Men in Black was one of the more entertaining cinematic experiences of the 1990s. And, despite the fact that Men in Black II received mostly unfavorable reviews, it was a box office success with nearly $500 million in the bank. So it was inevitable that Men In Black III would get made – eventually.
Since production started, there have been reports that MIB III isn’t going as well as one would hope – rewrites, delays, on-set turmoil and so forth – causing fans of the series to be worried about the impending film’s quality. Recently, photos from the second sequel hit the Internet by way of Daily Mail, showcasing a time-traveling Agent J (Will Smith) with a young Agent K (Josh Brolin).
The story of Men in Black III revolves around Agent J traveling back to 1969 to stop an alien named Boris the Biker – played by Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) – from killing Agent K before he can become…well, Tommy Lee Jones, basically. Along the way, we’ll no doubt see all kinds of Forrest Gump-esque historical hijinks and what have you.
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As problematic as the production timeline has been, I think it’s safe to say that Josh Brolin pulls off a pretty convincing young Tommy Lee Jones. Also, I can’t help but feel that there’s some kind of No Country for Old Men reference being made here, which is almost always a good thing.
Still, it’s reasonably worrisome that a film like this has had rewrite after rewrite after rewrite, not to mention shooting delays and actors leaving (Alec Baldwin, we hardly knew ye). Not that it isn’t possible for a film with so many issues to be excellent – Steven Spielberg’s Jaws was deemed a total train wreck during filming, and then, one of the greatest films ever when it finally hit theaters. My point is – let’s keep a semi-open mind here, at least until we see some footage.
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Men In Black III, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson, Alice Eve, Rip Torn (and others), hits theaters May 25th, 2012. That is, if there aren’t more production problems…
Source: Daily Mail