||Action / Comedy
||Green whip, futuristic space
guns, bigger futuristic space guns, things that shoot out of
fingers, futuristic gatling gun, big teeth, beatdown stick
|"In a world where..."
||“Earth is in for a world of trouble…”
If you missed the first Men in Black you might need a little background
information. Earth is in constant danger from aliens and the Men
in Black are the people who keep us safe. They keep ordinary citizens
from ever knowing that there are aliens by using a really fancy flashlight
that erases your memory. For all we know this trailer could be based
on true stories and we're just watching a reenactment.
Before I get into how much I enjoyed Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith
I'd like to send a message to Hollywood: Just because you can
make a dog/cat/baby talk doesn't mean you should. It was funny for
maybe 5 seconds. I don't want to see it in a non-animated trailer
Glad that's out of the way. Now for the good stuff. Tommy Lee Jones'
deadpan performance is a perfect yin to Will Smith's goofy yang.
Unlike the wooden performances in the Episode
2 trailer, this one is intentional.
Agent K (Jones) must return from retirement (like we didn't know
that was gonna happen) to help save the world from Lara Flynn Boyle
and her whips (now if you ask me I'm not sure if the world really
needs saving from that).
Now it's no surprise that K has been working in a post office with
a bunch of other aliens. More evidence that this is a documentary
rather than a work of science fiction. Strangely, the aliens speak
in a language reminiscent of early 80s beat boxing which helps to
explain what happened to The Fat Boys. They probably returned to
their home planet.
When K and J (Smith) bust into that family's house to get at their
cache of guns, I couldn't help but think that these people have a
pretty bad ass Panic
Room. It's unfortunate that the family never will remember that
they have it when the time comes.
on Trailer: The plot follows same action trailer formula with set
up and since it's a sequel a bit of reset for the audience. It all
ends with a nice action montage set to some blaring rock music. Fortunately quotable dialog and plenty of
laughs set this apart from your run of the mill action trailer.
Conclusion on Movie: More of the same from the Men in Black franchise.
If you're one of those rare people that don't like Will Smith or
Tommy Lee Jones then you can stay at home and play Neverwinter Nights.
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