was just dumbstruck by that performance.  Brolin was WOW.   I think pretty much the entire time he was on screen I was just smiling like a jackass.

The various Rick Baker creatures and aliens in this feature are wonderful.   Big duh, but I just love his work.   In particular - what I'm pretty sure was a Homeless Metaluna Mutant just wandering amidst the clutter of a modern day New York street - well...  IT KILLED ME, but I was alone laughing at it.    The film plays like that, rewarding folks that pick up on the very layered shots.

The 3D in the first half of the film felt very cool, in the second half - it seems the action was sped up and with the blur - the 3D flattened and it wasn't nearly as impactful as that last act in theory would have presented itself as being.

In particular, I really loved the emotional heft of the final act, I wasn't really expecting that from a MEN IN BLACK film.   They've always played so light and fluffy - that when they do what they do...  I was geniunely caught up in it.   

What this isn't is a mega-homerun for me.   There's just something about  Bo Welch's design that feels a tad tired for me.   I've always thought it was overly influenced by 60's Pop-Art shapes and lines - and for this film, going back into the Sixties - it finally started to work for me.

The biggest disappointment is the villain for me.   I love Jemaine Clement of FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS - but he was never particularly threatening to me.   There was always something just incompetent about BORIS THE ANIMAL, that never allowed me to quite take him seriously.   And yes, I know this is a Sci Fi Family Comedy - but so was GALAXY QUEST and their bad guy, when push came to shove...  was proven to be something to be feared.  Something to want to run away from.   BORIS' vengeful one armed alien...  I just thought Crispin Glover did a better job with that type of role in HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, a sci fi comedy that I enjoyed completely.

MEN IN BLACK III is not a bad film - in fact I would absolutely watch it again, just for the work between Will & Tommy and Will & Brolin.   That's what really connected with me on this episode - and Josh Brolin

I like that there's something mysterious that happened to K on this long ago mission that changed him forever.   When it is revealed, it actually makes complete character sense and it made me forgive the short comings of the villain.

Most of all though - I want to play WHERE'S WALDO with this film on Blu - when I can stop scenes and marvel at all the marvels that are glimpsed fleetingly.   In the end though - I think I might have liked this film over both of the two previous incarnations.   Definitely more than the second film, which just didn't seem to have a terrible lot going for it.   Still fun, but just not what I wanted.

My favorite character is Griffin, played by Michael Stuhlbarg and he's someone that exists along infinite Earths and timelines.   A bit like The Watcher from Marvel, but much more blue collar.   I won't go into the particular whimsies of this character just so you can discover them on your own, but Stuhlbarg really nails a character that otherwise would have just been so annoying.   He gives Griffin a sense of awe and of appreciation for the infinite possibilities that he witnesses.   

OH!   And Emma Thompson and Alice Eve playing older and younger Agent O's...   AWESOME SAUCE.   Really liked them.

If you feel like taking a break from watching THE AVENGERS, give this a look.   It's way better than most of us folks were thinking.   The film has a good soul.   At least to me.

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  • May 24, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Agent O?

    by lv_426

    Is Oprah in this?

  • May 24, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    MIB 3 released on time. Even without ANY Tatum

    by jimmy

    This means it will surely flop. Dang.

  • May 24, 2012, 11:34 p.m. CST

    I think you're a whole lot of fun, Harry. ;)>

    by HornyForHarry

  • May 24, 2012, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Better than the first MIB?

    by lv_426

    Holy shit! This talkback is gonna 'splode all over the place.

  • May 24, 2012, 11:57 p.m. CST

    shit i might have to see this now i know stuhlbargs in it

    by jsfithaca

    god damn it im so broke

  • May 25, 2012, 12:19 a.m. CST

    "I've always like Will and Tommy..."

    by john

    sigh and the second sentence, too. Is that a record?

  • May 25, 2012, 12:24 a.m. CST

    I wanna see Brolin do his Tommy Lee,so probably a matinee for me.

    by kenchun24

  • May 25, 2012, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Harry, where is your battleship review?

    by KevinMuller

    You said you attempted to write one, correct?

  • May 25, 2012, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Review doesn't really go with the headline...

    by AttackingClone

    Going off the actual review, he doesn't actually seem to think its that good, apart from the leads. I'm willing to give this a go based off the 1st film and the cartoon show. 2nd movie was meh.

  • May 25, 2012, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Is Rip Torn in this?

    by Silv

  • let me review it for you. it SUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEDDDDDDD and Peter Berg had better use what little good will he still has from The Rundown to make a good movie instead of trying to just make a bunch of money by trying to be a retarded director like Bay.

  • May 25, 2012, 1:03 a.m. CST

    antonphd

    by HEADGEEK

    does that mean I need at least 42 personal references in the next review? CHALLENGE TAKEN!

  • May 25, 2012, 1:24 a.m. CST

    I love Josh Brolin,

    by Brank Hud

    I can't wait to see his performance, and I can't believe that the gormy older brother from Goonies is this amazing awesome guy now. Seriously, who saw that coming in the eighties?

  • Just like will smith! And Chris tucker! I'm not racist, I just wrte for aicn, check out my review ! the Kid vs Aicn on this website now!

  • May 25, 2012, 2:04 a.m. CST

    I've never made it through more than two minutes

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    of I & II.

  • i just sent you email, pointing out that one of your contributors is using this site to spread his racist ways... please get rid of the obnoxious contributor... he is less of use to this site than scriptgirl

  • May 25, 2012, 2:40 a.m. CST

    if they ever reboot this Clark Gregg has some time on his hands now......

    by harryknowlesnothingaboutfilm

  • May 25, 2012, 2:40 a.m. CST

    headgeek - as long as you have your towel at the ready

    by antonphd

    i miss douglas

  • May 25, 2012, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Just came back from seeing it

    by Xen11

    I never was a big fan of Men In Black. They were just alright, but it always seemed a little less than whole. As if they were relying too much on the gimmick of, "Oh look at this weird alien stuff, that should satisfy you over any kind of great character development or an interesting story." But Men In Black III changes that and is a character focused film that stays grounded in its emotional turmoil. I loved it. This is the first Men In Black movie that is great and is easily the best of the series. Alluding SPOILER I do wish the ending came through with something more powerful. But what does happen is emotional enough, I guess. I just had something better and more hard-hitting in mind. I wish they took that leap. The same leap I hope The Dark Knight Rises takes, but I fear it won't because it just alludes to it so much that everyone is expecting it. Much like what this film was doing throughout and it just kind of chickened out.

  • May 25, 2012, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Will Smith is awesome. Just don't try to hug him.

    by Tristan

  • May 25, 2012, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Liked Willy Smith, until

    by JP

    he started forcing his kids down our throats. Take em to a baseball match, read em a book! Will loves em, so the world should too. Egotistical Hollywood Asshole.

  • May 25, 2012, 5:23 a.m. CST

    by silv

    by emeraldboy

    rip torn career is dead and buried...

  • May 25, 2012, 5:54 a.m. CST

    I defend any man's right

    by Brank Hud

    to slap away another man (and don't get touchy -- gender has nothing to do with it) who TRIES TO KISS YOU ON THE MOUTH. Fucking boundaries. In the old days that dude would have been knocked the fuck out and it would have been understood he deserved it. I bet he wanted to knock him out. I commend him both for not taking it and for restraining himself. You can't just run up to strangers and start trying to kiss them. Just because he's a celebrity doesn't mean they are somehow friends. The guy was being deliberately aggressive and we should not lay down our right to defend our dignity.

  • May 25, 2012, 6:03 a.m. CST

    And if Rip Torn wants to get drunk and rob banks

    by Brank Hud

    I say good! I like that kind of headline. It entertains me while I eat my Corn Flakes. That's what Rip Torn was put on this earth to do: entertain me. And when Rip Torn gets drunk, gets himself armed, and breaks into a bank in the middle of the night, you can count me ENTERTAINED. Good job, Sir.

  • May 25, 2012, 7:20 a.m. CST

    DVD/BLU-RAY column!!!!!!!!!! Where? Is? It?

    by SoylentMean

    Oh, and I'll catch a matinee of this, in a few weeks. Not a movie I need to see with a bunch of idiots texting, talking, and sharding themselves in a crowded theater. <P> Considering how much restraint I had to use, (before the previews even rolled), when I went to see The Avengers, I seriously doubt MIB3 is worth that much of a headache.<P> But the previous two (yes, both of them) were fun little diversions. They always make me want to watch Mars Attacks!<P> Although the second MIB was a little silly (and way too short). People seem to forget these are comic book movies.

  • May 25, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Michael Stuhlbarg is fantastic in Boardwalk Empire

    by Titus05

    the guy deserves more acclaim for that role...his take on Arnold Rothstein is fantastic...where are his Emmy nominations?

  • May 25, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    "A WHOLE LOT OF FUN!" --Aint It Cool News

    by PotSmokinAlien

    Coming soon to a TV commercial near you.

  • May 25, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Holy fuck

    by Wyrdy the Gerbil

    was watched it and it really didn't suck

  • May 25, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    PWESENTS!!!!

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

    Quint and the Kid agree on how shit this film is while Harry gushes; this can mean only one thing...

  • May 25, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    You know what movie was also fun? FUCKING INCEPTION.

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

  • May 25, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Harry Liked It????

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    Big surprise there....what doesn't he like? Harry has judgement of a 3 year old in a candy store.

  • how someone with a real love for sci-fi pop culture like Joe Dante would have handled the material.

  • May 25, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Did you like this as much as Journey 2: The mysterious island?

    by jellypop

    I watched that last week and I sort get the feeling that MIB3 is in the same vein...or am I way off base?

  • May 25, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Harry, fire the rest of your critics.

    by JudasPriestly

    Well...with the exception of Quint, the rest are worthless.

  • May 25, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Men In Black

    by DocOpticus

    Who like to have sex with each other.

  • May 25, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    thisbethesdasea

    by elsewhere

    Harry didn't like Inception. It was too grown up.

  • May 25, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Decent movie almost as good as MIB1

    by genrefanboy

    Saw it earlier in London. I really had low expectations after MIB2 let me down badly. But happy to report MIB3 is almost as good a movie as MIB1. That really surprised me how it took so long & the end result is enjoyable but complex & relies more on the actors than VFX or wall to wall mindless action. MIB3 is well worth your time/money if you liked MIB1 as its very close to that tone & unless your unemotional the end of the movie will make you feel something towards the J + K partnership...... I think MIB3 will be a big surprise this summer financially & end up one of the higher grossing movies as it relies on genuine human emotion & interaction more than recent hollywood movies have dared produce. For that alone it deserves a lot of credit as it reminds me of that time not too long ago where every summer we got decent popcorn movie to enjoy! 9/10 from me.

  • May 25, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Hey riprat- take a toke off my huge nigger cock you useless fuck

    by UltraTron

  • May 25, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    10 years until MIB4 with Jaden Smith playing young J...

    by kravmaguffin

    Aw hell naw! gfy

  • May 25, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    So is really that bad, uh?

    by Wonderboys

  • May 25, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Nice one Ultron...

    by Short Round

    ...and yes, we can all tell that Jaden will step in at some point and play a younger J in due time. Nepotism'd.

  • May 25, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Like Agent Mulder, I want to believe (this review).

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • May 25, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    wasn't looking forward to it...

    by Jackson

    but AICN loves it! (except for ary) so I'll give it a chance!

  • Clearly there has been quite a bit of news grumbling around Hollywood over the "heated debate" between Billy The Kidd and Sonnenfeld. If you read the review, you can tell that Sonnenfeld didn't enjoy the fact that he was having to explain himself (and his methods) to some internet blogger. Perhaps he feels that as an artist, he shouldn't/doesn't have to explain his work, or the process leading up to the completion of his work. I have a suspicion the Sonnenfeld's people, after getting a hold of Billy The Kidd, also got in contact with Mr. HeadGeek himself. I'm sure that while Harry was adamant that the interview would still post online, he agreed to sit down and write a positive review about the movie. This is yet another example of Artist vs Critic. However, in today's immediate availability of information it's a bit more difficult to prevent the world from knowing our dirty little secrets.

  • May 25, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Alice Eve as a young Helen Mirren would have been more believable

    by sunwukong86

  • The only argument being made for it is, it's better than the second one at least. Then there's the freaking moron from the NYC Movie Guru that said it's the first blockbuster of the summer. I guess Ovi Offer missed that other movie.

  • In other words, it's dumb, vapid, and forgettable from the outset. I think it's one secret genius in-joke is that light pen that makes you forget everything -- that movie WAS that light pen.

  • May 25, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Critical Mass

    by Andrew

    Surprisingly, this movie has a 69% rating on Rotten Tomatoes right now. So far, I haven't really been interested, because MIB II sucked, and it was 10 years ago. Maybe I'll have to reconsider. I still wish these movies weren't always about getting K back, what with all the possibilities this franchise has. There have to be more stories they can tell.

  • May 25, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST

    tired of "loud obnoxious black man" comments

    by joseph dennis

    In a review of a movie that carri Td a trailer for Tyler Perrys latest Meadea flick.......chill out people!

  • May 25, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed the movie even though it made me sad at the end.

    by antonphd

    it was definitely better than the second movie, but i am not sure how successful this will be considering how kind of serious it is for a comedy i guess we'll see

  • May 25, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Ultratron you racist piece of shit

    by bloody_shit_on_my_dick

    The talkback section of this website may be a lot of things, but glorifying hate speech aint one of em. So get the fuck out you ignorant fuck. Make sure to kiss your momma on her mouth on your way out, tell her I said hi (how does my dick taste btw?).

  • May 25, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST

    How much does producing blurbs for DVD cases pay nowadays?

    by Crooooooow

  • May 26, 2012, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Another day, and more HARD BOILED HARRY!!!!!!

    by GravyAkira

    Man, that animation is one of the best yet! Harry Yun Fat. MIB3 better not suck though! These positive reviews might have convinced me. No 3D for me this time though. Avengers did nothing for me in 3D. And the movie frame didnt even cover the entire length of the screen! What a gip! Even if I dont make it to MIB3 this weekend, all is still well though because in 2 weeks... PROMETHEUS!!!!

  • And the blob fish (which is a real fish, and people thought it was a mutant or an alien in real life) was in the kitchen and it really was an alien LOL

  • May 26, 2012, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Totally loved the third act twist.

    by DementedCaver

  • May 26, 2012, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Harry...

    by pr0g2west

    I think your the first person ever in history to use the phrase "marvel at all the marvels".

  • May 26, 2012, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Harry, you're part of the problem if you're reviewing the 3-D effects.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Just review the movie. If you want to review the effects in general that's one thing, but everybody and their mom is trying to make a movie 3-D, and forgetting about the movie itself. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Oh, I saw it last night myself, in good old fashioned five dollars cheaper 2-D, and it was a blast. Now go bitch slap Capone.

  • May 26, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST

    By the way, Will Smith is reprising a character from 14 years ago so

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    of course he's going to be Ah helll naw, etc. It's who the character is. If you want to see Smith in something else fine. I've seen bits of Ali, but I highly recommend Seven Pounds. I mean it's like going to McDonald's and wondering why they have a Big Mac on the menu.

  • May 26, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Will Smith is a loud, obnoxious MAN. Regardless of his color.

    by MENTALDOMINANCE

  • May 26, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    And most people don't like loud obnoxious types.

    by MENTALDOMINANCE

  • May 26, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    3D was post converted - only an idiot would see the 3D version.

    by MENTALDOMINANCE

  • May 26, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Actually... Only an idiot would watch the movie in the first place.

    by MENTALDOMINANCE

  • May 27, 2012, 3:30 a.m. CST

    You know Harry doesn't even know what he's saying when...

    by jaylerd

    "I have not necessarily been a big fan of the MEN IN BLACK franchise thus far." "I've always like Will and Tommy - but they've never had a villain that particularly worked for me." "The biggest disappointment [of MIB3] is the villain for me." "MIBIII is a whole lot of fun!" Can Harry just give this site some credibility and stop reviewing movies? If everything's super, then nothing is. The only time there's a bad review of any film is when Harry's listing out the best DVD releases of the week. Bad reviews. In a best releases list.

  • May 27, 2012, 4:05 a.m. CST

    This movie was actually quite

    by bob_uzumaki

    fun. It was fun. Partly because of the easter eggs and partly because of Brolin.

  • May 27, 2012, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Time Travel Confusion

    by DrFever

    (spoilers!) okay, total nerd comments to follow but... I just don't understand the time travel working sof MIB III. Once Boris goes back & kills K the future is changed. Got it. So why does Agent J/Will Smith still sport the MIB gear and know who K even was or were MIB HQ is located? Then when at the rocket launch J runs at Boris getting shot/stabbed with the spike things, grabs Boris, jumps, time travels to 30 seconds ago, but this time knows how to avoid the shots. Cool. BUT.....why isn't he still stabbed? Why doesn't Boris know they just jumped? If time travel can undo injury..... Why not drag the dead dad up, jump off the tower with him, time travel, and tell him to duck before he gets shot?

  • May 27, 2012, 5:31 a.m. CST

    yeah, i dug it

    by drave117

    Best of the three, I think. Griffin totally steals the show. Would gladly watch five or six years of a TV show just about him.

  • May 27, 2012, 7:02 a.m. CST

    drfever, valid points, but I think in most time travel plots if

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    you think too much it hurts the brain. It had something to do with him being there in the first place. That's why he needed the chocolate milk, and was the only one who remembered K. By the way, boooooooooger!

  • May 27, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Time Travel plots

    by Hipshot

    SHOULD hurt the brain, because they posit that time as we understand it is an illusion rather than a solid, dependable thing. If time travel exists, and it is possible to change the past, then everything we think we know is wrong and reality itself is a mind-fuck. Now, I wrote a time travel episode of "Outer Limits" and worked very, very hard to make it internally and externally consistent, but ultimately you are simply asking for a suspension of disbelief from your audience, asking them to go along for the ride. You probably cannot erase the last speck of bullshit from the plot. Fun trying, though.

  • May 27, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Josh Brolin will always be Brand to me

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

  • May 27, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    It is time...for a reboot!

    by Tristan

    I liked MIIIB, but when time travel is brought into the series, you know they've run out of original ideas. Now, I loved the first film, but the second film was just lazy and boring. Yes, this film is much better than the second, but it's definitely time to retire the series or dare I say it...reboot! Reboot the frabchise with a new cast and instead of having it be a comedy, make it a serious film.

  • May 28, 2012, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Tim Burton is an Alien!

    by TheButcher

    I thought Boris was cool. He looks like The Macho Man or a pissed off Tommy Chong.

  • May 28, 2012, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Jack Black & Tracy Morgan for the reboot.

    by ReportAbuse

  • May 28, 2012, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Boris

    by DrFever

    Yeah I liked Boris as the bad guy. Looked like a badass to me!

  • May 28, 2012, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Are people really still whining about Harry?

    by pdennett316

    He's been doing this for years, and you know what to expect....why keep whining about it? Why keep coming back at all and clicking on his stories? Stick to the reviewers you like/trust and stop bitching on Harry's TB's like it's the first time anyone has ever said he's a shitty writer or his opinions are bought and paid for. Loved a comment above that posits a situation as fact with absolutely zero proof - about a certain reviewer vs Sonnenfeld and Harry doing a fluff-piece to keep him happy. No doubt if asked to provide proof of this award winning theory he'd say "Well obviously they'd cover it up" and put forth the abscence of evidence as evidence.

  • May 28, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Harry's opinion

    by pearlanddean

    I love this site but I have to take the big guy's opinions with a hefty dose of salt. He doesn't like Inception but Ghost Rider 2 was good. Hmmmm, can't agree with that. He rates Casino above Goodfellas. Yes, both epics but come on! Casino loses a star for showing me Pesci getting head from Sharon Stone (shudder). And putting Snatch before Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is also very wrong. Yes, Brad has a crazy accent but LSATSB is the king of modern British crime mayhem. Where else would you see The Transporter, Dr Jekyll, that bloke in a wheelchair from Doom and Juggernaut in the same film?

  • May 28, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Saw this last night at a Drive In projected digitally...

    by MST3KPIMP

    The Silvermoon Drive in Lakeland FL has installed digital projection much to my surprise and it looked fantastic. This movie is decent enough if for nothing else Brolin's impressive T.L.Jone's routine. The big reveal ending was rather touching.

  • May 28, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST

    laaaaaaaammmmeeee....Saw it "fo free", and still almost left

    by darth nihilus

    so boring, the third act was nowhere near a redeem for the first 2 hours of lame cluefinding. wow, josh brolin can act like tommy lee jones, so can everyone who's ever seen the Fugitive, and I didn't watch this for tommy lee jones anyhow, i watched it for the AMAZING LACK of aliens.

  • May 28, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Solid movie. Slow first twenty minutes.

    by matineer

    Kicks in pretty good when the time twist starts. Has set/situation elements from two Trek time episodes. Some racial elements for Smith in the past; Maybe that's why some people are tripping out here?

  • May 28, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Great racial humor

    by Andy

    Detroit Darkies? Classic.

  • May 28, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Harry! Here's your 5 bucks.

    by venvariants

    Is it longer than 70 minutes this time?

  • Whoever decided to place that into Hancock was 10 years too late, and an idiot. Hancock could have been fantastic, but was the typical Hollywood cluster fuck. That is an example of a "loud obnoxious white man" messing up a movie with potential. I might just see MIB3 in the theaters based on some of these reviews though.

  • May 29, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    @hipshot

    by TheMachinist

    If I may ask, which episode of Outer Limits was it? I'm writing a time travel book, and I want it as anti-bs as possible.

  • May 29, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST

    really... don't bother

    by animatronicmojo

    Saw it, thought it was... ok, I guess, mmmumwhatever. Felt like watching TV aimed at fifth graders. And why hasn't this moved to TV by now? The whole premise is still kinda sorta fun, but way too tired for some big ticket bs- and time travel is Star Trek Voyager level tired. Yes, drfever is correct, nothing is even remotely consistent in the way time travel is presented. (*AHOY! SPOILERS AHEAD!*) Yes, J would definitely still be skewered and doubled himself, etc., after the jump with Boris- that series of events made not a lick of sense. Also, yes, either the big sentimental "pay-off" at the end means something- as in K then devoted his life to silently watching over J, Obi Wan-style- or it doesn't mean jack- as in J was destined to be a successful MIB agent (with a partner he emotionally connected with) without K- can't really have it both ways. Simpsons Comic Book Guy says it is "the end of Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes level of lazy time travel writing. Sci-fi movie jail for the lot of ye!"

  • One of the questions was why is Agent J still an agent? Well, remember that in the first movie, he was discovered by a MiB agent because he (as a cop) ran-down an especially fast and flexible rogue alien with an alien weapon, after which he reported that to his superiors. Of course that would get the attention of MiB, who would send an agent to come to clean up the scene, and this was a time when MiB was actively recruiting agents (remember they had a number of people in the test). This is something that would be completely unaffected by the time change. Any agent would most likely find Will Smith a good candidate after that.

  • May 30, 2012, 6:53 p.m. CST

    "Brolin was WOW"

    by JonOfTheShred

    ...........go fuck yourself.

  • May 30, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST

    The ending was a big misfire for me.

    by Curious_Jorge

    And even though Josh Brolin did a fine job, I would have loved to have seen a lot more TLJ in action.

  • June 19, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Bob Hoskins cameo?

    by Quiddler

    In the scene where Agent J jumps off the Chrysler building and is passing through the "stock market crash" period of time, there's a man falling through the air next to Will Smith. I could have SWORN it was Bob Hoskins, in what would be a sly reference to his "falling from a skyscraper" scene in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" Anyone else notice this? Was I hallucinating? (Note: the answer to those questions are not necessarily mutually exclusive.)

  • June 29, 2012, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Last!

    by MrWug

  • July 1, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Awesome Sauce????

    by ass clown

    That is all.

  • Hey guess what it turns out that Jones' character actually knew Smith's character as a child and has had his eye on him this whole time!! It's "Anakin made C3PO" and "Yoda knew Chewbacca" and "old Spock tells young Spock and young Kirk that they're destined to be besties" ... fuck I hate this trend of going into the past of existing properties to show how everything was already connected (and thus the first movie now makes no sense).

  • July 3, 2012, 3:03 a.m. CST

    People who recommend Attack the Block make me laugh

    by Autodidact

    What else should I watch? Buffy?

  • July 3, 2012, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Jaden and Willow Smith

    by Autodidact

    Both this kids need to STFU and get out of the spotlight until they're a bit older. The expression they both wear 95% of the time makes me feel homicidal... or maybe it's suicidal. They both look like they want to kill themselves. Willow puts out a song just recently called "I AM ME" is there a more narcissistic title/theme for a song?

  • Jaden, your rapping sucks and if your dad was not Will Smith nobody on the planet would hand you a mic or listen to you spit more than half a line. Also, wipe that stupid fucking pained expression off your face. You seem to think it puts across a cool, James Dean vibe but it just looks to me like there is a thumbtack stuck into your ballbag. Actually that was just to be funny, it actually makes you look like one of the biggest cunts on the planet.