Men in Black International Review thread

Mars

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Oct 25, 2017
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Watched a few youtube reviews and it always land on ...just watch the first one; a great original/novel film that the sequels either come close to living up it (MiB 2) or just plain aren't that good (MiB 3).
 

Bus-TEE

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Nov 20, 2017
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I've been saying for months that this film was going to be a disaster and thus it has come to pass. Initially I gave it the benefit of the doubt but it's clear that the studio just washed their hands of this and put it out as is obviously hoping that Spider-Man FFH and Jumanji 2 will mop up some of the red ink from this turkey.

This feels symptomatic of the way SPE is run under Rothman. Morale on the studio lot is awful while the management style of his regime has chased away many talented production executives with seemingly no one coming in to replace them. They better hope that they have another solid year in 2020 with that Venom sequel because I'm not sure the way they do business over there is going to be producing many hits in future.

For what it's worth I heard that Bloodshot had a similarly troubled production so we'll see how that one pans out.

"they" said Venom was bad. I beg to differ. I had fun.
This means you enjoy bad films, which is fine, not that the film is good and everyone is wrong about it apart from you.
 
Nov 2, 2017
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I really love this franchise, and I’d love to see one more with Will and Tommy. It’s a fascinating set up, that doesn’t really have a competitor. And I have thoroughly enjoyed all 3 of the originals. Even 2 had some pretty fun moments going on.

This one just looked so disappointing by the trailers though. I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt since I want the franchise and idea to continue, but it just looked so lifeless compared to the originals.

Still willing to see it. I hope it’s at least a fun movie.
 

Disco

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Oct 25, 2017
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Pretty stupid idea to replace Will Smith tbh, looked and sounded like a flop from jump

Dont even like the franchise but his charisma clearly carries this crap
 

Violence Jack

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Oct 25, 2017
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The summer of sequels continues.

MiB 3 grossed $624 million back in 2012, so I can see why they'd try for another sequel. But bad reviews, and no Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones attached to this makes me think this is going to be the worst performing film in the franchise. Poor Tessa and Hemsworth.
 

Metallix87

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Nov 1, 2017
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I have several thoughts on this:

1.) I think the first MiB is one of the best action films of all time, for a number of reasons. Great set pieces, great chemistry between the actors, highly original, great energy. Competent script.

2.) While the second film was a let down, I think the third film is highly underrated. Great movie.

3.) I love Tessa Thompson as much as the next person, but she can't carry this sort of film by herself. It's essentially a buddy cop film, and Chris Hemsworth is an overrated comedic actor who lacks the chops for this sort of endeavor. He works as Thor for specific reasons that are hard to translate to other action comedies.

4.) The fact that the trailers relied on contemporary music as opposed to the Men in Black theme always seemed like a big red flag to me.

5.) The charisma of Will Smith is extremely difficult to replace. He likely should have been brought on for this film in some capacity.
 

a916

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Oct 25, 2017
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MIB the original relies very heavily on the Will Smith charm... he carries a lot of that movie.

And the trailer's really lacked that because neither of the two new leads has that kind of charm. Sounds like the movie suffers from that issue as well.
 

muteKi

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Oct 22, 2018
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a sunken pirate ship
*remembering the aladdin thread* ess emm dee aitch at all the people making judgments on this film and being hateful even though they haven't seen it

I, like all right-minded people, love Tessa Thompson, but it's a shame this movie doesn't seem to use her or Hemsworth particularly well
 

Extra Sauce

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Oct 27, 2017
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Expected, also expected that Thompson is great in it but the RT blurbs that read like she's some rising star are weird and act like she wasn't in thor ragnarok and annihilation among others.
I mean, she is a rising star. The movies you mentioned had her in supporting roles, now she's leading her own blockbuster for the first time as far as I know.
 
Apr 14, 2018
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I think Alladdin was a tone-setter for this summer.

Critics are going to lambast everything, but the studios are the ones who starting slapping Rotten Tomatoes scores on advertisements so they've got no one to blame but themselves if low scores keep people away.
 

Metallix87

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Nov 1, 2017
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I think Alladdin was a tone-setter for this summer.

Critics are going to lambast everything, but the studios are the ones who starting slapping Rotten Tomatoes scores on advertisements so they've got no one to blame but themselves if low scores keep people away.
I agree. I think the RT push in marketing was a mistake, and now it's finally coming back to bite studios in the ass.
 

MrCheezball

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Aug 3, 2018
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I have several thoughts on this:

1.) I think the first MiB is one of the best action films of all time, for a number of reasons. Great set pieces, great chemistry between the actors, highly original, great energy. Competent script.

2.) While the second film was a let down, I think the third film is highly underrated. Great movie.

3.) I love Tessa Thompson as much as the next person, but she can't carry this sort of film by herself. It's essentially a buddy cop film, and Chris Hemsworth is an overrated comedic actor who lacks the chops for this sort of endeavor. He works as Thor for specific reasons that are hard to translate to other action comedies.

4.) The fact that the trailers relied on contemporary music as opposed to the Men in Black theme always seemed like a big red flag to me.

5.) The charisma of Will Smith is extremely difficult to replace. He likely should have been brought on for this film in some capacity.
How Will Smith didnt turn into Tommy Lee's character, I just dont understand. As long as his partner wasn't his literal son, this could have been amazing.