Men in Black, the film you hope wont be wiped from your memory!
, 04 Dec 2012
Hi, this is my sons review for his GCSE. He's 15. From the minute the Oscar-Award winning movie fills the screen, to the fading out of when long living legend Tommy Lee Jones reveals his real reason for employing Smith, the summer thrill evokes the unthinkable idea that our next door neighbour is not human. Lowell Cunningham's little-known early-1990s comics 'The Men in Black' were based on the MiB agents involved in a secret struggle against outer-space aliens. Our new hero, Will Smith (J), capturing the role perfectly, bringing the comics back to life whilst still creating an enjoyable, fun and witty picture, in comparison to Smiths previous film, the dull Hollywood flop Independence Day, where Smith was just about the only good thing in it. Furthermore, the well-blended surprising humour, cool attitudes and eye-opening fire-power expectantly triggered lots of commercial glory. Agent K is an old yet experienced Agent on the prowl for a new side-kick. After hearing about a New York cop (Will Smith) chasing down a criminal with what seemed to be superhuman abilities, he couldnt give up the chance to give Smith a chance at the job. As Smith goes into his interview for the job, he gets into some hilarious scenes with the very best military officers, but overall he leaves knowing that the old him has been erased from history. After being told that he now has to live the life of an Agent, and to wear just a black suit, (Ray-Bans being an acceptable accessory), Zed (Rip Torn) gives him and K their first task as a couple, which is taken and applied with some funny results. This ignites the genius of Men in Black, and takes us on an outer-space adventure, without ever actually leaving our front room. The whole story is action packed, and gleaming with gadgets galore. The sci-fi comedy thrills us with its innovative state of the art special effects. The CGI is used imaginatively to convince of the reality that aliens could really be living us amongst us, and even that our eyes could have witnessed one, but sadly wiped from our memory by that dastardly penlight-like device, the neuralyzer. However, this £100,000m plus picture is obviously a huge production, based on all the CGI put into it, it feels very modest as it is over in a snappy 98 minutes. The main two protagonists, an unlikely yet well suited duo, work well together, leaving us with a smirk on our faces with there classic one liners, like This defiantly rates about 9. 0 on my weird-o-sh*t-metre, and N-Y-P-D means Knock Your Punk-*ss Down!
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