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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Men in Black 3



Latest movie rental - Men in Black 3, a science fiction comedy starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, and Emma Thompson. It was fairly fun, in the same spirit as the previous MIB movies. An incarcerated alien escapes confinement in a prison on the Moon and arranges to go back to the past (1969) and kills Agent K (Jones) before Agent K can arrest him, thus creating a new timeline. Agent J (Smith) thwarts this by himself going back even earlier into the past, meeting K's younger self (Brolin) and warning him. Roger Ebert gave the movie 3 stars.

I thought Brolin was really good as the younfer K. As Ebert writes ...

Young Agent K is played, not by Tommy Lee Jones in prosthetic makeup, but by Josh Brolin. The casting is spot-on. He looks like a young Tommy Lee Jones, and he sounds so uncannily like him that director Barry Sonnenfeld, hearing him, allegedly shed tears of relief. While watching the movie, I was convinced Jones dubbed his own voice. But remember Brolin was also a good sound-alike for George W. Bush in “W.”

One of my favorite parts of the MIB movies is when Will Smith neurolizes innocent observers of alien sightings and other unexplainable events that the government wants kept secret - he always invents funny alternative explanations to fill in the blanks left by the memory wipe, like here where an alien craft has crashed in downtown New York :) ....




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