DVD Review: Men in Black 3

10:02 16 November 2012

Men in Black 3

Men in Black 3


Review by Toby Lattimore

Men in Black 3 (PG)

The important thing about Men in Black 3 is that it is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Sonnenfeld directed the first Men in Black as well as Wild Wild West and obviously understands Will Smith who in his own right is a producer of blockbusters as well as a superstar. Sonnenfeld’s original vision of the concept of the Men in Black is carried through in this film and he rightly focuses on Smith who is an expert on screen. Smith is perhaps one of the most comfortable and likable figures to ever appear in a sci-fi and his emotional foil (and partner) Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K is suitably bland and understated to counteract any excess bravado.

Agent J played by Will Smith has to go back in time and rescue Agent K while saving the world from an alien played by the very scary Jemaine Clement, who’s character is monstrously grim and about to change the course of history, save his species and instigate the invasion of the planet Earth. Smith encounters the young Agent K played by the excellent Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) who replicates a young Jones superbly.

There are many chuckles and a couple of laugh-out-loud moments in the film as well a poignant and revealing story twist which, in the context of a outlandish science fiction film, surprisingly jumps out of left field and pulls at the heart strings. The exaggerated effects and sometimes crazy ideas which couple the story together are elements you have to accept as it rockets ahead on screen. Men in Black 3 is a fun and far-fetched which is what you sign up to when you switch on and engage.


Visit Toby’s Blog at www.tobyreviews.blogspot.co.uk/ or tweet him @TobyReviews


Other Entertainment Stories

Friday, November 27, 2015
The Honiton Beehive. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 2243-34-14AW

After last year’s sell-out Christmas party at The Beehive, Honiton, Area 52 are back with their great selection of soul, funk, pop and disco numbers to get you up on the dance floor after a delicious homemade supper served at your table.

Read more
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Concert Band.

Festive favourites will feature in a varied programme when the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Concert Band performs soon in Budleigh.

Read more
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Susie Milmer

Seaton Choral Society promises to be a joyful occasion when it presents its Christmas concert

Read more
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts at a reduced price ahead of the festive season.

Reportedly the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts and electrical goods at a reduced price ahead of the festive season. Here we share the discounts on offer at Great British Life available 27 - 30 November 2015

Read more
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Natasha Koshti.

The Budleigh Salterton Committee for Cancer Research UK is holding an Evening In India on Saturday, November 28, at 7pm in the Public Hall.

Read more
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Love Frozen or hate it, you will laugh your stripy socks off at these two lovable clowns and their puppet rock band.

Read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Alligators

The Alligators – one of the country’s top rock ‘n’roll bands – are coming to Exmouth at the end of November.

Read more
Monday, November 23, 2015
Let There be Light-Exmouth's Mayor John Humphreys officially switched on the Devoncourt Hotel Christmas Lights on Friday evening.  Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 1751-48-12SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual switch-on of lights at Exmouth’s Devoncourt Hotel in Douglas Avenue.

Read more
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Topsham Players' production of Blithe Spirit. Kate Wannell as Mrs Condomine (deceased) and Alan Craig as Charles Condomime.

Topsham’s Estuary Players take on the crystal wit of Noel Coward with their next show, Blithe Spirit, coming up soon.

Read more
Saturday, November 21, 2015
It's Those Saltertons Again!

Salterton Drama Club’s forthcoming celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War Two opens at the Salterton Playhouse next Monday (November 23) - and director Richard Gomm reports that things are going well.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Entertainment

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Search for a job in Exmouth

Find planning applications