Too often these days, sequels lack the punch of the original blockbusters, instead churning out well-worn, self satisfying drivel for the big bucks. Most of the time they disappoint, but this hat trick has broken the mould.
It seems that 3D technology was invented for this movie, while every flick with a hint of action has jumped on the 3D bandwagon, MIB:3 shows them how to do it properly. Used at the right moments, it pushes the movie into another universe.
Agent J is sent back in time to 1969 so he can stop alien criminal, Boris the Animal (played to perfection by Flight of the Conchords’ Jermaine Clements), from killing K. There are some old running jokes about alien celebrities, Lady Gaga for example, but the storyline is completely original.
In a final clever twist the audience finally comes to understand why K has such a surly attitude. Josh Brolin nails his imitation of Jones by playing the younger Agent K brilliantly – the voice and the movements are spot on. With big name co-stars like Emma Thompson, Bill Hader and even a brief guest appearance from a Pussycat Doll, this is one to see on the big screen. The only thing missing? A theme tune from Will Smith.
Verdict: Five stars