Runtime: 103 minutes
Rated: PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence and brief suggestive content)
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Writers: Lowell Cunningham, Etan Cohen
Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin
Action | Comedy | Sci-fi
Fans of the first two Men in Black movies will have no qualms accepting the third in the series, as it again features the earth’s top two well-dressed agents who lead the fight against extraterrestrial forces invading the planet.
Clement as “Boris” is our intentionally over-the-top antagonist, but doesn’t seem so out of place in these settings. And as expected, the ensemble of characters are distinctly made to fit in with the usual cornball round-up of renegade aliens on earth, for which the series has become so widely known and loved. This is partly due to its liberally interspersed humor, which is certainly not lacking this time around, but also for having its own UFOlogy-based flavor of comedy to add to the mix.
|Josh Brolin with Alice Eve|
But none will have grounds to argue that to go with a spectacular usage of its visuals and budget, we are presented with a movie that relies on its leads to win us over while lightheartedly catering to our sense of adventure in a story that is rather hard to not be taken in by.
The PG-13 rating comes for intense violence and some suggestively course language, but maybe should have made note of the sometimes stomach-turning visuals that are not for the faint of heart.