Men In Black: International (Movie Review)

Oscar Rendon | St. Louis, MO | June 17th, 2019


Men In Black: International stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, and Kumail Nanjiani. The Men In Black are back with a whole new team as the secret organization fight a battle from within and when it is discovered that there is a mole in MIB the new duo of Agent H & Agent M go on a globe trotting adventure to save the day, save the MIB and save the world.

Men In Black: International is a sequel to the original trilogy starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. In this iteration, we have a new team and new characters in the fun world created in 1997. Unfortunately this film is not as fun as the original trilogy which although were great summer blockbusters, always had a quirk to it that gave them charm, and the undeniable chemistry and banter of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reunite after teaming up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise (Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame). Thompson and Hemsworth’s chemistry is obviously boosted after starring in multiple films together but even that doesn’t help this movie as a whole with plot points and story beats. Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson are good in the film but not memorable enough to remember their names. Kumail Nanjiani voices the alien Pawny, he was a great secondary addition. I found myself laughing at most of his quips and dialogue with Tessa Thompson’s character. The film checks off the generic run of the mill blockbuster movie tropes. Great action set pieces and CG, choreography and stunts are fun, quick witted heroes, and big guns, lots and lots of big guns. Overall, the film is not bad but it’s also not memorable by any stretch of the imagination. The film has good action sequences and an okay premise. The idea for this film was probably a great pitch and even possibly a good script but the execution was very poor.

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