The latest installment of the series – Men in Black: International, starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in the lead. The trailer of the film created quite the buzz amongst fans when it first came out. It received even more eyeballs owing to the fact that it had new faces taking over from the long-standing duo of Jones and Smith.
Men in Black first released in the year 1997 and took every sci-fi loving kid on the ride of their lives. Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as Agent K and Agent J respectively. The duo was a smashing hit and add to it the super cool alien-killing weapons, futuristic cars and a memory earing pen -and the makers had an instant hit on their hands. The second installment of the film was released in 2002 and the third in 2012 and with each part, the franchise and its loyal fan base grew stronger.
As most of us know, the franchise is known for taking its time and releasing films a few years apart. So, you get the excitement of fans when MIB: International came out SEVEN years after the last one. However, change isn’t an easy pill to swallow, especially in the cinematic world. Which is one of the reasons why the new duo (that consists of talented actors) has received only a lukewarm response from a lot of fans. While there are viewers and fans who’ve enjoyed watching the film, another chunk along with the critics was left unimpressed with the story and how heavily the movie relies on the nostalgia connected with the franchise of Men in Black.
Here’s what Twitter is abuzz with:
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson work together MARVELously but the storyline was kinda off and lacking especially in humor. But yeah, naligaw man japon ko so choco ra. #MIB #MIBInternational #MenInBlack
— s t a r s (@starskenjilee) June 14, 2019
— Jack A. C. (@DirectorJackAC) June 14, 2019
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) June 14, 2019
— राнʋℓ (@Dilli_Wala_BF) June 14, 2019
Men in Black: International Review: A One Time Watch#MenInBlack #MenInBlackInternational #MenInBlackInternational @MenInBlack #ChrisHemsworth #TessaThompson #AgentH #AgentMhttps://t.co/AW8ohHXgla pic.twitter.com/3HyULm0MKE
— Urban Asian (@UrbanAsian) June 14, 2019
— Alien Merchant (@alien_merchant) June 14, 2019
MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL REVIEW: The film comes across as a half baked attempt to take the franchise forward.
— Bollywood Hungama (@Bollyhungama) June 14, 2019
— IndiePup (@IndiePupies) June 14, 2019
Thought it was funny that Tessa was working in a call center at the beginning. A little callback to Sorry to Bother You.
— david golbitz (@davidgolbitz) June 14, 2019
Men In Black International wasn’t a bad movie. I enjoyed myself. Had a few laughs. Enjoyed the adventure. Also got some nifty sunglasses. #mibinternational #meninblack #meninblackinternational #movie #summer… https://t.co/SaFvuddZ48
— ?️ Francis ?️ (@akaTheOtherGuy) June 14, 2019
#MenInBlackInternational starts off okay, but gives up about fifteen minutes in. It mostly just goes through the motions. No witty banter between the 2 leads. Lots of boring filler. There’s one word in particular that’s said so frequently, it could be used as a drinking game. pic.twitter.com/ZRqgYMONGr
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) June 12, 2019
Just watched the BS that is #MenInBlack #MenInBlackInternational . Made me think how little we appreciate artists and writers who actually give a shit about the project instead of hoping to profit off known faces from another successful franchise with no substance whatsoever.
— Rishaj (@rishajd80) June 14, 2019
Ok so #MenInBlackInternational was not as bad as I thought it would be. Recommend it but watch it 3D worth it.
— miguelito21 (@miguel_aleman1) June 14, 2019
— Justin (@jhines08) June 14, 2019
#MenInBlack International was not a very good movie. I would say if you wait to see it at home its probably a good idea. I know there are reviews that are positive for the movie and understand we all have different likes. I just couldn't get really into the movie. pic.twitter.com/CVjROdCvp4
— Wise One Gaming [W1SE] (@WW1se) June 14, 2019
Loved #MenInBlackInternational and it was an awesome surprise seeing Les Twins in there too.
— Martin Krestan (@MartinKrestan) June 14, 2019
#MenInBlackInternational is a feel good, impeccably written and fantastically paced one-off blockbuster with a predictable end that still manages to entertain. @kumailn’s scene stealing comedic timing shines through Pawny. More to come on the podcast. #MenInBlackReview
— UMNIA #beUnique ✨ (@UMNIAMusic) June 14, 2019
— not a brie clown anymore | öykü ⍟ (@valcarolmaria) June 14, 2019
If you’ve been a fan of the series then we’d say, go watch it, if for nothing else than a dose of nostalgia!