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.

Seven Pounds (2008) Trailer

Ben Thomas (Will Smith) is an IRS agent who is close to suicide for his role in an auto accident that claimed the lives of seven people finds a reason to live, and to atone, when he falls for a woman (Rosario Dawson) who wants to help him deal with his grief.

Hancock (2008) – Movie Review

Hancock is a superhero movie starring Will Smith, Jason Bateman, and Charlize Theron.

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Will Smith in the movie "Hancock"
Will Smith in the movie "Hancock"

John Hancock (Will Smith) is an alcoholic superhero whom everyone loves to hate. Although he has saved many lives, Hancock has destroyed buildings, trains, roads, cars and many others to get his job done. The last time he captured several criminals, it cost the city nearly $9 million to fix the damages. His image is further tainted with videos of him saving lives butt-naked spreading around in YouTube.

When Hancock saves Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman) from being run over by a train, Ray invites Hancock to come over to his house for some spaghetti meatballs. Hancock then meets Ray’s wife, Mary Embrey (Charlize Theron) and son, Aaron (Jae Head). Hancock seems to be attracted to Mary someway.

Before Hancock flies off, Ray offers to help Hancock to change his image and to get the public to like Hancock. In doing so, Hancock has to spend time in jail in order to prove to the city that they need him when he’s not around. Even in jail, Hancock creates trouble by stuffing a criminal’s head into another criminal’s butt.

Finally, after more than two weeks in jail, the Chief Inspector calls for Hancock to help them to solve a huge bank job in which four heavily armed robbers have taken many as hostages and the cops have failed miserably to even get near to the bank. Hancock arrives in a black Velcro costume that has everyone amused. Before he flies off, he tells the Chief, “Good job”, a phrase taught by Ray during his jail time. It is amusing how he wrongly uses the phrase throughout the bank job robbery.

Later Hancock learns that Ray’s wife, Mary also possesses the superhuman strength and speed he has and is technically his wife. He also learns that he’s actually not an alien, but a member of an ancient race which have been referred to as angels and gods throughout history. They are at least 3000 years old and are the last remaining couple of the race which eventually died out because of their weakness which causes them to lose their powers when in close proximity to one another. Members of this race were created in pairs, and are inevitably drawn towards each other. Ray’s Wife is revealed to be the other half of Hancock, and that they are ‘fated’ to be together. Ray’s Wife and Hancock have a brief fight scene and during this scene tornado and other weather disturbances wreak havoc on the city.

Hancock begins to lose his powers as he grows closer to Ray’s wife, and his feelings grow, which has almost caused him his life when he is shot by a robber in a convenience store. In the hospital, Hancock and Mary are assaulted by a group of prisoners who vowed to take revenge on Hancock and have escaped the prison. Mary is heavily injured by gunshots while Hancock tries to fend off the criminals. In the end, in order to save her life from a mortal wound, he leaves her proximity to restore both his powers and hers, healing her.

The movie ends with Ray, Mary and Aaron leading a normal life while Hancock is contented being a superhero.

Overall, the movie is humorous, almost like My Super Ex-Girlfriend, but slightly funnier albeit containing tonnes of excessive languages and scenes.

My ratings: 7 out of 10.

Hancock (2008) Exclusive Trailer

There are heroes… there are superheroes… and then there’s Hancock.

Hancock (Will Smith) is an alcoholic and sarcastic superhero who is misunderstood by the public.