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Men In Black 3

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at 4:45 PM

Men in Black 3 Poster
I saw the original Men in Black at Cinema 3 way back in 1997. It was everything I wanted it to be and more at the time and I watched it multiple times when it arrived on VHS/DVD. Before heading to the theatre to watch the newest in the series of Men in Black films, I took a few moments to rewatch Men in Black and Men in Black 2. The second has always been considered a worse film and I typically agree although I do enjoy both of them.

Which brings us to Men in Black 3. This was a fantastic reboot of the series after over 10 years of no Men in Black films. I was definitely excited to go watch this film, however I went into the flick thinking that I was going to hate it. I wasn't impressed with the trailers so far but my goodwill from the first movies was still enough to get me in the theatre seat on opening weekend. I am glad I went.

Men in Black 3 starts with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as Agent J and Agent K in the secret government agency to monitor alien life and protect the earth. Soon, everything goes crazy when K is seemingly erased and nobody remembers him existing past a certain point in time. J still remembers K and figures out a plan to go 'back in time' to prevent K's death.

While not the most original story, a few twists keep the plot from becoming too familiar and some choice characters that are scattered along the path to conclusion really entertain and keep it fresh. I particularly enjoyed some Andy Warhol references. Men in Black 3 also uses a ton of creatures/aliens throughout to keep the scenery buzzing with new things to stare at. I felt like Rick Baker's creature designs throughout were fantastic and really keep the feel of the first movies while moving forward as well.

Overall, the movie was fun, fast and light-hearted with simple plots and good action. A great movie to escape into without any deep thinking and a welcome return to the Men in Black world.

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, and brief suggestive content. Now Playing at Cinema 3 in McCook. Check www.fridleytheatres.com for showtimes. Want to catch up on the first films? Check them out at Movie House in downtown McCook. www.facebook.com/moviehousemccook

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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.