Men in Black

Men in Black

DVD - 2002
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New York City is being threatened by a villainous bug who has inhabited the body of a farmer. The mission is to locate and exterminate the bug before it destroys the planet.


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Aug 05, 2017

Very funny. I liked it.

loganlib_Ashley Jun 26, 2016

Edgar the bug was a pretty witty idea for an alien based villain. The film also had very entertaining dialogue that didn't pander to audiences like most action films did. Frankly, a really innovative idea film. Sequel was a bit hard to swallow though.

May 14, 2015

This is a 1997 American SF action comedy directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, based on Lowell Cunningham's "The Men in Black" comic book series, originally published by Marvel and Malibu Comics.
It is about two agents of a secret organization called "Men in Black" who supervise extraterrestrial lifeforms who live on Earth and hide their existence from ordinary humans.
The film features the creature effects and makeup of Rick Baker and visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic.
The special effects, makeup and storyline are not so realistic and believable that I quit watching the film after 30 minutes.
This is NOT definitely my cup of tea!

Jan 12, 2015

Men in Black is great fun from start to finish - Awesomely fun film with super FX! A must watch!

black_hawk_403 Jul 13, 2014

The best of the trilogy, and one of the funniest movies of all time.

Jan 17, 2013

MiB is the one that started the franchise and, frankly, is the best of the trilogy. For anyone that likes SciFi and cop movies.

Jul 30, 2012

This science-fiction satire is proof that, with a well written script and a solid cast of actors (not just names on a poster), a coherent and witty film can come forth. It plays for laughs the conventions any sci-fi fan knows -- in fact, any general viewer would know the typical alien-comes-to-Earth narrative. It has incredibly good special effects, not just considering the leaps and bounds VFX makes as time goes on, but on its own merits. The only embarassment this film suffers is that it was the first in what would turn out to be a franchise of half-hearted films that make lame jokes and erase the true heartstring-tugging message (re: Agent K's future) of the original. You can tune out and enjoy this film, but if you keep your brain ticking, you see multiple levels of wise writing and A-level acting, with so many messages and even more gags that multiple screenings are highly necessary. In the end, this blockbuster truly spells quality -- hard to find, but easy to love.

Megmac12 Jul 21, 2012

brilliant. I make this comment look good

Jul 14, 2012

The special effects in this movie are terrific, the acting is very good, and it has a fantastic storyline. I would recommend this movie to fans of more comedic science fiction.

Aug 28, 2011

Damned good fun.

The first time, allegedly, Hollywood took on SF with comedy. Certainly there are comedic bits in many SF movies, but mainstream big budget films had been Very Serious Stories prior to this one. This may be true, but one suspects there a good number of limiting conditions to make that strictly the case.

I love the fact there are any number of throw-away gags throughout the film, including — and especially — the images of the aliens living among us. Elvis also makes a great deal of sense as having "gone home" instead of actually being dead.

***** SPOILER ***** BAH-WOOOGAA!! *****
***** BAH-WOOOGAA!! ***** SPOILER *****

Making K go back to the woman he loved, as well as he accidentally being part of the initial contact team makes a great deal of sense simply for believe-ability, as well as further making possible the bond that he feels for "J" in the first place: he sees the lack of accepting authority in favour of practicality in J also within himself, and realizes that he has, in fact, found the right sort of person to fill the gap in the team when he gets shown The Flashy Thingy™.

Yup: smart story-telling and turning several genres on their head in the process. Great stuff.

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Jay: No, what you remember is that you used to drive that old busted joint. See, I drive... the new hotness. [points at Kay] Old and busted. [points at himself] New hotness. [K looks at J for a second, then J hands the keys over] Old, busted hotness.

Jul 14, 2012

Jay: Zed, don't you guys ever get any sleep around here?
Zed: The twins keep us on Centaurian time, standard thirty-seven hour day. Give it a few months. You'll get used to it... or you'll have a psychotic episode.

Jul 14, 2012

Jay: Did you ever flashy-thing me?
Kay: No.
Jay: I ain't playing with you, K. Did you ever flashy-thing me?
Kay: No.

Jul 14, 2012

Kay: All right, kid, here's the deal. At any given time there are approximately 1500 aliens on the planet, most of them right here in Manhattan. And most of them are decent enough, they're just trying to make a living.
Jay: Cab drivers?
Kay: Not as many as you'd think.

Jul 14, 2012

Bug: Place your projectile weapon on the ground.
Edgar: You can have my gun, when you pry it from my cold dead fingers.
Bug: Your proposal is acceptable.

Jul 14, 2012

Zed: We're not hosting an intergalactic kegger down here.

Sunnchilde Dec 01, 2011

"What was that?" "SUGAR!" "I've never seen sugar do that."

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Jul 14, 2012

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May 10, 2012

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Jul 14, 2012

A streetwise NYPD detective joins a secret organization that polices extraterrestrial affairs on Earth.


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