Movie Review: ‘Men in Black 3’

Movie Review: ‘Men in Black 3’


Men in Black 3


After a ten year hiatus, the Men in Black are at it again—and this time they’re going back in time. Agent J (Will Smith) travels back to 1969, back to the early MIB days to try and stop an alien, Boris (Jemaine Clement) from assassinating his friend Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones), save Earth and change history in the process. Agent J has to work with young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to help save the agency and himself.

The premise of the movie can seem kind of confusing when you read about it, but the director (Barry Sonnenfeld) and the head writer (Ethan Cohen) did a great job making it easy to understand, even for someone who hasn’t watched the two previous movies. And the acting was awesome, too. Smith and Brolin were great and showed off great chemistry and a wonderful sense of teamwork. Even when they weren’t together on the big screen, they still did a good job. Smith’s use of sarcasm and his one-liners kept me laughing throughout the movie, and Brolin’s dry sense of humor was equally humorous.

 The technology and the graphics in the movie were great. The use of all the weapons, like lasers, made it more realistic.The movie is technically a sci-fi movie, but there were other elements included. There were sentimental moments that warmed the heart, specifically the ending. There also was a few action scenes that were interesting and entertaining to the audience.

The movie started off slow, but once Agent J went back in time, that’s when it started to pick up. Even though I’m not that familiar with the series and I haven’t watched any of the other movies, I still really enjoyed the film and would recommend it to anyone, regardless if they’ve seen the other films.

-Ama Kwarteng