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Men In Black II
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Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Lara Flynn Boyle
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Columbia Pictures
Web Site: www.meninblack.com
Kiddie Movie: They might find it cute.
Date Movie: She might say "What's different from the first one?"
Gratuitous Sex: Only an adult movie store.
Gratuitous Violence: Aliens get blown up.
Action: Aliens get chased.
Laughs: The same ones as the first movie.
Memorable Scene: Nothing stands out.
Memorable Quote: Nothing stands out.
Directed By: Barry Sonnenfeld
Produced By: Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes

Men In Black II
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:28 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Thank God for the talking dog, but even he became annoying after awhile. Iím talking about Frank, the pug with an attitude in "Men In Black II", because if it wasnít for him, and even the Worms, this sequel just goes to show that sometimes you shouldnít make a sequel.

Let get right to itÖ

For MIB II, Jay (Will Smith) is a lonely alien fighter with his best friend Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) back in civilian life and Ell (Linda Fiorentino) isnít even in the movie because she went back to working in the morgue. But love might be in the air for Jay as Laura (Rosario Dawson) witnesses an alien killing, but Jay doesnít zap her mind. Once again the story is the same Ė some small trinket is the key to saving the Earth, this time Serleena (Lara Flynn Boyle) is the bad alien who wants it, but the only person who might know where the trinket is, much less save the world, is of course Kay. Sadly Kay is a civilian, having his mind blanked, but yes, leave it to the Men In Black people to have a device that can bring back the memories that were zapped. So Kay comes back, he doesnít remember the trinket exactly but has left himself clues to figure it out, and, itís time to kill some bad aliens again. Blah, blah, blahÖ

Why doesnít a sequel work for "Men In Black?" Because what new element can you really add to keep the series fresh? Sure, you can add some newer, cooler aliens, you can give a talking pug a bigger role, even have the Worms carrying weapons, but the story can never be fresh like it was for the original. I take that back, maybe it could be fresh if the Men In Black had to travel to another world to save the Earth, but for this one itís the same thing as before Ė Jay and Kay argue a lot but eventually kick alien ass, Kay zaps peopleís minds while Jay gives them funny things to change their lives, and the aliens are funny-looking.

There are some cute lines, but for the most part it has all been done before. 2 stars out of 5 for "Men In Black II." You might as well just rent the original.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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