Men in Black 3

{4/5} “A miracle is what seems impossible but happens anyway.”

Boris the Animal breaks out of prison on the Moon and then goes back in time to kill the man who shot off his arm — Agent K. When Agent J realizes that the timeline has changed he also goes back in time to try to change it back. In the past he teams up with a younger Agent K in order to track down Boris and eliminate him. They meet up with Griffin, an alien who can see multiple possible futures at all times.

Men in Black 3 was released earlier this year.

The first Men in Black movie was hilarious, and the second was a rehash of the first and therefore unnecessary. This one was not as clever as the first one but more interesting than the second one.

It’s nice to see Agents J and K again, and Josh Brolin does a fabulous job portraying a young K. The set design and costumes for the 1960s scenes are marvelous. Griffin is a great character, and so is Andy Warhol (here an agent in disguise). There was one point near the end where I was confused about exactly what happened.

The movie started filming without a completed script — perhaps it could have been better if they hadn’t done this. It seems to me that at this point in the history of movies people should know that you shouldn’t do that.

I love the theme music by Danny Elfman (Batman). It was overused, though (a common problem in movies).

Agent J is played by Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness). Agent K is played by Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive) and the younger Agent K is played by Josh Brolin (W.). Agent O is played by Emma Thompson (Stranger Than Fiction) and Boris is played by Jemaine Clement (Eagle vs Shark).

The movie was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (The Addams Family).

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