Saturday, May 26, 2012

Men in Black III (2012)

Stars - Will Smith
           Tommy Lee Jones
           Josh Brolin
Directed by:  Barry Sonnenfeld
Summary: 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. (via imdb). 

Men in Black was one of the movies that cemented Will Smith's reputation as a summer hitmaker. It was smart, funny, action packed and above all, original for its time. Based on the hit comic, it was true to the spirit and feel of the comic, but had a life of its own. And then Men in Black II came out, and, well... it just didn't work for me. It lacked some of the proper tone and joy that the first had and just seemed like they were just painting by numbers. So, when they announced a third movie, especially after so much time had passed, I was skeptical at best and fairly dismissive. Add to that a litany of woes during the shooting, and an incomplete script while they were shooting, and my hopes were sunk. I went into this movie with low expectations and...