Sound Off: Barry Sonnenfeld's 'Men in Black 3' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
May 25, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? They are back… in time. Its been a good 10 years since we last saw Agent J & K, but they're both back in another sci-fi adventure involving the secret organization that polices alien activity on Earth - the Men in Black. Sony Pictures is opening MIB3 in theaters today, with Will Smith back as Agent J, Tommy Lee Jones as K, and introducing Josh Brolin as a young K, plus Jemaine Clement as the villain Boris. So how is this one? Better than the first, the second, or worse overall? If you've seen it, leave a comment below with your thoughts on Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black 3.
Note: I have not been able to see Men in Black 3 yet, so instead, here's some starting thoughts on the movie from our own Ethan Anderton:
Men in Black 3 far exceeded my expectations for a sequel in a franchise that hasn't had a neew installment since the dreadful Men in Black II ten years ago. It brings more of the same with the chemistry between Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, but it's Josh Brolin as a young Agent K in 1969 that really livens things up, not to mention a fun villain in Jemaine Clement, and great supporting bits from Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Hader, and one hilarious surprise cameo by a certain "Arrested Development" cast member (we won't spoil who). There are some subtle references to the first two films, but this one also stands on its own with new aliens, weapons and of course, time travel. Finally, a well-earned emotional ending that changes how you look at the franchise characters forever is a cherry on a funny, sci-fi action cake. I missed having Will Smith on the big screen and it's good to have him back.
What did you think of the new Men in Black 3? An awesomely fun sequel, or crash 'n burn? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!