Media Monday: Men in Black 3

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Title: Men in Black 3
Media Type: Feature Film
Director: Barry Sonnenfield
Studio: Amblin Entertainment
Genre: Sci-fi satire
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 Review:

Apparently I’m a bigger sucker for time-travel than I thought. All the reviews said Men in Black 3 was terrible. But you know me – I love to ignore reviews, so I watched it anyway. I personally loved it! Granted it wasn’t quite as funny ass some of the earlier ones, but the few one-liners did have me laughing out loud.

While time-travel wasn’t much more than a means to an end in this story I thought it was fairly well handled. The writers chose their type of time travel and the stuck to it. It wasn’t particularly well explained – if I sat down and watched through it again, I could probably poke holes the size of Belgium in their theory with a few well-placed questions – but they gave themselves room to explain it in future films. It’s kind of like they gave us all of the third film to get used to the idea that there is time travel in their world before they got into the logistics of how it works.

I suppose I can see why some reviewers might not have liked this one quite as well as the first two. The novelty of the secret agency and aliens is gone and some of the jokes are getting a little tired. But I, for one, haven’t given up hope – the next one (if/when they get around to it) could be the most epic yet!

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3 Responses to “Media Monday: Men in Black 3”

  1. I’m glad you liked this! I was a little worried because I thought Tommy Lee Jones wasn’t in it (is he? Or is it just his younger self?), but I do want to see it. It looks like fun!

    • Anne says:

      He’s in it, but not much – mostly it’s somebody else playing his younger self. They did a really good job though, I could really see it!

  2. […] I reviewed Men in Black 3. It wasn’t nearly so bad as the reviewers rated it, but then again, I love time […]

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