By Antonio Velasquez-Bernhardt, MyFoxOrlando.com Writer
The latest edition of the Men In Black Franchise (MIB3) was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, who has directed all three.
The film stars fresh faces, Bill Hader playing Andy Warhol, Josh Brolin playing the younger version of Agent K, Nicole Scherzinger appears in the opening scene playing Boris the Animal's (Jemaine Clement) girlfriend, and Emma Thompson as Agent O.
I've never been a big fan of Sonnenfeld's work, so I wasn't necessarily expecting a great movie, but I was expecting a little more from a 10 year-long project. He definitely put his stamp on it as far as the look of the characters in the film. They're always quirky, realistic looking and atypical alien life forms. I'm giving it 2 out of 5 stars (don't get my 2 star rating the wrong way). It's still worth seeing on the big screen, even if just for the aesthetics.
Overall, the film is not a complete disaster, but it felt that it was lacking in many ways. The sound seemed to be off for a good part of the movie; something was taking over the audio, and I sat back waiting to see more impressive visual effects. The first scenes are not the best part of the movie for sure, but it gets progressively better. I will have to say that it has a few good action scenes. One of the best scenes in the movie involves "time jumping" and shows beautiful shots from atop the Chrysler Building.
For those of you that don't know the history of this last installment, the movie started shooting without a finished script and it shows. It veers into a sentimental direction that doesn't really fit with the story line.
The dialogue was kept simple and it had plenty of funny lines, and they did manage to keep it entertaining. And I do have to say that, they did a good job recreating the 60s and the nostalgia of the first Mission to the Moon. Ultimately, I found myself enjoying the movie, but the lack of story line was obvious.
MPAA rating: PG 13
Runtime: 103 minutes
Production Co: Amblin Entertainment, Hemisphere Media Capital, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Media Magik Entertainment, Parkes/MacDonald Productions