We Are the Men In Black
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld.
Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Linda Fiorentino and Vincent D'Onofrio.
When you least expect it, the person next to you could be an alien. Not the kind that cross borders il-Actually, its the same kind of alien, only from another planet. The basic thing you really need to know about this franchise. We follow the lead role of Will Smith as an NYPD cop who's first encounter with an alien opens a whole new world for him when he meets Agent K, and the the MIB. A mother-of-all roach of a demon arrives to earth high on sugar hell bent to search for the galaxy in a small sphere. See, I knew roaches were from outer space. There's just no scientific explanation to why they survive everything.
Even after 15 years, the entertainment holds up and ranks it as still, the best in the series. The jokes haven't gotten too outdated, the CGI holds up, the makeup department made their designs with enough precision to last a good long time. It's amazing how 15 years can just go by. The fact that the setting is in New York city adds more to the plot. Number one in the world, and its home to all sorts of ethnic groups, so why not the same for extraterrestrials?
Will Smith has been a favorite of mine ever since I caught wind of the classic and memorable Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. While you still have Tommy in the cast, it's Smith who keeps the weight of it all above water, with his charisma, classic comedy expressions, and the fact that he's just himself. How can you go wrong. Tommy on the other hand, I became a fan of him as an actor and a person when he was Chip Hazard (thumbs up to you for knowing this name). May have been an expressionless old bastard, but that's what made him epic here. The cameos from other celebrities was also a highlight of comedy. The visuals of the ginat roach is still disgusting. In fact, another attribute I love about this franchise. Why shouldn't aliens look disgusting? It's ideal. And the little green space man inside the automaton suit? Am I the only one who made the comparison to Christopher Walkin?
Overall, a classic adventure with two leading favorites. When you have kids, show them some of the 90's. And don't forget the cartoon series, for it too shouldn't be missed. And the movie takes your breath away by showing you the possibilites of what lies out there in the universe, and how insignificant we really are compared to the rest. We're just a marble galaxy.
Written by: Bawnian©-Dexeus.