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Men in Black II

Men in Black II (2002)

Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. Now it's a race against the clock as Jay must convince Kay – who not only has absolutely no memory of his time spent with the MIB, but is also the only living person left with the expertise to save the galaxy – to reunite with the MIB before the earth submits to ultimate destruction.

Directors: Barry Sonnenfeld

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rip Torn, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Rosario Dawson

Release Date: July 3, 2002

11 Movie Reviews
  • queennonobidodo
    queennonobidodo9 months44 popcorn
    This was a great movie!!! I loved it, but I do think the first movie is better. If you want to watch a funny science-fiction movie, this is for you.
    • adroit_avimimus
      adroit_avimimusabout 1 year22 popcorn
      The Grand Central locker aliens, David Cross's video store, Jones' memory wipe. Unfortunately, the new character additions are less remarkable; the villains are more annoying than they are funny or threatening, & Dawson's character is...just sort of there. Still, MIBII isn't so much bad as it is just a filler episode of an otherwise decent TV series...with an unwanted & quickly forgotten spin-off. Tommy Lee Jones & Will Smith give great performances, but it is not enough to grasp the attention of its audience as it fails to garner the touch from its predecessor. Men in Black II lacks the originality and goes excessively in too deep on its already familiar settlement. My Take: Not as wildly enjoyable as the first, but makes a terrific sequel. There is only one rule when making a successful sequel. That is, that the sequel has has to be head and shoulders above its predecessor to be considered good at all. It has to be fresh. The key to making a good comedy is to make the humor seem effortless enough so that the audience can enjoy it without having to be told what is funny. The key to creating a good plot is to give it time to develop, and to let the audience enjoy its twists and turns, whether they be good or bad. <Warning: Possible spoilers ahead> Sadly, Men in Black II accomplishes none of these. Aliens come to earth, threaten to destroy it, yada yada yada, MIB has to figure out what's going on before the earth is destroyed, yada yada yada, big guns, alien explodes at the end, just in the nick of time, after being hit by the big guns. Which of the movies am I describing? Both of them. Far from being fresh, this sequel is exactly the same as the original. As for the humor... there was humor? Simply put, this movie had its moments. Unfortunately, they were few and far between, and, in any case, significantly less interesting than the continual clashing of personalities in the first movie. This was due to the simple fact that in MIB II, Agents Jay and Kay acted identically. As for the plot, throughout the film, the characters were supposed to be hunting down clues to the location of the light. Instead of getting the feeling that I was watching the characters unlock a mystery, I get the feeling that I'm watching a bratty teenager and his crotchety uncle following a scavenger hunt to... who cares. The film never conveys a sense of importance to the audience about what they are looking for, or why this thing is so important. Not only that, but this wafer thin plot is crumpled into an 88 minute timeframe, leaving, well, a mess. Maybe the problem is that everybody involved was so determined to make a good movie, that every idea from the past five years ended up getting forced into one movie. Or, everybody involved in the movie was so determined to get a big fat payday, that they didn't care about how crappy their movie turned out. There. That one sounds more reasonable. I gave this movie a 2 out of 5. Not the worst movie ever, but definitely not worth my time.
      • chasethagrea8
        chasethagrea8over 2 years55 popcorn
        This movie was great I watched about 5 times and I still like it.
        • sikh1
          sikh1almost 3 years
          It is very dramatic.
          • Minecraftianalmost 3 years
            Love men in black 2 but can't find it at any store (especially walmart).
            • paddington
              paddingtonover 7 years55 popcorn
              This one is awesome better than the first but not as good as the third still awesome though a 88% by Paddington
              • hollyisawsome
                hollyisawsomealmost 8 years33 popcorn
                i love this movie but the first one is much better than any other men black
                • sc177173
                  sc177173almost 8 years55 popcorn
                  this one was good I guess.
                  • imdabomb
                    imdabombover 9 years44 popcorn
                    Pretty good favorite was the third one though
                    • blaize
                      blaizeover 9 years44 popcorn
                      it was so awesome!

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