Men in Black II (2002)





Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rip Torn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Tony Shalhoub, Patrick Warburton, Jack Kehler, David Cross, Colombe Jacobsen, John Alexander, Michael Jackson, Peter Graves, Tim Blaney, Nick Cannon


Agent Jay (Will Smith) has become a high-ranking member of the Men in Black, while his former cohort, Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones), had his memory wiped clean and now lives a simple but contented life as a mailman. However, they must reunite to protect the world from the scum of the universe.


Something everyone knows is that originality and sequels don't get along. However, if smartly played, a sequel can live up to its predecessor, and be fresh. Unfortunately this is not the case. In fact, Men in Black II is another boring, bland sequel, with few moments and nothing more.

The story changes but nothing really changes. Aliens come to Earth threaten to destroy it, MIB pull out big guns and make aliens explode with abovementioned guns. End of the story. 

The authors, probably aware of unfreshness of the film, have focused on the villain, an evil alien who disguises herself as a sexy lingerie model in a leather outfit. They probably thought the audience would have been so caught up by her to never notice the flaws of the fim. The alien in brand-new Edgar suit was a better villain, by the way. 

Main focus of the film are still the special effects and the gags. While the special effects are quite good, the gags are a disaster. Seriously, watching an alien growing its head back after having it shot off might be funny the first time, but you gotta know when to stop it. Enough is enough.

Will Smith's Men In Black has been replaced by Smith's Black Suits Comin' which is not nearly as good as the first song. Also the acting got worse. 


  1. I actually like this one. True, it's just a retread of the first film, but I enjoyed well enough. I know I'm in the minority on this one, though.