The Men in Black, a secret organization guarding the peace and safety of the Earth, have more than once protected us from the onslaught of the garbage of the Universe. This time, the biggest threat to the world community that the agents will have to confront is a spy in their ranks.
About the film
In the centre of the plot will be Agent M ( Tessa Thompson ), who is sent to the British branch of the MIB to prove herself successfully. She soon teams up with a former top-notch agent H ( Chris Hemsworth ), and then the couple finds themselves embroiled in a murder mystery that must travel the world to solve.
In terms of scale, the new tape is conceived more global than the previous three, and the authors of the spin-off chose ” Jurassic World ” as a reference point. Neither Will Smith nor Tommy Lee Jones is involved in the project since the authors aim to expand the existing world of the franchise.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Producer: F. Gary Gray
Release date: 12 June 2019
Producer: Walter F. Parks, Laurie MacDonald, Karim Debbug
Screenwriter: Arthur Markam, Matt Holloway
Timing: 115 minutes
Review of the film Men in Black: International
Men in black international subtitles is a spin-off to the original Men in Black trilogy, or the fourth film in the series, as you prefer, received quite negative reviews from Western critics and, as it seems to me, completely unnecessary. This is a light summer blockbuster – it’s bright, funny, looks very good and doesn’t bother at all. Moreover, it is made according to the patterns of the very first Men in Black.
Men in black international subtitles series have always stood on three pillars: funny, fantastic surroundings, humour and charisma of the main characters. Well, men in black international subtitles have all three ingredients. There seem to be an order of magnitude more mad aliens of all shapes and sizes than in previous films. There are even more crazy technologies, weapons and gadgets. Jokes are played almost continuously, and the duet of the main characters glows with charisma.
MiB: International is the third collaboration between Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, after Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame and the second is purely comedic. And you know, this pair made a great comedy duo. And although Hemsworth is mostly fooling around, and Thompson generally remains calm and restrained, in good duets the roles are always divided in this way. It seems that the couple doesn’t even come out of the images worn in Thor: Ragnarok, and a direct reference to Thor, in the episode with a hammer, confirms this once again. It’s okay; all comedians have their roles.
The third comedian of the film is a CG-character voiced by Kumail Najiani, a stand-up comedian of Pakistani-American origin. Pawny in English, Pishachok in Ukrainian is the real hero of the picture, bringing many scenes to life. It is a pity that we know very little criminally about the Pishachka race and its Queen, but it could be an interesting story.
In general, with a huge number of aliens in the frame, the stories of the plot-important characters are worked out very carelessly. The same Pishachok; the same friend of agent M from her childhood; Rebecca Ferguson’s deadly Reese (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Mission: Impossible – Fallout ), which is unrecognizable here; a motorcycle repairman and his bearded friend; Twins played by real twins; dance duo Les Twins; Wangus, a close friend of Agent H – they are all just extras, with weak characters and aspirations. Yes, and in the previous parts of Men in Black, aliens were paid too little attention, but it’s still 2019, not 1997. Another problem with the film is the linearity and predictability of the narrative. From the very beginning, you know that M will get her way, that she will break her promise and will become attached to H. You understand that something is wrong with H, and very quickly figure out the main villain. Admission to MiB, training, selection of a suit and weapons on fast forward, the first task and the obligatory salvation of the world at the end somewhere we have already seen all this, it seems that someone named Smith was playing there.
Instead of Barry Sonnenfeld, who was in charge of three previous films in the franchise, F. Gary Gray took the director’s chair for men in black international subtitles, who has worked on such films as The Fate of the Furious and The Italian Job (2003). Yes, he does better with cars, but I would not say that the battle scenes in MiB: International are lost by the same MiB 1/3 (it is better to forget about the second part, like about a bad dream). Yes, they’re a little predictable (that word again), but well shot and drawn. The rendered ma’am “We Need Bigger Guns” is still working well.
By and large, Men in Black: International can only be accused of being secondary and straightforward. Otherwise, this is a very good, funny and bright summer blockbuster. Certainly not Thor: Ragnarok, but you can watch it too. I would not mind if the authors expanded MiB: International into a full-fledged new trilogy – it seems that Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are very comfortable working together. Plus, I would like to know about Pishachk’s further adventures.