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

19 minutes ago

Gimme Gimme Gimme are bringing their spectacular Abba ‘The Visitors’ tour show to the Exmouth Pavilion on Saturday, November 12.

Read more

The South – featuring former members of The Beautiful South – are playing the Exeter Phoenix at 8.30pm on Saturday, November 5.

Read more

A charity music gig is coming up to raise funds for Exmouth Children’s Centre.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:40

Judging by the laughter and enthusiastic applause, the first-night audience certainly enjoyed Sidmouth Amateur Dramatic Society’s performance of Alan Ayckbourn’s cleverly crafted A Chorus of Disapproval at the Manor Pavilion Theatre.

Read more
Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Exmouth Salvation Army has arranged another of its regular coffee mornings.

Read more
Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Beehive, in Honiton, has announced that it will be having six live screenings over the coming months.

Read more
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Exmouth’s award-winning youth theatre group Centre Stage is putting the final touches to its next production, the family favourite slapstick comedy Bugsy Malone.

Read more
Friday, October 21, 2016

Crealy Adventure Park and Resort is launching a new feature for Hallowe’en.

Read more
Friday, October 21, 2016

Local art and craft will be on show at Exmouth’s Glenorchy Church Hall.

Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016

The first Exmouth and East Devon music awards are coming up tomorrow night (8.30pm, Friday, October 21) at the GWRSA Railway club on the Royal Avenue.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 10°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read Entertainment

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

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications