Men In Black 3 Movie Review
An alien criminal, Boris the animal (Jemaine Clement), kills the young Agent K in 1969, altering the timeline, changing the Agency and placing the Earth in danger. Veteran Agent J (Will Smith) must travel back in time to 1969 to before the murder and work with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save him, the Agency, Earth and humanity itself.
Did we really need yet another sequel to the fantastic original, no not really, but what we do get is a very good threequel which is miles better than the second one. After all the production problems, this film doesn’t reek of the behind the scenes shenanigans, the story makes sense, for a time travel film, and the conclusion is very heart-warming with it being the most emotional of the series.
Director Barry Sonnenfeld keeps things going at a far old pace while a few scenes in the middle fall a bit flat overall the film rarely slows down. The 3D is great throughout as well, surprising as most films are stunning at the start but once you get used to the stereoscopic display it is redundant after that, but here you are constantly reminded of the 3D with Agent J, jumping into the past and the spectacular finale set around Cape Canaveral. The visual effects are superb throughout with all the time hoping sections being especially amazing plus all the creature makeup by Rick Baker is absolutely breath-taking.
Will Smith is his usual self; he can pretty much do this role in his sleep by now while Tommy Lee Jones does what he can with a cameo while he looks very old especially after you’ve seen his younger self for a while. Josh Brolin is the standout, doing a pitch perfect imitation of Jones while bringing a little extra to the part. Jemaine Clement plays Boris with genuine menace and is by far the best villain this series as had.
I’m very happy for this series to go out on this film, it rectifies all that was wrong with the second one and gives a fitting conclusion to the trilogy, definitely worth a look.
‘Men in Black 3′ is out in cinemas now.