Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back, patrolling the streets of New York and saving the planet from every alien threat out there. But their superior, O (Emma Thompson) hints that something deeper is going on with reticent agent K. There’s little time to consider her comments though, as Boris The Animal (Jemaine Clement) has escaped from a moon prison and is determined to deliver retribution on K, the man who put him behind bars. As Earth comes under attack, J is forced back in time to assist a 1969 version of K (Josh Brolin) in averting catastrophe.
What we think:
Low on laughs and packed with far too much exposition for its own good, a late dramatic shift is the saving grace of this regulation sequel.
The word out there:
The Sun: Brolin’s impression aside, the film is a mixed bag.
Empire: Despite some good moments, Agents J, O and K are missing an E.
TimeOut: Fifteen years since the jaunty original, a decade since its diabolical cash-in sequel: ‘Men in Black 3’ – is anyone really bothered?
Sky Movies: It’s been ten years…but it’s been worth the wait.
Release date: 25 May
Runtime: 105 mins