Friday, June 1, 2012

Freaky Friday: Men in Black 3

When you wait ten years between sequels and oust one of the main stars, it usually spells d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r for a film franchise. BUT...Men in Black 3 breaks this mold. My expectations going in were low. I love Will Smith, but the absence of Rip Torn, and minimal screen time for Tommy Lee Jones, didn't enhance my hopes for the movie's success.
SO WRONG. I've got two words for you...Josh Brolin. Brilliant! The man has come a far way from The Goonies beginnings. I swore I was looking at a younger Tommy Lee the whole time.  He got everything right. From the phrasing to the tone of voice to the mannerisms. All of it...spot on.
Josh Brolin vs. Tommy Lee Jones: Can you tell the difference?
Add the cameo pictures of Frank the Pug scattered throughout the film (in fact, it's a fun game to see how many you can spot), the creepy bad alien dude Boris the Animal (played by a guy who doesn't seem so scary without the costuming Jemaine Clement), a zany sidekick Griffin (played by equally brilliant Michael Stuhlbarg) and my main man Agent J (played by the still adorable Will Smith), and you've got a recipe for one fun film.
Say What?
It's not winning any prizes for movie of the year, but if you want to take your family to a cool alien movie that's entertaining for adults too, this is the one. Heck, why not make it a full night and rent the originals for home viewing...Then again, maybe skip MIB II.

Rating: straight A

What do you think about the MIB films? Too corny or a cool spin on alien flicks?

7 comments :

  1. I'll probably have to rent this at some point. I really liked the first one, especially the surprise twist at the end where K retires from the MIB, turning over the reins to J. Which is why I was bummed about the second one where they had to spoil the good ending of the first one for relatively little except to make more money.

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    1. Exactly my problem with the second one as well.

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  2. I wasn't sure I wanted to see it, but now I think I'll give it a try. Thanks!

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  3. I can't wait to see this! I feel like a little girl again.

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    1. Me too! It's definitely a fun flick.

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  4. Well, no Rip Torn was kinda a given granted the circumstances. (Although I'm sure if anyone could convince zombie!Torn to appear, it would be Will Smith.) And I assumed that Brolin was lipsynching to prerecorded Tommy vocals, but if he isn't, then damn. Can't wait to see this movie. I love the first two.

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