MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL MOVIE REVIEW

Review By : Movie Run Time : 1 hour 55 minutes Censor Rating : U

MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL CAST & CREW
Production: Amblin Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Tencent Pictures Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Rafe Spall, Rebecca Ferguson, Tessa Thompson Direction: F.Gary Gray Screenplay: Art Marcum, Matt Holloway Music: Danny Elfman Editing: Christian Wagner

Men in Black: International is a revamp of the classic Will Smith starrer 'Men in Black', more than a proper sequel. Here we have Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson taking over the roles of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, but we are not properly presented with the relationship they share. This muddled relationship results in the film becoming bland and boring.

In the Will Smith starrer, the MIB recruited its agents, but here we see Tessa Thompson volunteering to join the organization because she sees two agents investigating her parents when she was a kid. Once she joins MIB, there is a fine dosage of misinterpreted feminism and casual sexism. She becomes Agent M, an assistant to Agent H and they both fight aliens, but neither the plot isn't as intriguing, nor the jokes work. Even their chemistry is on and off at a lot of places, because of which, the engagement takes a hit.

The film is based on a mole hunt but it is only during the last 15 minutes that you realise that the film is about this. The writing is that wayward. One of the very few positives is the editing, especially when Agent H and M are involved in two separate fights and how the visuals keep shifting between both the action pieces.

Apart from the fight sequences and some beautiful cinematography, there isn't much to look out for. After a point of time, you don't really follow what's going on and feel like the neuralyzer in the film was actually used on you. (The device can wipe out your memory for a certain period of time.)

One thing to look out for in a Hollywood action movie are the villains. Here we get some powerful villains who appear to be unstoppable. But they are reduced to a joke since they never really get a chance to hurt the protagonists. Forget hurting, Agent H and M don't even get a sense of fear. There is a weapon that can apparently destroy anything in the world, and causes a huge devastation. If that weapon isn't going to be used, why invest so much time on it?

Overall, the film disappoints the general audience and makes MIB fans question their choice of watching this film. It's okay if a film misses the magic of its classic version, but MIB International doesn't even attempt a single magic trick.

MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL VIDEO REVIEW

Verdict: Barring the visuals, there is nothing much to look out for in the disappointing MIB.

BEHINDWOODS REVIEW BOARD RATING

1.75
1.75 5 ( 1.75 / 5.0 )

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