BY RICK JACKSON
Moviegoers looking for a comedy fix to lighten up their day will want to see Men In Black 3. Will Smith is in top form as Agent J and it is easy to see why he fits perfectly. Although he doesn't get to play off Tommy Lee Jones like he did in the first two films, it is still worth seeing because Josh Brolin brilliantly plays Agent K as a younger man.
For the first time, its worthwhile to put on the 3D glasses. It enhances the first half-hour with a display of special effects that give it something extra special.
Based on the comic book by Lowell Cunningham, Etan Cohen has written a tight screenplay and this contributes to your enjoyment. It's nice to hear the sound of laughter as you watch the story and the characters. They are not as predictable as you might think.
It was good to see Emma Thompson in a comic role and she is perfect as Agent O, complete with her English accent. Besides, she is enjoying the part and so are we.
Michael Stuhlbarg is terrific as Griffin, a supporting character who adds a dimension of fun and his repartee adds comic relief and this, too, works to hold your interest when the plot gets a little strained when the scenes with Jermaine Clement as Boris become tiresome. You can forget this quite easily in the spirit of the comedy and time travel. The cast makes up for the inherent flaws of the script and you can look forward to an exciting trip to the movies, which is complemented by a light-hearted and entertaining music score by Danny Elfman (Dark Shadows).
It is rated PG, with the warnings: violence and language may offend.
May 27, 2012
Copyright Rick Jackson 2012