MEN IN BLACK 3
With Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson
Written by Etan Cohen (based on comic characters create by Lowell Cunningham)
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
With the makers of this trilogy not going out of their way to keep churning out new movies, they take their time with each edition, picking a very cool story to expand this universe of secret government agents policing aliens from other planets visiting (and often attacking) planet earth. This time agent J travels back in time to the 1960s to change history and prevent agent K from being murdered by alien villain Boris The Animal (who has escaped from a lunar prison to avenge the MIB agent who took his arm and locked him up). As to be expected, the wild ride is laden with action, comedy and reveals another contributing element of the plot and history behind these characters.
Brolin does a superb rendition of a younger Tommy Lee Jones. For the lead villain Boris, the producers made an interesting choice in picking Jemaine Clement (better known as one half of the geeky Flight Of The Conchords duo), who does a pretty good job. Along for the ride since the beginning is multiple Oscar winning make-FX master Rick Baker, again creating a brilliant array of imaginative creatures (some visible for a slit second or blending into the background).
Extras include a Making Of featurette covering various aspects of the production, a blooper reel, and the music video for Pitbull's (lame) theme song.
4 / B
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished