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Reviewed by: Larry H | | movie
I saw this third installment in the Men in Black franchise on a Friday afternoon, but did not write my review later that same afternoon as is my custom. Just didn’t have the energy: MIB 3 was so bad it sapped my strength. It’s now Saturday morning and I’m sitting on my patio at home with a gentle breeze blowing (oscillating fan), low 80’s, and only a few skeeters flying about. Skeeters don’t bite me as much as they do most folks; something about my blood being tainted; the doctor really didn’t want to get into it so I let it go.
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones return as the secret government men, J and K, who wear black suits, white shirts, and black ties. And they protect us from aliens who live among us as average citizens. That part of the story hasn’t changed and the special effects are fantastic. I saw it on the IMAX screen in 3D so I got to wear the big colored glasses which is always exciting. But the movie still sucks. Why? The script was rudderless and boring even with the “time jump” to 1969, one of my favorite years, and the introduction of young Agent K (Josh Brolin).
Barry “Freakin” Sonnenfeld directed and Stephen “Freakin” Spielberg/Amblin Entertainment as Executive Producers; what could possibly go wrong. It lacked the “E Factor” which is the most important aspect of a movie. And the “E” stands for Entertainment; Spielberg and Amblin had the right idea but if Larry H. ain’t entertained then we know what happens; nobody’s happy!
I was so disappointed I wanted to cry; that’s not exactly true but I’m trying to make a point that when a boy goes to a movie on Friday afternoon of Memorial Day Weekend, the boy expects some fun and excitement because it’s all about the boy. Not Sonnenfeld or Spielberg or Agents J and K (young or old). I almost walked out, but I lacked the courage; however, my audience was very antsy and there were many trips to the concession stand. Stay cool and go to the movies, but not this one. Rock ‘n Roll.
About "Uncle Larry"
Larry W. Harrison has been writing reviews since 1997 and hundreds of his reviews are archived on his web page at www.LarryHmoviereviews.com. Larry's passion for movies and the law began at an early age when he first saw Gregory Peck's memorable portrayal of Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird. His reviews typically have a humorous twist with a sprinkle of schtick, but he is serious about his dedication to the quality of movies. He writes under the name of "Larry H." and always concludes his reviews with his signature ending of "Rock 'n Roll." Larry is a native Texan and an Adjunct Professor at the Sugar Land campus of the University of Houston.
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