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Men in Black: International Review

I miss Will Smith.

Men in Black International follows two main agents, H and M, M who discovered the organisation when she was a child when she saw her parents be neuralised, and H from Steps.

They have to tackle a monster that Men in Black have never tackled before, a mole in their organisation, and throughout the movie all signs point to H from Steps, but yet the casting of one particular character really should’ve given away who was really the baddie…

I thought this movie was fine. It didn’t overwhelm me or excite me too much but it also wasn’t boring. It had all the usual tropes of the Men in Black movies including the crazy aliens, the comedic timing and the interesting storyline, but I just felt it was a bit underwhelming.

I don’t know whether it was the storyline or the fact that it was two new actors but I just didn’t connect to this as much as I did when I watched the original Men in Black movies. I was younger then so maybe I’ve moved out of the age range of being able to enjoy this film but I remember my parents really enjoying Men in Black when I was a child and so maybe it’s the films problem, not me. It was good, don’t get me wrong, but comparing it to the Will Smith films I’d rather watch those because they were much more entertaining.

In a way this movie reminded me of Doctor Who, especially the David Tennant era, because of how Chris Hemsworth was acting. His character came across as David Tennant‘s Doctor and I don’t know whether that’s just me noticing it, but it felt very much like an extended episode of Doctor Who.

Would I watch this film again? Personally no unless I was doing a full Men in Black binge of all the movies and it had to be included. When I compare it to the Will Smith films they were iconic, they were so clever and different and new and unfortunately, this film just didn’t give the same punch that those did.

And of course I have to mention the fact that they did not have an end scene! Now Men in Black is infamous for the scene of the world being in marbles and other things like that, that was so fun and that was part of the film that I always enjoy. I love seeing that moment where everything is flipped on its head and suddenly you realise that the world you’re in isn’t really the world you think it is, and there was none of that when I watched this! On Netflix the second the credits started to roll Netflix booted me out of the film to recommend me another and so I assume there wasn’t even a post-credits scene. I just feel this was really flat for me, the one thing that Men in Black did well and really got me engaged with was just not there, so what’s the point?

What do you think of Men in Black International?

Until next time.

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