|Flash and Little Substance|
I just didn't believe it. I'm sorry, I am able to suspend my belief for so many movies and concepts, but this one had me frowning from the get go. The idea is just stupid. Not only do we have to deal with illegal aliens from Earth, but we got real life aliens lurking everywhere as well? And if there were advanced aliens, why would they bother trying to fit in?
Why would they live on this planet; surely there are better worlds, cleaner worlds, nicer worlds where they don't have to deal with primitive humans that they have disguise themselves as. Particularly since a lot of them look fairly gross, bizarre, and weird. I mean, I like my creature comforts; electricity, air conditioning, and the like. For advanced aliens, it would be like trying to live back in the Dark Ages with festering diseases, no plumbing, and lice infested clothing. Bleah.
I also had a hard time with it aside from the truly stupid plot about how possession of a galaxy will conquer the rest of the universe.
This movie simply went for the comedic gags and jokes, going for silliness rather than a genuine story. I just felt that they cheapened the MiB (Men In Black) from a super-secret government conspiracy/alien police force but reduced to immigration and naturalization agents. The worst part is that Tommy Lee Jones takes himself waaay too seriously while Will Smith goes off with his almost traditional sarcastic and witty goofball behavior. I felt that neither actor was really trying and just using their tried and true roles.
The filmmakers did outdo themselves in the special effects with a lot of outrageous effects, stunts, and truly gross aliens. But that's all Men in Black is; all flash and little substance. It might keep you entertained, but don't expect to remember it. I sort of lost interest about midway through the movie. It felt like a predictable and mindless special effects flick.
RATING: 3 STARS.
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