Just when you thought the MIB series couldn't be pushed any further, it resurfaces 10 years after its last release, and this time can be enjoyed in full 3D format. Sadly though, I didn't find this to be the over-the-top 3D spectacle I'd hoped it would be.
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The film is produced by Steven Spielberg, and is again directed by American filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld, whose previous works include the first two installments of the series. Also returning to the series are actors Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, reprising the roles of Agent J and Agent K respectively.
Boris the Animal (played by 1/2 of the Flight of the Conchords team Jemaine Clement), a deadly alien assassin and recent escapee from a lunar maximum prison facility, puts to action his plan for revenge, by going back in time and altering Earth's present history. Veteran MIB agent, Agent J (Smith), must travel back in time to the 1960s in an attempt to stop Boris from assassinating his good friend and partner, Agent K (Jones), and save present Earth from an alien invasion and possible extinction.
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If you've seen the first two installments, you might agree that the on-screen pairing of Smith and Jones can be a bit annoyingly repetitive and cliche at times. But the good thing about this third installment is that everything here presents itself as fresh. So you will get a new feel of humor and acting chemistry in the form of actor Josh Brolin, who plays the role of a younger Agent K.
I also like how the series has actually grown up, and the overall plot is a little more serious and mature this time around. It was a good way to remodel the series as something you can actually take seriously. One thing you will definitely miss though are the different comical aliens you meet as the film goes along. This time, film centers around just two interesting extra-terrestrials: The films main villain, Boris the Animal, and Griffin, played by Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire, Hugo). Both characters were nice additions to the series.
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All in all, Men in Black III was not a bad film. I am not a solid fan of the series, but found myself surprisingly entertained. Everything felt fresh, new, and more mature. It would probably be good to remodel future installments after this.
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