Men In Black International
Men In Black International suffers from a common ailment found in many Hollywood films, the “they employed the wrong fucking director” curse can sink a perfectly good premise for a film, and rebooting the Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith classic should have been a sure shot. Add in Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson and you have nothing short of a sure-fire hit. I mean y’all remember their on-screen chemistry in Thor: Ragnarok, right?
But alas, the least they could have done was employ the original director Barry Sonnenfeld as director rather than giving him executive producer duties, aka we want to use your name in this film. I mean we all know who made Hemsworth and Thompson’s screen time so memorable don’t we? Taika mother fucking Waititi. And that’s who should have been picked to direct the reboot. Can you imagine how much fun the end result would have been? Killer.
But instead, we get a film that can’t find it’s groove until the second half of the film, and when it does I’m not convinced that it’s actually that great, it just feels like it’s kicked into top gear because we’ve had to suffer an entire hour of mediocre.
And forget how bad the chemistry and comedy are, the actual plot is as transparent as a pane of clear glass, as soon as you find out [REDACTED] is in the film, you know who the mole is. Then you’re just killing time waiting for Hemsworth and Thompson to catch up.
In short, Men In Black International might find a few laughs in its latter stages, but muddles along for too long, missing a great opportunity to reboot the franchise.
Rating: M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. NOTE: Science fiction themes & violence.