Tuesday 5th June 2012
Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back again, protecting the earth from the scum of the universe. This time, Agent J must travel back to 1969 to change history and stop an alien assassination by the infamous Boris The Animal, who will kill Agent K.
It’s been 15 years since the release of Men In Black, and 10 years since Men In Black II, so what’s changed? Well, to be honest, nothing. The banter is the same; the aliens are the same, and even the type of special effects are the same. So far, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the comeback, but what’s great about MIB III is that they’ve polished off the trilogy nicely, and not completely modernised the franchise.
The first character to appear on screen is played by former Pussycat Doll, Nicole Scherzinger. Looking back at the numerous pop stars to have appeared in films over the year’s shows a big hole in the acting department. Credit where it’s due, Nicole performed the part well but was subsequently killed off shortly after.
Don’t let this put you off though, because Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones still perform perfectly together as the MIB duo, and it’s quite heart warming to see them back on the screen together. The film is filled with the pair giving out the occasional jibe at each other, as well as continuing those underlying famous lines. It has to be said though, that the star of MIB III has to be Josh Brolin who played a young Agent K. He played a perfect Tommy Lee Jones, with having the same mannerisms and distinct voice. He also showed Agent J the fun loving side of Agent K that he’d longed to witness.
Overall, the film is good fun and contains all of its original novelty value. There are times when it does struggle to conjure up any state of excitement or adventure, because let’s face it, if you’re an alien you’re going to get zapped by a space gun, and if you’re human and witnessed it; you’re going to get zapped by the memory wiper. It’s a simple as that.
Agent K promised Agent J the secrets of the universe, but there’s one in particular that he was never told. The film takes a turn at the end when Agent J discovers exactly what it is, which will tug a little on your heartstrings. Agent J waited 14 years to find out what it was, and so did we. It can be safely said that the whole thing was wrapped up perfectly.