Feature Name: Men in Black: International
Directed By: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani (voiceover), Rafe Spall, Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson and Tim Blaney (voiceover)
Run Time: 115 minutes
The sequel/spinoff of Men In Black, Men In Black: International revolves around Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) and Agent M (Tessa Thompson) and their quest to save the world from alien destruction.
The film is mainly set in London, but has the lead agents roaming the world and across in order to save humans and aliens on earth from the attacks of a deadly extra-terrestrial life form. The film follows Molly aka Agent M in her journey becoming a part of the secret organization and Henry – Agent H in his path to self-discovery.
Agent H is a high ranked officer who saved the world from a deadly alien attack but now his performance is affected because of his ego. Agent M had an alien encounter during her childhood and now wants to be part of the organization that deals with them. Though their stories seem interesting, the film is cliché and predictable.
The acting is on point but the script is weak. The dialogues will make you laugh.
One of the plus points of the film is that it is not too lengthy. The other pluses include the exotic locations, VFX, actions and aliens.
The magic of the series is missing as the film falls low in living up to the level of the earlier film. MIB: International is a visual treat with amazing action scenes, alien looks and outer space scenes. The earlier MIB films, featuring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, may have been low on VFX and all but had a theme and script that intrigued the audience – which this installment failed to do.
Chris and Tessa attempt to recreate the chemistry they shared in Thor but fail as they are continuously travelling to exotic places and fighting aliens. They are good but if more attention was given to the script and their characters, it would have been better. Liam Neeson is underutilized and Emma Thompson has just a few scenes that feel a little boring.
We give Men In Black: International 2 stars and a half more only for Pawny and his comedy.