Men in Black 3
Review by Lauren
“Back in Time” by Pitbull, Video Below. Feel free to play the song while reading the review!
Brief Summary from IMDB– Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
My Thoughts- This was an awesome movie! ‘Nuff said.
Well, okay, I guess I can say more. I saw this movie at midnight (it’s release day is today) with my sister and we both highly enjoyed the film. It’s been awhile since a MIB movie was released, but I think most people will be highly satisfied by this addition to the now-trilogy. While Josh Brolin does play a young Tommy Lee Jones, fans of Jones still get quite a bit of him. When seeing the previews, I thought Jones would be more MIA, but it was cool to see how the film blended just enough young and old Agent K.
However, Josh Brolin was fantastic as young Agent K. Seriously, it was kind of creepy at times. After all, Brolin was doing Agent K, but in a big way, he was doing Tommy Lee Jones and it was pretty spot-on. I’m not sure how you could be disappointed in his portrayal. Young Agent K is different enough in the past for Brolin to do his own thing, but still keep a respectable amount of Jones’ future K. As for young Agent K, he’s definitely a lot more open and willing to talk…which, as MIB fans know, is pretty odd for K. All will be explained in the film though…and I have to admit, the ending made me pretty sad, in a bittersweet kind of way.
As for Agent J, Will Smith does a wonderful job bringing his character back. I love seeing Smith in comedic roles, as those are few and far between it seems lately, so having Agent J’s humor was a wonderful addition to the film. He isn’t the only humorous character, of course, as both young and old Agent K add laughs in their own unique way and Bill Hader’s appearance as Andy Warhol- who is really a MIB agent- is quite amusing.
Andy Warhol: Dammit K, trying to blow my cover?
Agent J: Whoa, Andy Warhol’s one of US?
Andy Warhol: Who’s the dumbass?
Agent J: You know, I’d have no problem pimp-slapping the shiznit out of Andy Warhol.
The villian of this story is Boris the Animal (though he likes to just be called Boris) and is wonderfully played by Jemaine Clement. Remember Flight of the Conchords? Yeah, one of those guys. It’s kind of creepy how different they make him look in MIB, but if you know Clement, you should be able to recognize his voice…like I did. Regardless, he’s wonderful as Boris, an alien who wishes to take over Earth and get back at Agent K for something he did to Boris in the past (hence all the time traveling!)
In the end, I would highly recommend this film. At 103 minutes, I was hooked the entire time. I didn’t feel like the movie was too short or too long, and it is definitely a film I would go see again.
During the credits at the end of the film, you can hear Pitbull’s song “Back in Time” which I really enjoyed, so here is the official video for you to enjoy: