Monday, July 2, 2012

Movie Review: Men in Black 3 (2012)

The first Men in Black remains the best of the trilogy, but the third one is pretty entertaining. I mean, if you ignore the hilariously lazy writing. Time travel as a plot device leads to all sorts of head-scratching moments, and this one takes the cake, and possibly also the brownie. Not to spoil anything (which of course means I'm going to spoil something), but when Will Smith travels back in time about a few minutes, how come there aren't two of him? Huh? Huh? I mean, there were two of the bad guy -- present and future! And why did K disappear from the time-space continuum before Boring the Animal traveled back, but not before Will Smith traveled back? And why...ohgod, now I'm even more confused.

The movie mostly coasts on the charisma of Will Smith, a standout performance by Josh Brolin, and Emma Thompson's scene-stealing. If you're looking for light summer entertainment, this movie will do the job. And honey, that's all we ask.