DIRECTOR Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement
Smith and Jones return to what they do best: battling illegal aliens and saving the planet! Agent K is tracked down by an alien fugitive named Boris the Animal, who has a score to settle with him from 40 years before. To save K – and the planet – Agent J must travel back to 1969 and alter fate. Great family fun. (2012 USA 106 minutes)
In Men in Black III, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him - secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
BBFC advice: Contains mild language, innuendo and fantasy violence Further Parental Advice
"Brolin provides irony-rich fresh blood, Emma Thompson plays its for laughs as a MIB ball-buster and the heart-stopping climax atop the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket at its launch pad at Cape Canaveral is a genuinely thrilling spectacle.
Boris is back, sending shock waves through the city, spreading panic wherever he stalks and seemingly on an unstoppable path to total domination. No, we're not talking about London and straw-haired pseudo-buffoon Boris Johnson but New York and extra-terrestrial megalomaniac biker Boris The Animal (Flight of the Conchords' Clement). He's sprung himself from his lunar prison (with a little help from the stomach-churning killer arachnids that live the palm of his hand) and has travelled back in time to 1969 to re-route the course of history.
This means killing Agent K (Lee Jones), whose youthful younger self thwarted Boris's plans, shot his arm off and placed a protective shield around earth, preventing an attack from Boris's rapacious fellow aliens. However, Agent J (Smith) is close behind Boris, launching himself back to the 1960s with a terrifying leap off New York's Chrysler Building (during his time continuum freefall he passes suicides from the Wall Street crash). Joining his 29-year-old buddy (Brolin, delivering an uncanny impression of Jones), the pair have to iron out their differences and track down Boris, which involves an amusing trip to Andy Warhol's Factory and a retro Shea Stadium.
Director Barry Sonnenfeld - in charge of his third MIB movie - plays to the franchise's strengths, fleshing out the fractious relationship between J & K and resisting monster overload yet making their screen time count.
There's some sly humour - the casual racism of 1960s cops gets a wry roasting courtesy of Will Smith in a stolen car - and the alien critters are genuinely gut-churning, particularly a giant fish that's only immobilised when J rips its heart out. Not for anklebiters then.
It's been ten years...but it's been worth the wait."
UK RELEASE 25 May 2012
RUNNING TIME 106 minutes
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