The Men In Black are back—and they’re best viewed in 3D.
By Nicolette Ng
Men in Black III emerges once again with grotesque-looking aliens, shiny guns and of course, the two witty, humorous agents in black—Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprising their roles as Agent J and K respectively.
Joining the two are Nicole Scherzinger and her to-die-for body, and Emma Thompson exercising her acting chops as the quirky Agent O.
But while the film’s visual effects have well improved over the years—the last instalment was in 2002—it is the same shtick. What’s different in this sequel is its focus on the relationship between the main characters, agents K and J (and Josh Brolin as the young Agent K) who steal the show with their boyish charm and their interesting relationship dynamics as this time, they enter a new dimension to battle evil—time.
The thrilling action, fight scenes and alien villains—always a highlight—are best experienced in 3D format: Boris, the chief insect, looks fantastically hideous and delivers a spinetingling shock when a huge, formidable bug crawls out from an opening in his palm.
As the characters time travel by jumping into a portal from the Empire State Building in New York, viewers can catch a panoramic view of New York City in stunning depth and clarity. The series of “alternate reality” moments add a degree of surprise and freshness to this third instalment of MIB. Ground-breaking it is not, but MIB III still makes for a decent Saturday night joyride.