Thursday, June 7, 2012

Men in Black III (2012)

 Director: Barry Sonnenfeld. Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Hader. 106 min. Rated PG-13. Comedy/Action/Sci-Fi.

This sets out to revive the lovable 90s franchise (an attempt that failed miserably in 2002), and succeeds at hitting every target it aims for. It's fun, it's funny, and it's even emotionally engaging. Brolin does a tremendous job in portraying a younger Tommy Lee Jones in his 20s, when Smith goes back in time to prevent a time-traveling monster from killing his colleague - to the point that I almost felt Jones looked like Brolin (and not vice versa). With a memorably grotesque villain and cool-looking aliens, it's as good as the original, and how sequels always should be.

PS: The Mojo is just for that final scene, where a tip at a diner prevents a meteor from hitting the Earth.

Mo says:

1 comment:

  1. Brolin's performance was truly spot-on. The Andy Warhol reference was funny too.