If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.
This is the review for Men in Black. Because Men in Black is a comedy we are going to score it a little differently in the "Comedy" section of the review it is score on how funny the movie is compared to other comedies but in a review for an action movie the "Comedy" section is the amount of comedy in the movie. Here is an example if an action movie get a score of 9.0 in the "Comedy" section and a comedy movie gets an 8.0 it doesn't mean that the action movie is funnier it just means that the action is has some really funny parts in the for an action movie. The overall score for a comedy is relative to other coemdies. Example: A comedy gets a overall score of an 8.4/10 and an non-comedy gets a score of 7.8/10 it doesn't mean the comedy is better when comparing them. If you have any questions about this please post a comment.
A lot of people don't know this but Men in Black is based on a Comic Book.
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Genre: Comedy, Action Comedy, Comic Book, Sic-Fi
Release date: July 2, 1997 (1997-07-02)
Running Time: 98 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13
The Good: Very funny humor though out the movie, Good amount of comedy and action, Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith gave good comical performances,
The Bad: Vincent D'Onofrio's(villain in the movie named Edgar) performance was very odd and hard to watch,
Plot: Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) is a member of the Men in Black (MiB), a secret agency without ties to any government to maintain Earth as a "neutral zone" for extraterrestrial aliens seeking refuge, disguises these aliens as humans around New York City. The agency maintains its secrecy by using a "neuralyzer" to wipe the memories of those that encounter them or the aliens, including the memories of former agents when they retire. Operating from a large underground base at a Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority ventilation station, they fund themselves by obtaining patents on alien technologies released for consumer consumption.
K's former partner, D, has just retired, but K identifies New York City detective James Edwards (Will Smith) as a potential replacement, due to his agility to follow a disguised alien. After putting Edwards through several tests, K offers him the chance to join the MIB, which Edwards accepts. Edwards' past identity is erased, and he becomes Agent J, assigned to K by the agency director, Zed (Rip Torn). K helps to orient J to the workings of the MIB; during this, they learn that numerous aliens refugees are trying to find a way off of Earth. MIB is contacted by an Arquillian fleet near Earth's orbit, the fleet warns that a "Bug," a member of a giant cockroach-like alien species they are currently at war with, has crashed down to Earth and is seeking an object known as the Galaxy that would turn the tide in favor of the Bugs. To prevent this, they are willing to destroy the Earth unless the MIB can secure the Galaxy before their deadline within a day.
K and J find the Bug has taken the human skin of a farmer, Edgar (Vincent D'Onofrio), as its disguise, and killed two Arquillians it believed to have possession of the Galaxy. The two bodies, along with a pet cat that refuses to leave its owner, are taken to a city morgue, where Dr. Laurel Weaver (Linda Fiorentino) discovers one of the Arquillians is barely alive; struggling with English, it mutters that "The Galaxy is on Orion's belt" to her before it expires. K and J arrive to help remove the alien bodies and wipe Dr. Weaver's mind.
Plot: 7.0/10- For a comedy the plot wasn't bad but it wasn't great ethier.
Action: 8.0/10- Men in Black is an action comedy so it did have some action which was very comical.
Acting: 7.4/10- Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith gave good comical performances but Vincent D'Onofrio's(villain in the movie named Edgar) performance was very odd and hard to watch.
Special effects: 7.9/10- The special effects were groundbreaking for their day but look a little dated now.
Soundtrack: 7.1/10- The is not Dan Elfman's best but it woked for the movie.
Comedy: 8.3/10- Men in Black is a comedy and it had plenty of physical and verbal humor.
Overall: 7.8/10- Overall Men in Black is not without its flaws but it is still an enjoyable movie.
Closing comments: Men in Black very good action comedy that is sure to satisfy sic-fi and comedy fan alike.
Recommended for: Comedy fans, Action Comedy fans, Comic Book movie fans, Sic-Fi movie fans.