“Men In Black III” aka “Men In Black” aka “MIB3” is a science fiction com..
..Actually, why do we even bother explaining it? You know this one. It’s the third installment of the “Men In Black” series. You might remember Men In Black II, which was released ten years ago. The story is based on the Malibu / Marvel comic book series “The Men In Black” by Lowell Cunningham.
But the books don’t quite do the movies (as in the previous two) any justice. Not when you have two of the wittiest agents ever known to man-and-alien-kind, played by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones! And this time, the movie gets crazier because it involves not just the best gadgets (read: Neuralyzer), but also a little bit of time travel.
In a “new and inventive” storyline, Agent J (Will Smith!) finds himself needing to travel back in time to MIB’s early years (as far back as the 1960s) to stop an alien from assassinating his friends, Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones). And as with all time travel elements, when you attempt to change history, you change the future too. Not just Agent K’s future.
When asked, MIB3 director Barry Sonnefeld said, “This installment will have more action, aliens, and magic than the previous two films in the franchise. The audiences will be amused, amazed, and also moved. I think if we can do all of those three things then we’ll have a really successful movie. With MIB3, it’s not only a Men In Black movie, it’s also a time travel movie.”:
”We wanted the movie to be both familiar and different. We wanted to bring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones back together again. But we also wanted something new and inventive, and that came in the time travel element.”
So, guess who’s back, back again? Men In Black, tell your friends!