Men In Black III

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2

Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson. Action/comedy. Written by Etan Cohen. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

FILM SYNOPSIS: When Kís life and the fate of the world are put at risk, Agent J must travel back in time in order to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

PREVIEW REVIEW: From my review of Men In Black II: ďItís okay, it just didnít reach me like the first one. In it Mr. Smith & Mr. Jones as hip versions of Dragnetís Joe Friday and Bill Gannon captivated me. In MIB 1, the laughs came easier, with sharper dialogue and true character development, (rare for an action flick). One thing I was pleased about was the lack of profanity. Not one misuse of Godís name. Wow, thatís unique for a sci-fi thriller.Ē

Well, thatís pretty much how I feel about Men in Black III. The special effects and CGI are even more amazing and Josh Brolin is pitch perfect as the younger version of Agent K. But the humor is not always up to the filmmakersí ability. While that is just opinion, I am also taking into account the audienceís reaction. There were some laugh-out-loud gags, but too often those at the screening sat quietly. Should an audience be sitting quietly through a Men In Black movie?

As for the lack of profanity, well, I guess that couldnít last. Along with several obscenities and a whole lot of minor expletives, there are also at least two misuses of Christís name. While the profane use of Jesusí name didnít come from Will Smith, when is he ever going to stand up for his faith? He still has clout, and if an actor of his box office stature asks that such an offensive be eliminated, it will be. Well, thatís an assumption. Actually, I canít think of an actor from this era who would ask for such reverence.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Sony Pictures Releasing

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: Five or so uses of the s-word and a handful of minor expletives.

Profanity: Two misuses of Christís name by a supporting player.

Violence: The loud soundtrack, the perilous situations the leads find themselves in, and the filmís overall violence may frighten little ones; there are a couple of jolting action sequences, but nothing too abusive for older kids and teens. Some blood, green from aliens.

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: None

Running Time: 106 minutes
Intended Audience: 12 and up

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