Once again, the Earth is being threatened by aliens and the Men In Black are our only hope. To save the planet, Agent J travels back in time to join forces with a young Agent K in the hopes of correcting a timeline problem. But as always, if they fail the future of mankind could be terribly rewritten.
Will Smith (Agent J), Tommy Lee Jones (Agent K), Josh Brolin (Young Agent K), Jemaine Clement (Boris The Animal), Emma Thompson (Agent O), Michael Stuhlbarg (Griffin), Mike Colter (Colonel), Nicole Scherzinger (Boris's Girlfriend).
Men in Black 3 starts off pretty well, launching straight into the story rather than trying to mess around connecting itself with the last film. From there the plot explodes in a wad of ectoplasm that is more convenience than anything before Agent J and Agent K are put back together and the action starts. The rest is fluff and fun that keeps things entertaining through the end.
Acting was pretty good with Smith delivering his usual. Brolin was a nice addition and had very good chemistry with Smith. Tossing in some brief appearances by Jones was a nice touch, and Thompson kept things visually pleasant. Clement did a good job as Boris, and the remainder of the cast was decent enough.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were about what you would expect from this series, again with nods to previous films. Physical effects and CGI were fairly well done and fit the film throughout. Dialogue was nice and silly without involving a lot of drama. Sound and soundtrack were both solid.
Overall Men in Black3 was a light, happy addition to the franchise that, while entertaining, doesn't really add much to things. Series fans will enjoy this one, as will those new to the franchise.
With sci-fi action violence and some mildly suggestive content this one should be fine for preens and above.
Men in Black 3 is no longer showing in any Littleton, Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
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