By Geselle Martinez |Staff Writer|
Fifteen years since the release of the original film, “Men In Black 3” brings the film franchise back with an engaging premise and emotional story.
While the original film followed Will Smith as an NYPD detective joining a secret organization that polices extraterrestrial affairs on Earth, “Men In Black 2″ was about Agent J (Smith) needing help for a mission and having to find Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) so he can restore his memory.
In “Men in Black 3”, Agent J travels back in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the organization, but nothing, not even aliens, prepared him for what was to come.
When K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right.
J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him. These secrets reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
Whats makes the third sequel different s is not just the time traveling aspect, but the secrets that are discovered when Agent J journeys through time.
The touchy and emotional elements that are brought forth from the plot also differentiates this film from the previous films.
“Men In Black 3″ ties all three movies together and does fulfill its purpose. Though the film meet its goal to tie the latest installment into a trilogy, it was pretty much just another ordinary adventure film.
The film had a good story line, but it could have been better. Despite it’s potential to be a better film, fans will be pleased it is still much better than the second film.
Perhaps the reason why the film was just good and not great was because of the constant delays and changes. The first draft of ‘MIB3” was written by “Tropic Thunder” screenwriter Etan Cohen in 2009, then passed on to Jeff Nathanson, who wrote “Catch Me If you Can” and “Rush Hour 2.”
There were a total of three installments while making the film, according to L.A. Times. Shooting was delayed to Mar. 28 of 2011 due to ongoing script issues.
The delay comes on the heels of a previous postponement and hiatus, according to Steven Zeitchik and Nicole Sperling of 24 Frames.
The sequel was initially set to start shooting in October, but producers delayed the start date by nearly a month, at the time noted creative disagreements between Smith and film makers, which Sony denied as reported by the New York Post.
About a month later, producers opted to break production of the film into two phases: the first part would have begun in November and wrap right before the holiday season, but the second part, would not resumed shooting until mid-February, according Zeitchik and Sperling.
Compared to the second film, “MIB 3” was a lot better. The newest installment had a different twist and new plot to continue its galactic adventures.
Overall, this film might have not been great, but it was much better than expected.