Title: Men in Black: International
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: F. Gary Gray
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, Emma Thompson, and Liam Neeson
What It Is: A sequel / spin-off from the Men in Black movie series, which itself was based on the comic book series from Malibu Comics. The movie stars Hemsworth and Thompson who team up again after their MCU movies, and includes a terrific supporting cast including Nanijani, Neeson, Ferguson, and Thompson
What I Thought: The original Men in Black movie with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones was terrific, but going into the movie I was cautiously optimistic that this movie would be as good (if not better) then the previous movies.
I enjoyed the movie and the chemistry on screen between Hemsworth and Tessa was as good as it was in Thor: Ragnarok. The movie introduced a lot of new creatures including one voiced by Nanijani, as well as a brief appearance by Frank the Pug from the original trilogy.
The supporting cast including were all terrific, especially Nanjiani as Pawny, Neeson as High T (great pun there!) the head of MIB UK, and Emma Thompson in a limited role as head of US MIB, Agent O.
As with the previous movies we find out that some famous celebrities are aliens, I won’t say who to keep the surprise when they show them. But I will say it good a good laugh out of the audience last night.
My Grade: B. Overall the movie was great, it didn’t feel too rushed and there is a little swerve at the end. The way the movie ended definitely set up a potential sequel, and with the chemistry between the two leads I am all for one should it happen.
Men in Black: International opens June 14th in the United States.