Men In Black II
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||Will Smith, Tommy
Lee Jones, Lara Flynn Boyle
||They might find it
||She might say
"What's different from the first one?"
||Only an adult
||Aliens get blown
||Aliens get chased.
||The same ones as
the first movie.
Walter F. Parkes
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.
Men In Black II
A Movie Review
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!!!