In Black 2
Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Laura Flynn Boyel,
Rip Torn, Tony Shalhoub and Frank.
Directed By: Barry Sonnenfeld
is a hilarious cosmic experience of meteoric proportions! The
boyz are back and funnier than ever. Sure it's all about the special
effects but what's cooler for a hot summer day? Nothing.
Smith all suited up and grinning with the fancy guns
there. Willie's scrumptious and talented the way the gods intended.
He's also one of those rare super talents that glides from entertainer
role to entertainer role. He started as this little rapper and
on to TV then on to film. Bravo.
Tommy Lee Jones is one of the world's manliest men. He's another
listed in the Compton's encyclopedia under species of MAN along
with DeNiro, Vaughn, Harrison, Costner and Quaid (Dennis). M'hmm,
tough and tumble put together with those pure man heroin features
a girl could give up the big city for. Heck, I'd learn Polo and
rustle cattle for this studmuffin extravaganza.
story goes....Serleena (Laura Flynn Boyle) the evil gob of snakee
bits from outer space wants "the light." Seems it's
on the third planet from the sun. A place she never thought to
look. She arrives and the mayhem begins. She takes over MIB headquarters
and unleashes some intergalactic bad guys to hunt down Agent K.
K (Tommy Lee Humminanahumminina Jones) , the only man who can
tell the evil alien "the light's" where abouts is MIA.
MIB had his neutralized and left a common unknowing man in the
post of postmaster general. K is up in rural Massachusetts chillin'
and ordering around the employees like, well, like an ex-top secret
government agent man.
J (Will - adorable -Smith) is sent in to get K and bring him back
to regain his former position (deneuralize him) and save the world
from complete destruction. ( <- insert dramatic dun-dun-dun
music here please).
they have about 24 hoursnatch.
do you expect it's Sci-fi FX's and clever one-liners here, not
Requiem For A Dream. But the
combined hilarity of the aliens and the charisma of Tommy Lee
and Will makes this an intergalactic hootenanny of Neptunian proportions!
and the talking Pug dog, Frank. Frank's a scene-stealer and delivers
some sidesplitting guffaws. Dog lovers will be giddy with his
larger role in MIB2. All the aliens, new and returning are again
in-depth and extremely detailed. Oddly believable.
Tony Shalhoub (aboobabdoobiedoo) is back as Jeebs the man with
the reanimating head. Tony's a tremendous talent that can glide
between comic and dramatic roles. He's kind of sweet on the retina
under all his Jeebs make up too.
Dawson, a staple in independent talkie types-o- films, plays the
witness Laura Agent J and Agent K must ultimately protect. She's
simply gorgeous and captures her scenes; with Lee and Smith in
the frame, that's quite an accomplishment.
Flynn Boyle oozes as the evil Serleena hell bent on destroying
all planets in her path.
Sequels don't often deliver; I think the MIB audience is going
to love this. The story is so-so but the cast and the aliens entertain
solid. Be on the look out for the "Ballchinians." Grab
the family through them in the shuttle wagon and get out to see
Snack Recommendation: Empire Diner Pie and Joe's Pizza
Aside: There's a short being played before the film, The Chubb
Chubbs, that may itself become a classic. It is adorable.