MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL
By Chris Dugopolski
One of the executive producers of this movie is Steven Spielberg, but this is not a Spielberg movie, as he doesn’t direct. The director is F. Gary Gray. It relies heavily on special effects and is short on plot. The cast is made up of Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Les Twins (Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois), Kayvan Novak. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson take over the buddy roles played by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in the original MIB, which is the only other film in this franchise that I have ever seen.
Chris Hemsworth is a somewhat bumbling agent H, Tessa Thompson is agent M, Liam Neesion is agent high T. In this film, our planet is home to all sorts of alien beings but most of us don’t get to see them and if we do the atomizer goes into action. The opening sequence of the movie is very confusing as we see agents T and H save the world from “the Hive.” Then we go back twenty years and watch Molly (Tessa Thompson) see her parents get atomized after seeing an alien and she gets to meet a cute little alien without getting atomized. Her dream job after that is to find those guys and she succeeds apparently twenty-three years later. The MIB don’t hire, they only recruit, but they give Molly a chance to be on probation and then she meets agent H and they work together to save the world, what else.
The movie is harmless and easily would appeal to the very young. A cute animated creature, Pawny, voiced by Kumail Nanjiani, probably is the most memorable character in the film.