Man in Black, I thought we had seen the last of it in 2002.
I guess it nurtured so much in the box office, they had to do a third part a decade later. With Will Smith still looking the same, young and fit, three and half years after his last movie Seven Pounds, Tommy Lee Jones not so much young, aging, its great to see people embrace it without all the needles.
Anyways back to the plot of the movie, Man in Black is known for it's humour and crazy looking creatures, so it was great to see that the third time.
Only this time we don't see much of Tommy Lee Jones but rather handsome and 13-time Oscar nominated Josh Brolin playing the younger Agent K in 1969. I think he looked his best in this movie, neatly groomed with his fancy Texas accent to match. He is really good in imitating the character Agent K that has been established by Tommy Lee Jones, so in other words he was really good in imitating Tommy Lee Jones.
I like that the movie focused on what it does best, and that is, making us laugh. It stayed true to its originals and didnt try to imitate or be one of the modern blockbusters. It may not be as huge as the modern cookie-cutter blockbusters but it will stick because its just plain entertaining without the frills.
So the movie is about Agent J (Will Smith) travelling back in time to save Agent K (Josh Brolin) from being killed, and save the world from being annihilated by the Boglodites, a species of alien parasites renowned for stripping a planet of its resources to survive.
In the process of trying to save his partner and the rest of the world, Agent J comes face-to face with a villainous Boglodite Borris the Animal, making the script more interesting with a little commotion here and there, tons of action thrown in and a surprising twist at the end. Many viewers will enjoy the way Smith spins some memorable quotes. I dont know whether all of them are in the script or whether he just spits them out as he goes along and then builds the script around it because in all his movies, he has to have some quote that you can laugh about for a long time.
But the one I thought made more sense than anything else in the movie was a quote by the alien Griffith getting the Agents to tell the truth. He said: "The bitterest truth is better than the sweetest lie".
Another one that got the cinema roaring was an alien making a phone call to his parents, telling them hes on earth and needed bail.
Also starring in the movie is former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, well, just in the first bits of the movie, and Emma Thompson as the older Agent O.
It was said that Gemma Aretora was supposed to have played the younger Agent O, but because of scheduling conflict, she had to sit this one out. I was also looking forward to seeing Betty White in character but she apparently had other important things to do.
If Sacha Baron Cohen, was considered to play the part of Borris, the powerful villain, I would have chosen another movie to watch. Sorry to Sacha Boren fans, but I think he makes his millions out of silly things that make no sense.
Also noteworthy in the trailer is Agent J travelling from 2012 to 1969, 43 years back to the past and meeting the younger Agent K who is only 21 years and five months younger than Tommy Lee Jones, who plays the older Agent K, half the age he is supposed to be playing.
If you can stomach a bit of extraterrestrial action with funny man Smith at your side, then Men in Black III has that and more.