In this movie, while investigating an alien crash, its found that a known convict has escaped the Lunar Prison, and its up to Agents J and K to find him. But when Agent J goes to look up information about the criminal’s past crimes, he’s blocked, and it looks like there’s things he’s being kept from knowing. When K has disappeared the next day, J investigates, and finds he’s been dead for 40 years. So J jumps back in time to rescue the Younger Agent K!
The movie’s plot line is quite useful, and showcases the time of 1969 quite well. I mean, the racial tensions, the hairdos and Andy Warhol, played by Bill Hader. It all brings the vision of 1969 in the MIB world together. The direction of the movie is placed as a literal race against time as Agent J races toward the giant battle, and possibly K’s death. It adds suspense to the movie, and allows for a more emotional attachment to the characters.
The special effects used in the time jump sequence are very cool as well. They show from dinosaur times onward, and show how the land changes and things are built during the time jump. Some of the other effects were cause for some awesome looking scenes and some cool revelations. As the previews show, there’s a Visual of the Apollo 11 rocket. The CGI used for this was amazing, given its clarity and sheer size. The effects in the movie gave off the distinctive MIB feel for the movie itself. Even the Aliens had the distinct MIB feel. The effects and stage makeup used for these aliens made them look menacing, out of this world, or just plain weird.
The tech for this movie is quite…cool. They show a large scale version of the memory modifier, an old time version of a memory modifier, a huge metallic cell phone, and also these one wheeled motor cycles that come from underneath the MIB cars of the day. These Vehicles are gyro stabilized, and the wheel itself moves around the center axis. It makes for a very impressive chase scene with Boris, on a Motorcycle that looks like its alive.
Josh Brolin did a very, very good job as the Young K. He acted with as much gusto as the older K, but had a younger and happier feel. Which shows when compared to the older K.Alice Eve did just as well a job as the Young O. She held her own in the Agent field, even being quite a knockout. O and K have a history, and both Brolin and Eve did well showing us the history and how much each means to the other. Even if the interactions are few in the movie, you get the feeling that they really care about each other. Emma Thompson also shows this sense of caring in her portrayal of O, and it is relevant during the plot of the movie. Tommy Lee Jones reprised his role as the serious and hard-assed cowboy Agent K in this movie. His performance was spectacular. Will Smith also reprised his role as Agent J from past movies. His character was perfect, being the snarky, smart-ass who always has a remark to make on anything, from country music to alien crazies.
On the whole, its a very enjoyable experience, and I say you should go see it, even if you haven’t watched the first two in a while. I give the movie a solid 9 out of 10, and recommend for people to go see it, especially if you want that kick-ass summer action flick.