In 7 words or less: Here's the Men in Black, Galaxy Defenders
What's it all About? A secret clandestine agency with a mandate of guarding the planet against extraterrestrial threats recruits a young hotshot (Smith) to partner a steely veteran (Jones). Commence a threat from beyond the stars.
Best bits? Big Willie's recruitment scenes, the crazy aliens at MiB central and TL Jones' deadpan take on his character are all ace.
|Look into the light|
Did it make you think thoughts? I remember thinking for some reason that this flick had a bad rep. Not sure why I thought that or where I heard it but seeing as I was off work and it was on tv, I thought I'd give it a go. I'm glad I did. It's a good old ripsnorter of a 1hr 30min family funtime sci-fi blast.
|Rip Torn is the man in charge as..........Zed!|
Action comedies are not a new thing in cinema, 48hrs, Jones & The Last Crusade and the recently reviewed on this site, Lethal Weapon II are all great examples. However, they benefit by balancing the comedy with a serious story or themes. MiB however is a fantasy comedy which is a lot more difficult to pull off. Big Trouble in Little China did and I'm pleased to say so does this.
I did wonder why it took 5 years for a sequel to come along and I still don't have the answer.
Would you watch it again? Yeah I would.
|The telephone exchange could do with this guy|
Rating (out of 100%): The set up is fairly long but interesting, the characters gel together remarkably well and overall it's a fun watch. Funny Smith, funny Jones and funny looking aliens adds up to a score of 80%