Archive for July, 2012

Men In Black 3 Movie Review

July 3, 2012

I also watched a good movie recently. Since I tend to accentuate the flaws rather than point out what I liked, this review will likely be far shorter.

Men In Black 3 consists of a time-travel plot where an alien K imprisoned in 1969 escapes and goes back to finish the job. Like usual, the entire Earth is at stake and only the Men In Black can stop them. Although, it might be more properly called the People In Black, because there are now women in the organization. Initially I thought this was a recent change, but it’s probably a retcon since there are some even in 1969, though not as agents. Only one plays anything even close to a major role, however. All the others are just background characters.

So Jay goes back in time to help a younger K. Yes, I am inconsistent with my abbreviations. The younger version is a lot different from the newer one- still with the same recognizable traits, but a lot more talkative and open. It’s very well done, actually. Something happened that caused him to become bitter, something which ties into the plot and characters nicely but something I will not spoil. There’s a really interesting support character that can see possible futures (it’s better when you see him) and plenty of laughs, some playing off the technology and culture of the era. It’s hard to describe, but the best way to describe it is very well done.

It’s not perfect, of course, and I was left with a few questions. It also missed a very appropriate opportunity for a Portal reference. So I give it an almost perfect

9/10

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