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Film REVIEW: Men in Black (1997) - ★★★★

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Writer: Ed Solomon

based on Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham

Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rip Torn.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Themes: Alien, Flying Saucer, Based on Comic

James, an NYC cop, is hired by Agent K of a secret government agency that monitors extraterrestrial life on Earth. Together, they must recover an item that has been stolen by an intergalactic villain.

It is the it is the first installment in the Men in Black franchise.

It received critical acclaim for its screenplay, action sequences, and the performances and chemistry between Jones and Smith.

A sequel was released in 2002, a third film was released in 2012, and a stand-alone spin-off was released in 2019, with Jones and Smith absent.


Jan (Age 12): ★★★

"Cool film, I enjoyed it. To be honest when I read what the film was about, I thought it was comedic version of Ghostbusters, it kinda was. Will Smith is one of the best actors I have seen, alongside Jackie Chan, Jim Carry, and Rowan Atkinson. The storyline was great but kinda creepy...

If you like it when a dead man's ear falls off, and his face reveals a tiny monster (alien) the size of a palm of an adults' hand, then this movie is perfect for you! K and Z were boring characters, but J was really good. The alien in the skin of Edgar was scary, it gave me the creeps when it revealed it's true body.

Overall, this film was mediocre and I hope to see better in 'Men In Black II'.."

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Mix Up Theatre Movie Chart Position: #64


Like this? Try these!....

  1. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) - #33 - ★★★★★

  2. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - #152 - ★★★★

  3. Men in Black 3 (2012) - #242 - ★★★★

  4. Men in Black II (2002) - #243 - ★★★★

  5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - #476 - ★★★★

  6. Men in Black: International (2019) - #854 - ★★

  7. Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2014 TV) - n/a

There's a few aliens within the sci-fi Marvel extravaganza, and a very cool lead in Spider-Man: Into the Spider- Verse. In Kingsman our hero is taken into a secret organisation and there's more Men in Black in the rest of the series. More aliens and transforming cars to be found in Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

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