J (Will Smith) has to save the world by time-traveling back to 1969 and teaming up with a young K (Josh Brolin) in the full-length trailer for ‘Men in Black III’.
Sony Pictures is ready to revisit one of its more lucrative properties this summer with Men in Black III, a new 3D addition to the popular sci-fi comic book-turned-movie franchise. The plot of this new installment concerns yet another extraterrestrial being hell-bent on destroying the people of Earth, which forces the hip Agent J (Will Smith) and all-too-square Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) to once again team up and save the planet.
… Well, sort of.
The twist to the proceedings this time around – as revealed before in the Men in Black III teaser trailer - is that J has to travel back in time to 1969, where he gets a “new partner” in the form of a younger Agent K (Josh Brolin).
A full-length trailer for the Men in Black threequel has been released online, and it provides an early look at the hilarity (?) that ensues when the (literally) generations-apart K and J have to work together and stop a crazy alien biker named Boris (Jemaine Clement) from wiping out humanity. We still don’t get to see our villain played by Jemaine Clement, but we do catch a glimpse of Bill Hader in the film, so that’s good.
Have a look at the Men in Black III trailer above, or download the Men in Black 3 trailer 2 in HD MP4 from below to your PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360, tablets smartphones or portable media player.
Besides featuring Brolin doing his best Tommy Lee Jones impression, MIB3 also takes advantage of its time-travel plot to add a different flavor to the standard jokes about certain celebrities and famous figures (here, from the 1960s) secretly being aliens or MIB employees. As you surely noted from the above trailer, the result is a threequel that still largely recycles the formula used by its predecessors.
Here is/are the million dollar question(s): Will that MIB formula feel tired a third time around? And will the matter of how the film’s screenplay (by MIB series director Barry Sonnenfeld’s own admission) was still being written after production began result in an overly-convoluted time-travel storyline full of plot holes? Considering how many rewrites and writers have been tossed around for this summer’s blockbuster sequel Men in Black 3, it’s no surprise that there’s a whole slew of ticking time bombs in the story. Hopefully that means the film isn’t a ticking time bomb of box office failure itself as time travel.
MIB2 is widely considered to be inferior to the first Men in Black movie, but this third installment does have more going for it. Specifically, the added 3D element, improved visual effects, new acting blood in the form of Brolin, and a slight tweak to the setting which gives all the action an Austin Powers-style comedic “fish out of water” vibe.
If nothing else, those elements seems to be put to decent use (so far) and suggest that this third helping of wacky alien-induced mayhem could offer a fair amount of entertainment value. Take that for what it’s worth.
Men in Black 3 is once again directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, also of the first two. Shot in 3D, this newest sequel is said to be set mostly in the year 1969 and involves Agent J (Will Smith) time-traveling back to that year, where he meets up with a young Agent K (Josh Brolin) for some plot involving, most likely, our landing on the Moon. The cast also includes Emma Thompson as Agent Oh, Alice Eve as a young Oh, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Rip Torn and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Men in Black III opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on May 25th, 2012.
Genre: Action and Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Date of release: May 25th, 2012
Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin