Opening in theatres this Memorial Day weekend from director Barry Sonnefeld and Amblin Entertainment is the return of those wearing the only suit they’ll ever wear for the last time with “Men in Black 3”.

This film tells the story and the return of Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones). The alien creature Boris the Animal (Jermaine Clement) has escaped from prison with a vendetta to go back in time and take his revenge on Agent K (Josh Brolin) in 1969.

Agent J must go back in time to save his partner, save the Agency, save humanity and just plain save the world – why? – because they are the men in black!

FINAL WORD: Smith doesn’t miss a beat in recapturing his role as Agent J.  His comedic timing and the way he turns a phrase is truly reminiscent and a reminder of why people flocked to theatres to see the original “Men in Black”. In this film viewers become privy to more of Agent J’s life and relationship with his partner, which is pretty cool!

The same applies to Jones because he IS Agent K through and through. There is no denying that he made this character what it is from the initial story until now.

Brolin as a younger version of Agent K is flawless and fantastic. The chemistry between Smith and Brolin is just as hilarious and amazing. Bouncing off one another I truly enjoyed watching Brolin forgetting it wasn’t Jones. Ken Ralston, part of the special effects team said, “The chemistry between Will and Tommy from the first “Men in Black” is there – and it is also there between Will and Josh!”

The voice and mannerisms were spot on. Jay Redd, part of the amazing special effects team said, “I remember the first day we saw Josh come to the set and the first couple of takes hearing his voice and it kind of blew me away. I knew this was going to be very funny because he really is good. Lets be clear though – there is no visual enhancement to Josh Brolin and no voice work. It is all him!”

Other cast include Emma Thompson as Agent O, Eve Green as a younger Agent O, Michael Struhlbarg as Griffin, Mike Colter as the Colonel, David Rasche as Agent X, Bill Hader as Andy Warhol. There are a few cameos but I’ll keep that to myself!

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “Men in Black 3” three and a half tubs of popcorn out of five. This film is the reason people go to the theatres on a holiday weekend to have a great time. It is filled with fun, adventure, a solid story and even moments of deep emotion that might surprise the audience.

Ken Ralston also says of the film, “The effects are a thousand times better in this film. I think we were able to accomplish some pretty cool stuff in the film. There are also some really wonderful emotional moments but really this film is about having a good time, having some laughs and enjoy the tongue-in-cheek of it all. That’s what its all about.

Mission accomplished – hit the theatre this holiday weekend and go back in time with our favorite men in black!!

In the end – they are back…in time.

Movie Maven

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Jeri Jacquin covers film, television, DVD/Bluray releases, celebrity interviews, festivals and all things entertainment.

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