MIB International Movie Review, Men in Black, Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, magnetic and charming in this action thriller. MIB International lacks drama and punch, both inside and outside the covert bureau operating for the welfare of all living beings including aliens. Men In Black International, starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, hit the screens today. The film is drab and devoid of any sort of humour and is not a patch on the original Will Smith film.
Twenty years later we now have a third sequel that waters down everything that made the original great replacing pitch black comedy with run-of-the-mill machine generated jokes, shifting the VFX focus to make things grand, and a villain who is not just not threatening but also straight out of a video game cut scene. How did things come to this level? It’s almost like someone wanted this franchise to be run to the ground. MIB International has some good visual effects, if you look really hard for the positives in the film. The locations are exotic. That’s about it.
Apart from the leads, according to the audiences, the film has very less to contribute to the MIB world and has weak plot twists in its runtime. With a few funny punchlines and some Marvel references because of Hemsworth, the film seems to have fallen flat with the movie buffs and franchise fans. For the uninitiated, Men in Black is a top-secret organization established to monitor and police, alien activity on Earth. In short, MIB International is like eating stale and disappointing fruitcake after being promised blueberry cheesecake.
Cute little alien-in-disguise Frank (voiced again by Tim Blaney) returns for the first time since 2002’s Men in Black 2, where he was Agent J’s partner for much of the film. Pity they’re working with such a bland script, ending in a film that seems to cater to new audiences, rather than those who grew up watching the edgier MIB movies before it. Other than that, there’s not much to savour here. Gray also did the sequel to Sonenfeld’s Get Shorty and failed, so it is quite a mystery how he was chosen to take the Men In Black franchise forward.