me get one thing straight--this was not a bad movie.
Critics think it's a bad movie, but it really isn't. This
movie should not be gauged by it's theatrical worthiness,
but by it's entertainment value. I had a good time
watching Men In Black II, and that's what it's all
about. They intended for this movie to create a good time
for it's audience, not leave film scholars blown away.
This was one incidence where Will Smith couldn't have been
better! I think that the fact that he was a much more
powerful tool in the plot than Tommy Lee Jones, unlike in
the first movie, gave him a sense of independence. This
helped him excel, performance-wise, in his role He was
right on here; darn good.
There are several cons to Men In Black II, though.
Director Barry Sonnenfeld often overdoes many things.
There is a very emotional scene at the end, where everyone
is sad, and all of a sudden, a giant worm picks Will Smith
up and won't let go! I know that it's now a tradition for
him to be swooped up into the air by the grasp of giant
aliens, set by the first M.I.B., but this was just
outrageous. It was a horrible way to end.
Men In Black II is about aliens (what else) coming
down to earth trying to find a molecular light, that is in
the possession of the owner of a pizza shop, who is also
an alien. But the only one who had previously worked with
this forceful light was Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones); and
if you saw the first "Men in Black", you know that his
memory was erased at the end of the movie. How are they
going to get his memory back? What else but use a reverse
"denurolizer," a device not used to erase a persons
memory, but get it back! This movie is full of adventure,
and much like the first, but with more of an emotional
conclusion, Men In Black II is great summer fun,
but not a theatrical masterpiece; and it serves it purpose
well. I enjoyed it, but I cant give it above a two and a
half simply because it doesn't deserve a higher rating. I
will recommend it, but not strongly. Go see it in
theatres, it will be more fun than seeing it on video;
this one just needs to be experienced on the big screen,
with the state-of-the-art sound and luxury seating. There
is no other way to see it at it's best. And, oh yeah,
you'll love the dog, Frank!