Title: Men in Black: International
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: F. Gary Gray
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson
Runtime: 1 hr 54 mins
What It Is: Young Molly (Thompson) discovers one faithful night that we are in fact not alone in this universe. When two “Men in Black” come by to wipe her parent’s memories clean she discovers that there’s police…for outer species. As she grows older her obsession grows until she uncovers the MIB and is partnered with the brave but idiotic “H” (Hemsworth). They have a big mess on their hands, can they get out of it?
What We Think: I’d rather spend 2 hrs AT H&M then with H and M. Chris Hemsworth is wasted. Tessa Thompson is wasted. This entire film is a waste. There’s nothing enjoyable about this. As a script, it suffers from being uninteresting, unmotivated and generally not all that good. F. Gary Gray really lets the crappy material get away from him. How does one do that? He’s proven he can direct better films he just doesn’t have anything to do here. Kumail Nanjiani’s voice is lent to a character that tries to provide the films comic relief but fails due to material.
Our Grade: D-, Inarguably one of 2019’s biggest failings. There is by no means a reason for you or anyone you know to see this film. There’s honestly no reason to watch this. What with the amazing amount of content available nowadays. Likewise, if you really need a fix of either Hemsworth or Thompson there are better films by either. It says something when you can make a worse “Men in Black” film then Men in Black 3 but nonetheless here it is…stinking up the theaters and TVs of people everywhere. There were points when I was wishing they would neuralize me so I could forget this straight garbage fire.