Saturday, May 26, 2012

Men In Black 3: Busby's Review

I was always a fan of the Men In Black movies, well actually I was fan of the first one.  The 2nd movie was filled with so much struggle it was embarrassing.  So you can imagine that I was a little bit skeptical when I heard about the third installment.  It also didn't help that this movie was announced in 2009, and it took 3 years for the film to finally be released.  However, this IS Will Smith after all and he has let to release a film that flopped at the box office during the summer.  I mean shit his worst movie made back it's budget in less then a few weeks.  So the power of Will is no joke, and to be honest Men In Black 3 delivered.

This time around Agent J (Will Smith) has to go back in time to 1969 to prevent the killing of his partner Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) from the alien fugitive Boris The Animal.  In order to do that, he has to team up with Agent K's younger self (Josh Brolin) to stop him, and also save the world in the process.  Typical Will Smith blockbuster plot when you look at it on paper, and pretty much you get what you pay for.  Will Smith and Tommy Jones's screen chemistry is pretty much the same from the last previous movies.  But the real highlight of the movie is Josh Brolin's SPOT ON performance of Tommy Lee Jones.  It really seemed like the essence of Tommy Lee Jones jumped into Brolin, and he did a very excited job at it.  When him and Will Smith were on screen together, their screen chemistry was PERFECT.  To be real, I wouldn't be surprised if Brolin gets nominated for an Oscar, its a stretch but you never know.  I mean they nominated Robert Downey Jr when he was in black face, so hey anything is possible.

As for the movie itself, it is filled with a lot more action and special effects then the previous movies.  The witty comedy is still there to, but there are some moments where some of the jokes were just too cliche and corny.  Like some of Will Smith's one liners weren't really that funny, it almost seemed like you can tell his is getting old.  However, if you can get past all that, the movie is really enjoyable to watch.  The movie also does a good job at character development on the main protagonist and you literally feel for both characters.  If you are the fan of the franchise, you are really going to like this installment of the Men In Black movies.

Overall, the movie was really enjoyable and you get your money's worth.  HOPEFULLY this is going to be the last Men In Black movie because honestly, Will Smith and most notably Tommy Lee Jones, are really getting old.  However for Will Smith age ain't nothing but a number for him, he got a shit load of sequels on his schedule which means a SHIT load of more money for him.  As for this movie, I enjoyed it.  Not as much as the first one, but this movie is MILES ahead of that God awful second one.  Now if you excuse me I'm gonna get jiggy to this classic..

Busby's Review: 4/5

~~Mr. Busby~~

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