‘Men In Black 3′ Script Review

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Men In Black 3, based on the successful comic book series by Lowell Cunningham, is moving forward full-steam ahead. There’s even a teaser trailer for the film out.

The film’s script was written by scribe Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder)  and stars returning heroes, “Jay” (Will Smith) and “Kay” (Tommy Lee Jones), who are ready to save the galaxy once more.

Opening with an action-packed, jailbreak sequence, two evil alien humanoids known as “Boris the Biker” (Jemaine Clement) and his main intergalactic squeeze, “Devil Girl,” head for Earth in order to destroy it and kill our hero, Kay, who is creating a defense shield in order to project our planet from being obliterated.

The problem, is that the original Kay was killed in 1969 and a new “Kay” (a very amusing cameo and I hope this actor takes this part!) has taken his place.

As a bewildered Jay tries to make sense out of what is going on in this strange time twist, all hell breaks loose. The Kay we have grown to know doesn’t exist and neither does Earth’s defense shield. Our planet is attacked and obliterated in a blink of an eye.

But, let it be known, in the world of MIB the good guys always save the day.

A microsecond before the end of the world, Jay is able to escape and is teleported back to 1969 New York where he meets a young, energetic version of Kay (Josh Brolin; good choice there). Jay has to convince young Kay that he (Jay) is not an alien from another planet, and that he’s Kay’s partner from the future Earth who came back to get him to build the defense shield, save the planet, several other galaxies and not to get killed by the time traveling Boris and Devil Girl in 1969 – aliens Kay puts in jail forty years in the future.

Sounds like Jay has his work cut out for him.

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The story is fast-paced and filled with lots of cameos the audience will have a lot of laughs with. It’s a wild, “E Ticket” ride that has the atmosphere of Mad Men meeting Disney’s Tomorrowland. The location of the secret headquarters run by the stuffy chief (Alec Baldwin is perfect in this role!) is creative and funny.

Jay and young Kay form an uneasy alliance in the beginning and its interesting to see the student teaching the future teacher. As Kay starts to see that Jay is  telling the truth, we see the makings of a lifelong friendship begin as the two encounter friend and foe with the exciting finale taking place at Cape Kennedy, which includes a heartfelt moment for Jay.

With cameos galore, don’t be surprised if the worms and “Frank the Pug” show up somewhere.

Special effects will take at least a year to finish, so expect a release date of summer 2012.

Men In Black 3 is a sure-fire winner all around.

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  1. So does this basically confirm that TLJ will reduced to a mere cameo? If true, then I’m officially not seeing this film. A waste of a good actor. The only thing keeping me interested is Nicole Scherzinger as the villain’s girl, and that’s only b/c I’m a fan of the Pussycat Dolls.

    • Yeah I’m not sure if i wanna see this now if he’s gonna be reduced to a cameo role :(

  2. This sounds awesome. I’ve grown up with MIB 1 and 2 in my house. SO psyched for MIB3 now!

  3. Cool.

    Is TLJ actually in this for any amount of time, or is it just a cameo?

  4. Whooo hooo!!!! Yes! I love this series.

  5. As excited as I am about this, it also makes me a little worried. Tommy Lee Jones’ Kay is one of my favorite movie characters of all time, and it sounds like he won’t be in this movie much. :(

  6. Good to hear that someone liked the script–after the mess of MIB: II, I don’t think I could take another craptacular outing with these guys.

  7. Why do movie series use the time travel plot? And it’s jut not movies. Comics, books, video games… It works every once in a while.

    • IMO it’s b/c the writers can’t make up something else, and use time travel as a cop-out for lazy writing.

      • Shrek 4 worked just fine to me lol

  8. This will suck crap , with TLJ in a more active role and what about Smith? well i didn=t see this coming off too big ..unless its shown during long dry spell at the thesaurus otherwise it will go straight to DVD..I can tell already 8s rushed which means it will suck..all the time travel crock is easy way out..why spend spend money in talented writers..? I swear that Peter Griffin write that script .lMAO!!

  9. So… many tempting titled movies in the coming years that will be passed up because of craptacular stories…

  10. I wonder if this is why Kay recruited Jay in the first movie…