Friday, May 25, 2012

MIB3: The Men In Black are back!

Here's my write-up of the latest installment of the Men In Black series.

                                                                        Men In Black 3
Preliminary views:
I have been waiting for this since I read about the possibility of it on the MIB Wikipedia page! This movie is as good as, and better than the last two, totally epic!

this movie features an amazing cast, great writing, and effects that look so real, it just draws you into the movie. the first trailer i saw was a teaser a few years ago featuring J and K Neuralyzing a graffiti artist after one of the paintings on the wall comes to life. Unfortunately that wasn't in the movie. it might have been cut, i might have just been a teaser, either way the trailers and the movie are all very good.

(left to right, Brolin, Smith, Jones)

I just got out of the theater, and I'm still vibrating from the acoustics so forgive me if i don't get this together too cleanly. I'm gonna come back in the morning and clean it up.

Josh Brolin (left) made a great young K. Tommy Lee Jones (down, left) plays the part of the modern K quite nicely, as he always has. Will Smith (right on both) made an extremely cool J, as he did in the last two. Now, the opening was slick, clean, and as cool as the openings for the last two MIBs. I watched it in the new, Stereoscopic 3D if i'm not mistaken, in the places where there was a lot of contrast, like in MIB headquarters, or if the camera was moving very fast it would cause blurring. It kind of broke the magic, but only a few times, and not very often. Enough though, that they should have perfected it before they used it in an A3 (triple A) movie like this.

Aging has shown on Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, and only on Jones does it make him look old, although Jones looked old in the first two so I guess that's not much of a change.


The contrast of technologies from 2012 and 1969 is very amusing, and quite realistic considering. They take everything that is small and smooth in the first two, and make it large and rough. I'll bet they had to do some work on remaking everything they wanted to be slick and futuristic in the first two into something old and clunky. i like the idea that everything comes from aliens. like the Viagrans, the idea that all models are aliens, and that artists are undercover MIB agents. This movie rocks, simple as that. now, the sound went together quite nicely, some movies don't mix audio effects with the filming very well, but this one has top-notch sound quality.

Jemaine Clement (right) as Boris The Animal is a very hateable antagonist, his simple insanity leaves no room for any kind of affection except to himself, and even then he manages to find a way to keep hating. 'Cus haters gonna hate! anyways, Nicole Scherzinger (left) manages to kill lots of MIB personnel, and still remains a minor antagonist, seeing as she was only around for the first small portion of the movie.

Alice Eve (right) and Emma Thompson (not pictured) play 1969 O and 2012 O respectively, and Eve sounds and looks so much like Thompson that i honestly thought they were that Thompson was playing the young O. The charisma between actors is the glue that holds the movie together, if not for that, this would just be another movie about people jumping off buildings and shooting guns at each other. 
                      "The difference between me and a circus clown? I make this look good"

The high-tech unicycle was one of the coolest parts. Please note the above caption wasn't in the movie, I just figured it fit.

Michael Stuhlbarg (middle) plays a fifth-dimensional being who can see every possible outcome before it happens, and manages to be funny doing it!

All the various aliens are pretty cool. the makeup and 3D combo has taken aliens featured in film to a whole new level, compared to the 50s and 60s this is (no pun intended) space-age!

                                                   "You could do worse for your last meal"

One of my favorite parts of the movie was the shootout in the Chinese restaurant. The effects, the movement, the guns, everything was cool. been a while since i saw a pure western style shootout.

together the actors, directors, musicians, producers, and Steven Spielberg have put together a fine movie. 3D gets a 9.6* rating for its blurriness, which would probably not have happened in 2D. 2D probably gets a 
10.0* rating. I truly have no idea, since i only watched the 3D, but stereoscopic 3D is still young, they may perfect it so it does not blur so much, who knows. I need to wrap it up, seeing as it is 3:18 AM and I need a few hours of sleep. give me a bit, and I can elaborate. All in all great movie, great acoustics, great action, comedy, and charisma between actors. If the game, (MIB: Alien Crisis) is even half as good as the movie, it will be epic.

All photos  courtesy of
all photos property of Sony Pictures, used under fair use, I don't own any of the pictures used here.