MIB International

MIB International

DVD - 2019
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The team has always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe, but in this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the organization.

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spider_verse_guy7
Mar 28, 2021

it was good, i think maybe the first was better.

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WittyPenguin
Jan 29, 2021

After back-to-back evenings of Really Important Courtroom Drama you just want to kick back and watch some aliens reduced to gelatinous plasma, you know?

Good fun, entertaining, does what it says on the tin.

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WittyPenguin
Jan 13, 2021

After back-to-back evenings of Really Important Courtroom Drama you just want to kick back and watch some aliens reduced to gelatinous plasma, you know?
Good fun, entertaining, does what it says on the tin.

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stevania_k
Nov 07, 2020

Not good. Boring.

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LESeymour
Oct 08, 2020

Have to say this is a serious letdown with this good of a cast. I have dubbed it a movie of halves. One half of the cast is white, the other black. One half is male then other female. One half of the film is cliches and rehashes and then finally the other half is showing some creativity and fun. But it isn't enough to save this review.

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SkyHook
Sep 17, 2020

Nope. I gave it 1.5 just as a somewhat acceptable action film, but I was dozing off in the nappy middle bit. I did not like this movie, at all, but I finished it to try and understand why. I think I've avoided spoilers.

The unredeemable flaw was mostly H and M, the agent protagonists, in an organization where there are serious, world-altering consequences from their actions.

H was so moronically idiotic that he cancelled out the failed characterization as a superspy. Intstead, he was unbelievable and insincere, the opposite of what was required to anchor the story and spice up the glue between.

M was like picking up your kid from school. I didn't recall Tessa Thompson so I looked up her history, and she has appeared in several MCU roles. Her interpretation of a smarty-pants, quirky, authority-defying, brainiac rookie came across as annoying and childish—I guessed she was 23yrs old trying to hard to look 18, but Tessa would have been about 35yrs while filming. There were a few hints of partner flirting, bizarre because it turns out Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are actually the same age but appear to be doting drunken uncle and pretentious niece when together. I'd guess relationship-building scenes were cut and the entire relationship angle purged from the story, lacking chemistry.

About casting, it might have been intended to read something into H and M's size difference. Gladly, there was no damsel, save-me vibe from M, but there was definitely a feeling of not trusting her with my lunch order. I wrongly assumed their size difference was a sight gag to support M's immaturity compared to H, but her reality of outperforming H at his own game just kinda dragged them down together.

C, a key character, is obviously supposed to be somewhat ambiguous but you just want to punch his face instead of figure him out. An alien sidekick was introduced and while eventually pivotal, it felt pasted in postproduction and just asked to be stepped on. It was like a digital Jar Jar Binks was added after previews tested bad with kids. I don't think a blockbuster budget can survive so many unlikeable characters; the ex-lover, alien baby, rickshaw mechanic, sidekick, even the cameo one-liners, all needed a stiff backhand. I wouldn't say they all mailed it in, more that nothing else was expected of them.

This movie would have been better off giving screen time to Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson as a romantic comedy, but I guess that was already visited by neuralizing Tommy Lee Jones.

Other details fell under "who cares" when I already didn't care. Especially forgettable were green scenes intended to be grandios MIB sets, that came across as filler, not impressing me of any MIB importance. Maybe scenes including vehicles or venues weren't considered condescending if we assume Americans can't find London or Paris on a map. Or Marrakech.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Jul 08, 2020

For me, the weakest chapter of the 4 MIB. The script needed to be more witty and the aliens more cleverly quirky; maybe a good dose of Taika Waititi humor.

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laura_adams
May 26, 2020

Fun action and special effects. The sense of humor was a lot like the first three. A good addition to the series.

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reginator_22
May 11, 2020

Just an ok grade from me. The first Men in Black was so great. This one, not so much. But the cast is good, more juice was needed.

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SteevesVolmar
Feb 21, 2020

I miss Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith !

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spider_verse_guy7
Mar 31, 2021

Pawny: "that was it's 'low' setting?"

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reginator_22
May 11, 2020

Agent H: You've never been in love, have you? I'm not making fun. I'm genuinely asking. You've never once abandoned logic for passion?

Agent M: Heh. No, I haven't. Passion is unstable, and logic is constant. Yeah. Physical attraction is nothing more than chemical reactions in your brain. Can't trust them. They're not real.

Agent H: Isn't the whole universe a chemical reaction? Pretty sure you can trust that. Feels pretty real.

Pawny: That's actually kind of deep.

ArapahoeTina Dec 12, 2019

"Always remember, the universe has a way of leading you to where you're suppose to be at the moment you're suppose to be there."

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reginator_22
May 11, 2020

Violence: Sci-fi gun violence

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