'Men In Black' Review By Ghostman

This definitely rates about a 9.0 on my weird-sh*t-o-meter.
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Men in Black follows the exploits of agents Kay and Jay, members of a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth. The two find themselves in the middle of the deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies. In order to prevent worlds from colliding, the MIB must track down the terrorist and prevent the destruction of Earth.

After the huge success of Will Smith's 1996 film Independence Day (ID4), Smith was offered a role to star in Men in Black. Will Smith took the role and the film was a smash over the summer launching him into Hollywood box office stardom. Tommy Lee Jones the man who never stops acting (or at least has been featured in a one film each year) also joined the MIB film cast. Together, the two stars shared the screen as they teamed up as MIB agents Jay and Kay.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones make for a perfect duo as they had that comedic chemistry going: with Smith's classic sarcastic humor as agent Jay, mixed in with Jones' straight faced serious tone as agent Kay. Sure Will Smith always has that same "character" acting that he does in all of his summer films such as ID4, MIB films, and Hanc*ck, but that's just his acting style and the audience loves it. Tommy Lee Jones has been in a lot of movies and also has that same dilemma but that's what makes him him. It isn't that big of a deal because it works for us when we watch the movie. Other stars in this movie such as Vincent D'Onofiro as the films main antagonist, Edgar the Bug; a giant c*ckroach makes for a nasty bad guy (or should I say alien). Rip Torn, as Chief of the MIB also plays his role respectively.

Men in Black is fun, silly, and an entertaining popcorn flick full of action and cool special effects that has the talented Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones who both make the film for what it is. An enjoyable movie to watch over and over again (as my VHS tape knows this from experience).


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