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Men in Black 3 in 3D Review

Men in Black 3 in 3D

Reviewed by Rachel Geeson

Score: 3/5

It’s been 15 years since Men in Black was released. The American sci-fi comedy was clever and exciting and since then Will Smith has gone from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to a real movie star. It has also been 10 years since the sequel came out, and that film was well less interesting.

In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some bizarre things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, confuses him as much as his cynical, cagey partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

The film is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, who directed both of the previous Men in Black films. The screenplay is written by Etan Cohen, based on the Malibu/ Marvel comic book series called The Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham. The producers are Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, and the executive producers are Steven Spielberg and G. Mac Brown.

The opening scene is set in a giant space prison, and introduces the new baddie named . . .  Boris. Also known as Boris the animal, he is a one armed alien out to get his revenge. After the interesting start to the film we get back to Earth, with the familiar territory of the cowboy music in the car, the MIB headquarters,  the bickering between Smith and Jones, the gadgets and of course the worm guys.

There were a few scenes that stood out in the film as good such as the scene in the bowling alley, the diner scenes and the last 10 minutes of the film. I’m not denying that it wasn’t a funny movie but it just seemed all over the place.

Back in 1969 you get hints of catch phrases from the future and also if you look carefully on one of the billboard for Coney Island, you see a picture of the much loved character of Frank the Pug with the caption “The Incredible Talking Pug”.

The draw to the Men in Black franchise has always been the characters and for this film although Will Smith plays a good part with his character, the real star is Josh Brolin. He was great with portraying the younger character of K. Brolin has managed to get the right tone of voice for the character and also shows us the same “grumpy  face” that Tommy Lee Jones has done in the previous films.

The 3D cinematography for the film is great, especially with the addition of the new 3D glasses for Plaza Cinema Dorchester.  Although I think the film has its ups and downs, it’s still a film worth watching.

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