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men in black2012

Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin

Agent J (Will Smith) must travel back in time to the 60‘s and partner with a younger Agent K, to stop an alien bad guy rewriting history.

I was not impressed with the last MIB film, so I tried to keep an open mind as I sat down for the latest instalment of this sci-fi franchise.

The first character on screen was songstress Nicole Scherzinger, so I had to fight even harder to keep my mind open! Luckily the film had regained a little of its original charm and pacing, though it could have done with a little more action during the main bulk of the film.

I also would have welcomed some more wacky alien references to the 196o’s and its personalities. All we really get to see is Andy Warhol’s factory.

Josh Brolin was plain spooky as a younger version of Tommy Lee Jones and Jemaine Clement stole the show as super villain Boris The Animal.

The best thing about this film (and the original) are the little alien details in the background. From intelligent alien fish, to a hi-tech screen monitoring the alien activities of Lady Gaga, it’s these little touches that really make these films for me.

It’s not as good as the original film and the ending was a bit too neat and contrived, but it still managed to be a fun romp of a movie with a real feel good factor.

★★★

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