Men in Black (MIB) International, the 4th sequel to the MIB franchise has hit the cinema screens, and the verdict? Well not as spectacular as many had hoped it would be, but still worth watching if your main interest is in seeing Chris Hemsworth (Agent H) and Tessa Thompson (Agent M) reunite. The two represent a dynamic international duo of cool, stylish MIB agents.
As expected, the pair displays their individual oomph; but not to outshine each other. Obviously, both actors are definitely team players when it comes to reprising their roles as a diverse combo of protagonists in a movie.
Director F. Gary Gray adds another feather to his cap. He did a great job in harnessing the cast and special effects; making a weak plot not as important as seeing a new MIB in the millennial era. The Men in Black, is still a secret organization of men and women formed to rid the world of scumbags including alien baddies.
Director F. Gary Gray keeps the James Bond and Mission Impossible high-technology themes still effective as interesting aspects in the movie. After all, the high tech weapons and gadgets are powerful enough to destroy alien goonies, including the shape-shifting kinds.
Men in Black International: Strong Points
As mentioned earlier the Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson pair off makes the movie worth watching, both actors are just adorable. More so when working together. As Tessa’s Agent M rightfully claims that she is perfect for the job of being an MIB operative, the actress proves that she is the perfect choice for the role. She seems to relish the job of portraying a modern female who can achieve her goal — that of presenting herself as an excellent MIB material.
As for Chris Hemsworth who can be serious and intimidating as an action star, he makes his role always memorable by adding wit and humor, without even trying to look or sound funny.
Other cast members like Liam Neeson (Agent T of MIB UK), Emma Thompson (Agent O of MIB US) and Kumail Nanjiani (voice of tiny Pawny) provide the perfect support in showcasing the magic of the MIB franchise. Kumail Nanjiani in particular proved himself to be the best choice to deliver the funny lines coming out of Pawny’s mouth, the tiny alien often perched on Agent M’s shoulder. ,
MIB International’s Weakest Point
In the three (3) previous MIBs the scenes all work toward the completion of a particular plot; making the audience guessing wildly on what could happen in the end. This is where MIB International fails. It works on a weak plot so the trend on how the movie goes is more or less linear. Very little imagination needed in predicting that the movie is all about the good guys defeating the bad guys.
The aspect about Agent M wanting to be a MIB agent after seeing her parents neuralized was a good start for something different. Yet once she became Agent M, the connection between the past and present MIB films ends there.
Still, inasmuch as the Men in Black International movie is fun, enjoyable and entertaining in the way movies should be ,we can say that it is worth watching. It is just too bad that the lot of Marvel-hero movies has raised the bar when it comes to reviewing sci-fi action films.