Men In Black 2
Some sequels aim to expand upon a story that has captured and enticed the world's imagination. Others seek to revisit characters that have become enduring favorites of the movie-going public. And still others, like Men in Black II, simply repackage the original and laugh at broke-ass film critics on their way to the bank.
The general story of the MIB saga, of course, remains the same: a secret society of sharp-dressing, pseudo-government agents protect the world from extra-terrestrial threats. Unfortunately, the similarities between installments 1 and 2 don't end there. Just about all the details have been mirror-imaged as well: Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) must track down a small but powerful alien artifact in order to prevent the destruction of the universe; an agent must be trained in the ways of the agency; a high speed chase finds Will Smith tossed around as his car turns upside down; and big silver guns are required to take down a slithery opponent in the movie's final battle. If those duplications aren't enough, they've even traded in lily white brunette Linda Fiorentino for lily white brunette Lara Flynn Boyle.
Still, in spite of this disturbing amount of repackaging, there are minor (and I do mean minor) differences between the two films that put this one just slightly ahead of its predecessor: Frank, the amusing talking dog, is more of a character in this sequel; Lara Flynn Boyle brings vixenous villainy to the franchise by dressing like a lingerie model while destroying the world; new aliens like the worm creatures round out a more entertaining cast of unearthly freaks; and Will Smith has a fair amount of comedic lines, including the instant classic, "Boy, you like forty years old!"
Hey, I didn't say these were big improvements.
Like the first Men in Black, the sequel's saving grace that keeps a jumbled story somewhat focused is the chemistry between its stars. In the tradition of the mismatched partners of buddy cop flicks, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones share a humorous love/hate relationship. Agent J takes several shots at his "old and busted" partner, making light of his postal job, screw-ups, and advanced age. And of course, such jabs always put a smile on my face since I'm a sucker for comedy at the expense of old folks (it's one of the only things that keeps me watching Adam Sandler movies).
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Men in Black II
Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are back as the scum-fighting super-agents Kay and Jay-regulators of all things alien on Planet Earth.
Their lastest mission: to save the world from a total intergalactic disaster!
When a renegade Kylothian monster disguised as a lingerie model threatens the survival of the human race, Jay must find Agent Kay and restore his memory. With their headquaters under siege and time running out, Agents Jay and Kay enlist the help of Frank the Pug and a posse of hard-living worms to help them in their toughest challenge yet!
A entertaining sequel, slightly poorer than the first Men in Black, but stands up as a good film in it's own right.
My 11 year old son loved it!
And Will Smith is always good to watch!
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Men in black 2 review
| No, I wouldn't recommend this product.
This is an ok film, I hadn't seen it in such a long time so I bought because I wanted see it before watching the new release. The actors are fantastic playing the main characters, I wouldn't say it's better than the first Men in Black that one was really good.
LOVE the PUG
This is a great film and every bit as good as the first film. Both the wife and myself loved the Pug it really made us giggle as my father keeps pugs and until now we always thought they were rather ugly..........but when we see them now they always raise a grin from us! Buy a copy of both movies on dvd for well under five pounds from Ebay as we did and you will have yourself a bargain.
Bug Busters Part II
Will & Tommy are back again, to do what they do best.
Save planet earth from alien invasion.
Tommy works in a mailing depo, with alll alien friends dressed as humans.
Tommy realises his memory was erased by trigger happy Will and his memory eraser thingy.
Team MIB then go on the road and save the world yet again.
Cameo appearance from Johnny Knoxville.
Great film, slightly better that the 1st one, but well worth the watch. Would be an idea to buy the boxset to save a little money.
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