REVIEW: MEN IN BLACK 3
Get ready for a groovy, out-of-this-world 3D adventure when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases MEN IN BLACK™ 3 as a Blu-ray 3D™ Combo
Pack, Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack and DVD -- all with UltraViolet™ -- on November 30th. Earning more than $624 million in box office worldwide, this sci-fi, action-packed comedy will be released for the first
time in 3D for the home. The time-traveling, third installment of the Men in Black franchise reunites two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith (2007, Best Actor, The Pursuit of Happyness; 2001, Best Actor
in a Leading Role, Ali) and Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (1993, Best Supporting Actor, The Fugitive), along with Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin (2009, Best Supporting Actor, Milk), as they
travel back in time to 1969 so Agent J (Will Smith) can save Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) from an alien assassination.
The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack is loaded with special features, such as a ‘Spot The Alien’ game, in which viewers must spot the difference between aliens and humans, using their remote to zap the aliens. It also comes with two featurettes: “The Evolution of Cool: MIB 1960’s vs. Today,” a look at the differences between the Men in Black headquarters in 1960 vs. today in which the viewers can discover more about the weapons, technology, vehicles and uniforms; and “Keeping It Surreal: The FX of MIB3,” a look behind the special effects in the film. Also featured are Scene Investigations featuring deconstructions of the lunar
escape, the gun fight at Mr. Wu’s, J’s time travel, and the monocycle chase. Five progression reels are also included, featuring animation supervisors discussing how the key visual effects sequences were created for
the film. The DVD comes with a gag reel, the all-new featurette “Partners In Time: The Making of MIB3,” and the “Back in Time” music video by Pitbull.
In addition to the 3D version of the film, the Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack exclusively includes two featurettes: “The Case Of Boris the Animal: The 3D Models of MIB 3,” allowing viewers to learn all there is to know about the technology and devices of the MIB organization using 3D models; and “Converting to 3D,” exploring the Men in Black technology.
Available for a limited time only, at select retailers, the Men in Black Trilogy Limited Edition Blu-ray Giftset comes with all three Men in Black films on Blu-ray with UltraViolet (MEN IN BLACK, MEN IN BLACK II
and MEN IN BLACK 3) in collectible packaging plus a “Worm” bobble head figurine.
In MEN IN BLACK 3, Agents J [Will Smith] and K [Tommy Lee Jones] are back... in time. Agent J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him
as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when Agent K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that Agent K never told him – secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K [Josh Brolin] to save his partner, the agency and the future of humankind.
J: I'm looking for K, have you seen him? Sort of a
surly, older gentleman, smiles like this...
[J makes a poker face]
O: K's been dead for over
What! With our third installment of MIB, we must travel through
time to save the day, and Agent K. The time we must travel to is
1969 and the action, thrills, laughs, and threats to Earth’s
existence are all just as good and intense. It should go without
saying that if you enjoyed the first two MIBs, this one is a
must see. The story continues and it’s still fun, hilarious,
thrilling, and this time very touching. There is a lot of heart
in it which adds to the overall movie experience. It’s got a
little bit of everything. And, of course, it’s as gross as
always. The 3D aspect was well used and it enhanced the
excellent cinematography. No doubt the special effects were also
excellent. I might not outwardly admit that I have a mild fear
of heights, but I kind of do. This became more evident to me as
I watched this film. There are a couple of scenes that will test
you for that fear. I clung to the seat. It was impressive, what
can I say? There were two other things that were equally
impressive. Josh Brolin playing a young Agent K/Tommy Lee Jones
was a real treat to watch. He nailed it. This guy has some
talent. Not only is he a great actor, he can impersonate. He’s
done a convincing George W. Bush for example and now this role
was spot on. He looks just like him too. The other impressive
thing is the really good twist near the end of the movie. If you
are an MIB fan, you’re jaw will drop. It’s a twist that
actually ties a lot together.
The cast, as usual, is very well rounded and full of familiar
faces, and one particular hard to recognize face. The villain is
Boris The Animal played by Jemaine Clement who looked familiar
to me but I just couldn’t recognize him. He was very sharp
with his role . . . menacing in an alien way. It was great to
see Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprise their roles. They are
the most important ingredients to the MIB series and they did
just fine. There were some new faces to MIB but quite familiar
to the general public such as Nicole Scherzinger, Alice Eve, and
Bill Hader. They have brief screen time but still effective.
Emma Thompson looked dashing as O, a successor to Zed. The
storyline for this one was simple but interesting and well laid
out. I won’t necessarily say that this one is better than the
other two. I think they are all equally good. I only wish that
Linda Fiorentino would have remained involved with the series.
But at least we got Barry Sonnenfeld back to direct. Having done
all three maintains a level of consistency which is a good
thing. These films are his calling card and arguably his
By Cine Marcos
DVD: The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 Dolby Digital
in English and French(PAR) that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes
English and Spanish subtitles.
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
and French 5.1
Subtitles - English Spanish
Partners in Time: The Making of MIB 3
"Back in Time" Music Video by Pitbull
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