Movie Review: ‘Men in Black 3’ May Be Better Than the Original
Galaxy defenders rejoice! The Men in Black are back!
Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith return to the big screen as members of MIB (the Men in Black), a secret organization that works to keep aliens out of the eye of the general public. In the third installment of this blockbuster franchise, Agent J (Will Smith) travels back in time to meet a young Agent K (Josh Brolin) in order to once again save the planet.
“Dry, drawling, deadpan — he nails the flinty Texan in this sentimental sequel,” Moore wrote.
“Sequels are almost by definition let-downs. But sometimes it’s enough to want a movie to work,” Moore added.
Darren Bevan of TVNZ.com described the movie as lacking enough humor, but called it not a bad film overall.
“…it's a reasonable capper to the trilogy but if they're to plough forward with this franchise, there really does need to be something more added,” he wrote.
Here’s what other critics had to say about Men in Black 3:
Let's face it, the second movie wasn't very good. But Men In Black III manages to capture the fun and freshness of the original by adding a nifty time travel element. The film also greatly improved from its predecessor by simplifying the storyline. – Neil Rosen, NY1.com
Yes, here by total lack of public demand, is Men In Black 3. This messy, overbearingly loud and barely diverting action comedy happens right in front of you. Then high-tails it out of your memory for good. – Leigh Paatsch, The Herald Sun
“Men in Black 3” may just be a better film than the original, which came out in 1997. I’m as surprised as you are. – Marshall Fine, Hollywood and Fine
“Men in Black 3” is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and brief suggestive content.
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