Men in Black III (2012) – Movie Review

Men in Black III is the sequel to Men in Black II and the third installment of Men in Black with both Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprising their roles as Agent J and Agent K respectively.

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Will Smith, Josh Brolin and Michael Stuhlbarg in "Men in Black III"
Will Smith, Josh Brolin and Michael Stuhlbarg in "Men in Black III"

With the help of his girlfriend Lily (Nicole Scherzinger), Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) escapes from the Lunar Max prison facility on the Moon and reaches Earth in order to take revenge on K for his lost arm. Boris

The next day, Agent J (Will Smith) learns that Agent K is no longer at his apartment only to realize Agent K has been dead for over 40 years. When Agent O (Emma Thompson) decodes that J’s craving for chocolate milk is due to his headaches caused by a fracture in space-time continuum, J is convinced that Boris has acquired a time-jump device and traveled back to 1969 to kill K, resulting in an imminent invasion of Earth by Boris’ Boglodite species due to the absence of the ArcNet.

J obtains a time-jump device from Obadiah Prince (Lanny Flaherty) at the black market and travels back to July 15, 1969, a day before the incident between Boris and Agent K. In 1969, J tries to prevent a murder committed by Boris in Coney Island but failed and is arrested by a younger K (Josh Brolin) who takes him back to MIB facility and attempts to use a gigantic Neuralyzer on J before J convinces K at the very last second.

Agent J and Agent K work together and is joined by an alien named Griffin (Michael Stuhlbarg) who possesses the ArcNet, and helps them to oversee the set up of the shield to protect Earth from the Boglodite. When they arrive at Cape Canaveral, the place where Apollo 11 lunar rocket launch is occurring, they are arrested by the military police. However, when Griffin uses his precognitive power on the Colonel (Mike Colter), he not only allows them to carry the mission but personally assist them to ensure the agents are successful.

J and K are minutes away from attaching ArcNet onto the Apollo 11 only to be slowed down by both 1969 and modern-day Boris. In a battle with the 1969 Boris, K causes a fueling hose rupture which sprays liquid nitrogen on 1969 Boris’ arm instantly shatter it before he successfully plants the ArcNet on the rocket. While J manages to stop the modern-day Boris by avoiding his spikes after he uses the time-jump to travel back to the beginning of the fight.

The Colonel congratulates K and K invites him to join the agency while J watches from the distance. However, 1969 Boris emerges from the blast chamber and kills the Colonel. This time, K integrates Boris to kill him instantly. When a young boy named James (Cayen Martin) exits a military van near their location looking for his father, Agent K coaxes him away from the truth and neuralyzes him while taking care of him. From here, we learn that the young boy turns out to be J and the Colonel is J’s father.

Overall, Men in Black III is not too much about alien invasion but a comedy with light action. The film may not be perfect but it is certainly entertaining. Like how K says it, MIB 3 is slick.

  • 7 out of 10
  • A fun, light-hearted action comedy that is surely entertaining
  • No

Men in Black III (2012) Trailer

Men in Black III also known as MIB3 is the sequel to Men in Black II and third film in Men in Black film franchise. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin, Men in Black III opens on May 25, 2012.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – Movie Review

Captain America: The First Avenger is a superhero film and the fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk in 2008, Iron Man 2 in 2010 and Thor in 2011.

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Chris Evans in "Captain America: The First Avenger"
Chris Evans in "Captain America: The First Avenger"

In present day, scientists in the Arctic uncover a mysterious object with a red, white and blue motif — with knowingly, it is a shield belonging to Captain America.

Back in 1942, World War 2 days, Nazi officer Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) and his men pillage a castle in Tønsberg, Norway to steal a mysterious tesseract which Schmidt calls “the jewel of Odin’s treasure room”. Yet again, this shows the connection with the characters in Thor.

In New York City, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is rejected for World War II military duty for the fifth time. His friend Sgt. James “Bucky” Barnes (Sebastian Stan), takes him to the Modern Marvels of Tomorrow exhibition, where famous inventor Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) demonstrates an experimental flying car. Rogers’ determination to serve for his country catches the ear of Bavarian scientist Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci), who works with the U.S. government’s Strategic Scientific Reserve. Erskine recruits Rogers to the camp under under Colonel Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones) and SSR officer Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) in hoping he will be chosen as the first “super-soldier” experiment.

Meanwhile, Schmidt a.k.a. The Skull and scientist Arnim Zola (Toby Jones) has successfully harness the power of the cube-like tesseract.

In a secret lab in Brooklyn, Erskine and others convene with Senator Brandt (Michael Brandon) as Rogers is transformed into a tall and muscular man but Erskine is assassinated by Heinz Kruger. Rogers gives chase as Kruger flees with a car, and eventually pulls Kruger out from a submarine, but Kruger commits suicide.

Brandt happily deploys Rogers as Captain America mascot together with colorful costume to tour and promote the war bonds. During a show in Italy, Rogers learns Barnes is one of the soldiers captured by the Red Skull, hence, he convinces Carter and Stark to fly him behind enemy lines in a solo rescue mission. Rogers manages to free Barnes and others and returns to the base.

Rogers then recruits his own team and with a new circular shield from Stark, Captain America and his team go on to destroy HYDRA’s bases one by one. At the same time, Rogers’ romance with Carter blossom as she asks him for a dance.

During a battle on a train which transport Zola, Barnes falls to death into a deep gorge. But the capture of Zola leads the commandos to the Red Skull. In the final battle, the Red Skull disintegrates himself when he attempts to use the tesseract, but Rogers is unable to control the plane as it crashes into the Arctic. Stark manages to recover the tesseract but not the aircraft.

Back to the present, Rogers awakens and realizes he is not in the 40s when S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) informs him that he has been asleep for almost 70 years. Stay back for post-credits scene!

  • 8 out of 10
  • Captain America: The First Avenger is exciting and nostalgic at the same time. The film beautifully depicts the 40′s war era together with the memorable soundtrack which still keeps repeating in my head right now. Most importantly, it brings us a step closer to most-anticipated film, The Avengers.
  • In the post-credits scene, which is actually a teaser trailer of The Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) approaches Steve Rogers in a gym, and tells him that he needs him to save the world. There, Tony Starks (Robert Downey Jr.) a.k.a. Iron Man 2, Black Widow, Thor, Hawkeye, Bruce Banter are seen as part of The Avengers, while Loki, the villain in Thor is seen being escorted in handcuffs by S.H.I.E.L.D.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Trailer 2

The much anticipated Captain America: The First Avenger will be out only next month, but here is the second trailer released by Marvel yesterday.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Trailer

Captain America: The First Avenger is a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals. Directed by Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, Hidalgo, Jurassic Park III), Captain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Tommy Lee Jones. The film opens on July 22, 2011