As the promotional material will no doubt attest, they’re back, in black, again. It’s been a decade since the release of Men in Black 2, the quite fun but decidedly underwhelming sequel to the extremely fun and only slightly underwhelming original. Original stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones resume their roles as J and K, the slick space-cops who protect Earth from all manner of alien beasties, with the legendary Rip ‘this bank is not my house!’ Torn returning as their mentor and minder, Zed. The big new addition to the cast this time is, bizarrely, Emma Thompson, following former hubby Kenny Branagh’s voyage into the mainstream, while Josh Brolin will also be appearing as a younger Jones, in a series of flashback scenes set in 1960s Manhattan (‘Mad Men in Black’, anyone?). Plot details are still scant, but we’re imagining it probably involves aliens doing something naughty, and our heroes stopping them, perhaps through the use of some impressive CG gadgetry.
Men In Black III
Words by Time Out Rio de Janeiro editors