MEN IN BLACK – INTERNATIONAL (2019): The Things I Liked…

Men In Black - International (2019), Emma Thompson, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Men In Black – International (2019), Emma Thompson, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Instead of the focus being solely on a big alien threat that needs eliminating, in Men In Black – International, there’s the pressing matter of a mole within the MIB organisation to deal with.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson, my favourite thing about Men In Black – International is the visual effects and Emma Thompson’s character. All the other key characters weren’t terrible but unfortunately the script for director F. Gary Gray’s movie just seemed overly complicated and not as exciting as initially hoped. 

Hemsworth and T. Thompson’s chemistry did help matters. Nevertheless, approximately twenty minutes into the movie, I realised I was missing Will Smith’s Men In Black (1997) performance. There’s something about his comedic expertise that I feel would have added an extra layer of humour and fun to this film. To be clear, I’m definitely not saying ‘Put Smith in this movie and it would have been great overall’, because for that to be true, a much better story and script is required. I just think that Men In Black – International could have been better, more exciting and funny.

One other little highlight is the well choreographed fight scenes. They helped me to stop dwelling too much on some of the dodgy dialogue, my general disappointment and the cheap plastic toy gun noises made by some of the MIB weapons early on in the movie.

Watch Men In Black – International if you’re curious. It’s kind of fun. It’s just not especially good.

Happy Film Loving


3 thoughts on “MEN IN BLACK – INTERNATIONAL (2019): The Things I Liked…”

  1. I don’t think it’s anywhere near as bad as most people are making it out to be. I agree that Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson have strong chemistry and I think that helped the movie out a lot. Of course it’s hard to top Will Smith, but I thought they did a pretty good job even without him. Nice review!

    1. Thanks for the compliment.🤓
      I don’t know if there’s supposed to be a sequel but I’d probably watch it to find out how much better it gets.

      I didn’t completely love Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1. However, Vol 2 was a lot of fun. Maybe the same thing will happen here.

      1. It didn’t perform too well in the US, but it did great internationally, so I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a sequel. However, given the overall poor reception, I imagine they’ll either make some big changes to the formula, or try to find a way to lure Will Smith back. Regardless, I would still watch it too!

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