MIB International – Have we met?

mibWow, September is the last time I wrote anything on here? I didn’t review Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, or End Game? Or any of the other movies that have come out? I haven’t even finished the new season of The Tick! yet. Wow, I’ve missed a lot on here. Well time to get back to it. I’m back in time for Spider-Man Far From Home, and today we watched MIB International.

It opens up with Thor and the guy from Taken. Wait, is that right? *Checks notes* oh, Chris Hemsworth and surprise Liam Neeson. Typical MIB stuff ensues, cut to child Valkyrie *Checks Notes* Oh, Tessa Thompson. There’s a cute little alien that in no way will have anything to do with anything later, and MIB hijinks, and then cut to adult Tessa. Adult Tessa is looking for the MIB, she knows they’re out there and she wants in.

I’m going to continue to recap the movie after this. I’ll cut to the chase of it. This movie is…ok. It lays off all of the MIB hey look whos an alien! for the most part. I mean yeah there was a refrence to Kanye West, which wouldn’t excuse anything he’s done. And theres the monitor gag again, though I didn’t recognize who they had on there. YouTubers maybe? I dunno. Some of the gags are there, the red button and strange aliens, like a beard alien and yeah.

I don’t know, it didn’t work out all that well for me. Which is too bad because Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson can both be really funny actors. We saw that in Thor: Ragnarok. There’s great chemistry between them or was at least in Thor. Most of MIB Int. was just…boring. Nothing really all that funny or exciting. There’s a plotline about a mole in MIB that becomes fairly obvious who the issue is. And I don’t know, it just doesn’t quite work.

If we’re comparing it to the other MIB movies, it’s between 1 and 3. Both of those were great movies, 2 could have been better, particularly if it was more movie and less 2-hour product placement. At least MIB 3 isn’t going down that road.

If you’re going to the movies right now and looking for something to watch. I dunno, see End Game again. At least Hemsworth gives a good multi-layered performance there. And Thompson while brief, is better there too. There’s the new X-Men movie, or just wait for Spider-Man next month.

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