Movie Review: Men in Black 3

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Writer: Etan Cohen


Producer: Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald

Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg and G. Mac Brown

Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg and Emma Thompson

Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent J (Will Smith) has come back to the big screen after a decade. Men in Black Ⅲ  —Available in 3D— is one of the best comedy Sci-Fi movies this year. This special agent duo, who fight disturbing aliens in the precisely tailored black suit and fashionable skinny tie, never fail to achieve their mission to protect the earth while providing global laugh, surprise, tears, and love to the audience.

The story starts from a powerful jailbreak scene of the key alien villain, Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement). This incident changes the usual days for the Men in Black agents and dangering the whole universe. While the earth starts to get attacked by the aliens, agent K is nowhere to be found. Worried and confused, agent J was oddly informed by his boss, agent O (Emma Thompson) that agent K had passed away 40 years ago. Finding a way to save agent K, agent J time travels to MIB’s early years in the 1960’s to help and work with his long time partner and friend by changing history, and of course saving the earth together. Meeting 29 year-old agent K (Josh Brolin) during the risky adventure allows agent J to see the part of K’s life that he had never shared with him before, in addition to learning about some secret in his own life.

Keeping the crew behind the camera seems to be part of the successes in this film. Unlike many Blockbuster movie sequences, this funny yet deep and relatable story line has the incredible cohesiveness from the previous Men in Black films. The mesmerizing special effects were definitely worth watching in 3D. There are many fantastic additions to the film as well, including special guest stars and the pretty retro 60’s fashion. Co-staring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, there is no doubt Josh Brolin did a magnificent job playing young agent K. This movie is highly recommended to the family audience—perfect for the father’s day— as well as all the people who want to feel that a ‘miracle is not impossible’.

Men in Black Ⅲ will be in theaters starting this Friday, May 25th, 2012.