Chris Hemsworth & Tessa Thompson Make This Look Good
All Hollywood studios are currently desperate and eager to gain a foothold in the franchise game. Sony is not at the same level as Disney or Warner Bros. They have Spider-Man movies, as well as a derivative universe, with titles like Venom and Morbius but they do not have huge stocks of deductibles to shoot. What they have are secret agents in black suits charged with protecting the Earth from foreign threats. With Men In Black: International the franchise returns in a reset form and, thanks to the charisma of Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth, as well as the director's sensibility F Gary Gray, it ends up being a fun ride.
Men In Black: International is centered on a woman named Molly (Tessa Thompson), who has an unusual experience in her youth that leads her throughout his life to discover the secret organization known as Men In Black. She eventually finds what she is looking for and manages to embark on a trial with the agency. Things get interesting quickly when she presents a seemingly simple affair with the agent H-Chris (Hemsworth). But things go wrong and put the Earth at risk. Plus, there may be a mole in Men in Black. It is up to the new duo of M and H, who are (mostly) alone, to unravel this mystery before a deadly extraterrestrial threat can annihilate our planet.
Men in Black was released. There are more than 20 years and the last time we saw the agents J and K back in 2012 in MIB 3. This film is still firmly anchored in the same universe, with some selected characters and reminders for it. help stay anchored in its predecessors, it's really a new starting point. We are following new agents and the scope of the operation is greatly expanded. Men In Black: International as its name implies, is a true planetary adventure. Sometimes it makes him a little confused. Although, the various locations and decor elements help to feel less like a rehash of what was before. It's less content. It's also a potentially strong starting point for young viewers who may not know what Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones brought to the table.
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F. Gary Gray is a director who seems to understand what it takes to make something very viewable and amusing, with The Fate of the Furious and The Italian Job are examples. He is also a man who knows how to do something a little stronger, like Straight Outta Compton . This is firmly in the first category. Gray brings to the series a different attitude and perspective from those of Barry Sonnenfeld, who piloted the previous entries. Is it better in itself? Not necessarily. But, again, with a restart / a sequel that is trying to restart a series that has been going on for more than two decades, everything is fine.
Really, this film is based on its main role. Just like the original Men In Black, which worked so well due to the chemistry that unites Will Smith with Tommy Lee Jones, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth prove to be an extremely effective duo. Anyone who has seen Thor: Ragnarok would surely know it, but they continue on this path. It's not a perfectly comfortable summer movie, perfect as a balloon, flawless. But these two are selling it well. Many can be overlooked with the tracks that are that damn friendly. Kumail Nanjiani, who staged a sympathetic extraterrestrial character, also helped a lot. As usual, Nanjiani is hilarious and does credit to the project.
Here is the thing. It is summer. It's the season of the popcorn movie. This is a fun popcorn movie that offers laughter and a show in equal measure. He will not win any prize. He does not come to this franchise with a mind-blowing creative catch that breaks the mold. It's just nice. And sometimes, it's more than enough. I think that's one of those cases. Until then, if we announced tomorrow that we had a suite with the same distribution, I would be there. It is oddly nice to think that we are just at a good starting point and that things could improve a lot from here. Men In Black: International is live on June 14 on Sony Pictures.
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