Men in Black International Review thread

Metallix87

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Nov 1, 2017
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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.
I actually think that movie is coming eventually. Have Tommy Lee Jones come back to film a cameo as K on his death bed, too, to give J a push to find a replacement and leave this life. Heck, they sort of telegraphed it in the third film.
 

Altera

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Nov 1, 2017
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Looks fun to me, so I'll go see it.

And it Entertainment Weekly saying all the MIB movies are bad? 1 is great and 3 is pretty good. 2 is the only dud, in my opinion so if this is better than MIB2 then that sounds fine with me.


The commercials trying to reference Thor are cringey as hell though.
 

Slaythe

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Oct 25, 2017
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Angry Joe Thought it was very good.

I'm seeing other youtubers enjoying it too.

I'm telling you this is gonna be VENOM 2 lmao. The Sony tm standard.
 

Atisha

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Nov 28, 2017
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So then why even ask the questioYn?
I wasn't askning a question per se. I was making a point.
It's a poporn movie. Not high art. The only actual critique you can make about the popcorn movie is "is it fun?" "Was i entertained?" Did i laugh, giggle or chuckle? If yes overall, then the movie is good.


Overall, i got lots of kicks out of Venom. I chuckled. I was awed. There were some thought provoking bits. All in all, i had a good time. Therefore, the movie isn't bad, given the genre, it was good.

Hence, my opening post.
Was the movie fun?
Yes or no.
This is a picture designed to entertain, awe and amuse. Did it succeed?
 
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patientzero

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And it Entertainment Weekly saying all the MIB movies are bad? 1 is great and 3 is pretty good. 2 is the only dud, in my opinion so if this is better than MIB2 then that sounds fine with me.
That line sticks out so sorely. And hell, I'll say 3 is the absolute best. It might not be as fresh as the first was for its time nor does it have an Edgar-level performance, but as a cohesive movie with a lot of moving parts I adored 3.
 

Blader

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I wasn't askning a question per se. I was making a point.
It's a poporn movie. Not high art. The only actual critique you can make about the popcorn movie is "is it fun?" "Was i entertained?" Did i laugh, giggle or chuckle? If yes overall, then the movie is good.

Overall, i got lots of kicks out of Venom. I chuckled. I was awed. There were some thought provoking bits. All in all, i had a good time. Therefore, the movie isn't bad, given the genre, it was good.
putting aside how you're defining "high art" and whether popcorn movies should have the bar lowered for them because they're popcorn movies, don't you think the people who are negative about this movie actually don't think it's fun? I have not read every single review of MIB International, but of the handful I have looked at, none of the critics have said "You know I had fun with it, I got some laughs and enjoyed myself, but it's technically a bad movie, therefore I give it a rotten."

On your point about Venom -- a lot of people who saw that movie and gave it a negative review probably also thought that movie wasn't fun either. Obviously you can have fun with a bad movie, but watching a bad movie can also be a decidedly not-fun experience for a lot of people too. So if you're asking, "Is this movie fun, yes or no?" I think it's safe to say that if a majority of reviews are negative, then the answer is probably no! Doesn't mean you won't think differently...but in that case, don't ever bother with reviews.
 

Galkinator

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Why is everyone so sure it's gonna bomb commercially?
MIB3 did some good numbers, this might benefit from the long break. Unless Will Smith was the sole reason people came to watch it which I find it hard to believe
 
Oct 2, 2018
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why do non of the quotes mention Hemmesworth or tessa?

I'm watching this today (in the nest 8 hours anyhow)



I did get 2 post response/blowback to my comment about the women "non joke" in DP + this

"Neeson and Hemsworth effectively replace Jones and Smith, and, this time around, Tessa Thompson is added to the mix to challenge the gender stereotype of the black-clad “men”; with Dark Phoenix, the X-Men just went through a similarly insincere and perfunctory bout of self-questioning on this issue. "
 

Zygnosis

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Holy shit this was a shitty movie. Really, really bad. Not a single joke that hit me. It's really dumb and dull. Lifeless. No idea what happened with the production, but even Tessa and Chris seemed to lack chemistry between them.
 

GulAtiCa

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Oct 25, 2017
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International is better than Men in Black II and worse than Men in Black III, and they're all bad, so erase this sentence from your memory.
But.. I thought and liked both of those (with the 1st still being best). So perhaps I'll actually like this then?
 
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He and Fassbender are both great actors who unfortunately seem to be box office poison
I think he was decent in GB3. the fault there lies with Paul Feig.


But yeah outside of Thor, Liam is a bit box office cancery.

He needs to do some weird GAME NIGHT low budget type comedy that hit home and anchor his stardom.

That said he's probably plenty rich so it don't matter til GOTG3. $$$$

Fassbender loves picking terrible movies for some reason.
Fassbender is the best thing the alien prequels.
 

Einchy

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was excited for this because of the cast but the trailer did a great job at killing any excitement I had for this.
 

RockyBalboa_

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The trailer didn't have one single funny moment, reminded me of the Ghostbusters 2016 trailer. And as recently with the far from home trailer. Sony have a bad track record of late!