May 25, 2012 Leave a comment
As you may or may not know, the Men in Black movie series was initially adapted from a comic book written by Lowell Cunningham and illustrated by Sandy Carruthers. There were two 3-issue series published, one in 1990 and the other in 1991. The series was initially published by Aircel Comics, which was bought by Malibu Comics, which was bought by Marvel Comics. And the purpose of me telling you all this is so that you know why this movie is showing up on this blog, since we do try to stick with only properties that began as comic books. The first movie was a fun adventure pairing the charismatic Will Smith with incredibly stoic Tommy Lee Jones. The second movie, while enjoyable at times, was a mess a movie that spent too much time trying to undo the ending of the first movie so that there could be a second movie. The third movie sits somewhere between the two. Most of the time it is humorous, but there are times when it gets a bit sloppy. Full review after the break. I promise to keep spoilers to a minimum.
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Written by Etan Cohan, David Koepp, Jeff Nathanson & Michael Soccio
Will Smith as Agent J
Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K
Josh Brolin as Young Agent K
Jemaine Clement as Boris the Animal
Emma Thompson as Agent O
Michael Stuhlbarg as Griffin
The movie begins in the present, but really, the bulk of the movie happens in 1969. As you learn from the previews, someone travels back in time, and kills Agent K. Agent J is the only person that remembers K because of some time fracture, is the only person that remembers the way the timeline is supposed to be, and must go back in time to change history back to the way things were. In the past, he runs into Agent K, and they team up to stop Boris the Animal.