Men In Black 3 (2012) Movie Review
Released : May 25th, 2012
Reviewed : June 21st, 2012
Genre : Action / Sci-Fi
Story (from IMDB) :
Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history
Remember the talk of a MIB3 being made and already you were excited for it, then you heard it would have the same cast and the excitement grew, then release day comes and reviews are mixed for it. While finally I decided to give in and use my free ticket to go see if MIB3 would be what I hoped it would be and for the record, it isn’t.
Now really I have two major complaints for this film first of being it gets pretty boring I think in parts and the second being Tommy Lee Jones (or lack of). Now the entire time travel story is decent and all for this film (though with the ten years since MIB2 came out they could of made something better) the film for the first half of so moves generally slow. There are only a handful of action scenes and I felt like many of the jokes in the film fell flat. Will Smith gave his all to make it work but the jokes just didn’t gain a response from anyone. Now my major thing with this film is the lack of Tommy Lee Jones in the film. I know the story line makes it so that they are back in the past but Tommy Lee Jones was always one of the best things about the films and the scenes that he does have in this film are great and he plays the role to a perfection.
On the other hand though they cast Josh Brolin to play a young Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and this is one of his stand out roles for sure. He captures every Jones put into the role and almost more as later in the film we see how Agent K use to act. The combo of Brolin and Smith still works great but again a lot of the jokes seem to fall through. They have the chemistry together, just maybe if there was a better script it could work a lot better.
Now the last 30 minutes or so really pick the film up as the final showdown occurs and that by itself is quite entertaining. Also the twist ending (which I did not see coming) made the film a lot better I think plus set it up for sequels (but we knew they’d make more anyway). Overall it is worth a watch if your a fan but even with the great cast it still has enough shortcomings to keep it from being as good as the previous two, it still is worth the view though.