Men in Black

1997

Action / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Mystery / Sci-Fi

210
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 92%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 450749

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Sylvester Stallone as Alien on TV Monitor
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Steven Spielberg as Alien on TV Monitor
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ironhorse_iv 8 / 10

Don't be kept in the dark. Go see Men in Black. It's gives new meaning to Black Comedy. It's worth seeing!

You know what the difference, between other sci-fi buddy action-comedies and 'Men in Black'? 'Men in Black' make the genre look good. That was until the 2002 & 2012 sequels came out, but that's that is another story for another day. Yet, in the summer of 1997, this film about two secret organization agents, K (Tommy Lee Jones) & J (Will Smith) having to stop an alien invasion from happening, while hiding their existence from ordinary people, could do little wrong. Even if Will Smith & Tommy Lee Jones was playing, fictional versions of themselves. They are still great in their roles. Not only that, but surprisingly, both share, really good chemistry with each other. Smith's laid-back boyish charm does match, well against Jones' grump mentor, straight-man persona. They do make a good team. Nevertheless, the best acting in this movie, has to go to Vincent D'Onofrio as the extraterrestrial roach-like villain, Edgar the bug. He really went beyond the call of duty, with his performance. Not only, did he researched watch a lot of insect documentaries, spent hours in make-up with legendary, special effects artist, Rick Baker, but he also put on, knee braces to get the feel of Edgar's restricted movement. That's commitment. I also have to give mad props to animatronic effects from Baker & the visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic for making the aliens, in the film, seem real, even if some of the CGI hasn't really hold up, that well, over the years. In the end, it's still impressive to look at. Another thing that still works for me, is the music score by composer, Danny Elfman. It's fascinating how Elfman was able to make an orchestra sound like crickets and hornets buzzing and chirping. It really adds to the visuals of the title sequence. As for the other music in the film. The rap tunes from Will Smith are just as catchy & memorable as the day, it first came out. 'Men in Black' song really does stand out on its own, to the point, that many people forget that the beats was a sample of 1982's 'Forget Me Nots' by Patrice Rushen. As for the humor for the film. Most of the jokes, physical, and verbally are still, laugh out loud, funny, even if some of them are often recycle, throughout the film, somewhat dated or even not complex. Don't get me wrong, as much as I would love more, well-though out sophistical jokes that mirrors, author, Douglas Adams's 'the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' novel; the lighter, cartoony, out of this world, simpler tone of 'Men in Black' works better for the general audiences. Plus, it's a lot better than the much darker and dryer bleak tone that authors, Lowell Cunningham and Sandy Carruthers had in the comic book series of the same name, in which, this movie is loosely based on. Don't get me wrong, I still like the cynicism & more grounded nature of the comic book, but a boogeyman like version, 'Men in Black' fighting the supernatural & brainwashing people to commit mass-school shooting, might not, be the right amount of family-oriented science fiction comedy, this film really need to be successful. After all, it will be really hard to root for, a selfish organization, wanting to secretly control the world, rather than trying to save it. Thank goodness, director, Barry Sonnenfield went with the right direction, by making them, 'the Men in Black' heroic than self-centered a-holes in the action scenes and the case work. Nevertheless, the movie still has a few problems with some of the judgment calls, the agents do, throughout the film. Without spoiling, most of it, I never truly, understood, why, Agent K would neuralize J after meeting him for the first time if he was just going to recruit him the next day? Even, today, it really does bug me down. Regardless of that, the plot-holes in this movie are mostly pretty minor. They're not too jarring, not to enjoy the rest of the film. After all, I quickly forget, that the giant bug alien somehow, fit with Edgar's body, because how entertaining, this is. That's how, watchable, it is! In the end, No neuralyzer will be powerful enough to make you forget this theatrical experience! It's a movie that's worth travelling millions of lightyears for. It's worth probing, after!

Reviewed by slightlymad22 7 / 10

The Song Os Better Than The Movie

Continuing my plan to watch every Will Smith movie in order, I come to Men In Black (1997)

Plot In A Paragraph: A New York police officer (Smith) joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

How do you follow the highest movie of the year, was the problem facing Will Smith, and truthfully he chose very well!! With the movie and the the song, he was everywhere!! But personally I've never really got this movie, I thought it was watchable at the time, and have never thought more about it when I have caught it on TV in the 20 years since. I always though the Will Smith song Men In Black, was better than the movie itself. The only thing I really enjoyed, was seeing Sly Stallone as one of the Aliens being monitored on a big screen.

Watching it back to back with Bad Boys and Independence Day. Will Smith's cocky act is beginning to irritate me a bit. I didn't notice it at the time, as in 1997, I dancing along in night clubs to his various hit singles like Getting Jiggy Wit it, Miami and the theme song from this. Isolated it didn't bother me, watching it them together, it's a bit tiresome.

Tommy Lee Jones is the best thing in this movie. His timing is perfect.

Men In Black grossed $306 million at the domestic box office, to end 1996 the 2nd highest grossing movie of the year. If it wasn't for Titanic, this would have ran away with it, as it was well clear of Jurassic Park 2.

Reviewed by Davis P 7 / 10

Fairly entertaining sci fi comedy

Men in Black (1997) is one of the most famous science fiction films ever. And it's probably what made Will Smith a notable actor. Men in Black is about a secret organization who polices alien activity. They know all about the alien world and keep earth and its inhabitants safe from danger when it comes to alien matters. This movie stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Jones is the elder agent in the organization and Smith plays the rookie, the new agent. The acting is skillful and I loved the way Jones and Smith both portrayed their characters. Smith does it in a very humorous way, and his comedic talent is really utilized in this film. Jones is still funny at times, but his character is very serious, but it works for his character because of things you find out about his past. I liked the screenplay alright. The really big thing that this film had going for it was the special effects, and it was good for 1997 at the time of its release, but to be honest they wouldn't be considered that impressive in today's world of cinema. The film has a very fun atmosphere to it and I would suggest it moderately. It's not the absolute best of its kind but it's still pretty fun. 7/10.

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