Building upon the idea that there are aliens from other worlds living among us, Men In Black: International introduces new agents, weapons, aliens and locations, while bringing
together some of today’s most in-demand and talented actors, including Chris
Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson with Emma Thompson reprising her role as the head of MIB, and Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani also taking on key roles.
Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald return as the franchise’s “guardians,” having
produced all four films, starting with 1997’s Men in Black.
Parkes and MacDonald have been instrumental in the creation of some of the most successful and acclaimed films in recent memory. Films they have produced and/or executive produced include: the Men in Black Series; Gladiator; Minority Report; Flight; Catch Me If You Can; The Ring; The Kite Runner, Sweeney Todd, The Terminal, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Deep Impact, Twister, The Legend of Zorro, He Named Me Malala, and Amistad.
Most recently Parkes and MacDonald served as executive producers on this year’s Best Feature Documentary winner, Free Solo and the films they have produced or executive produced by have earned in excess of $6 billion USD globally!
I spoke to them about Men In Black: International…
It’s been 22 years since the original Men In Black was in cinemas and Men In Black: International proves that the franchise probably shouldn’t have been resurrected.
Taking over from Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are Chris Hemsworth as Agent H and Tessa Thompson as Agent M, who play a couple of younger representatives of the Men in Black taskforce, with Liam Neeson Emma Thompson as their bosses.
A topless Hemsworth, beautiful international locations, truck loads of special effects and wise cracks from the very funny Kumail Nanjiani, who plays the tiny pawn from an alien chess game, barely keep this film afloat for it’s way too long 2 hour duration.
Men In Black: International gets ★½ from me