Monday, 6 June 2011

Men in Black Review (Updated)

Men in Black

Release Date: 11th September 1997 - Australia

Production Companies
Amblin Entertainment
Columbia Pictures
MacDonald/Parkes Productions

Sony Pictures Australia

Genre: Sci-Fi/Comedy

Rating: M

Runtime: 98 minutes

Budget: $90,000,000

Box Office Gross: $589,390,539

Plot Summary
Men in Black follows the
exploits of agents K and J,
members of a top secret
organization established
to monitor and police
alien activity on Earth. The
two Men in Black find
themselves in the middle
of the deadly plot by an
intergalactic terrorist who
has arrived on Earth to
assassinate two ambassadors
from opposing galaxies. In
order to prevent worlds
from colliding, the MiB must
track down the terrorist and
prevent the destruction of
Earth. It's just another
typical day for the Men in

Tommy Lee Jones - Kevin
Brown/Agent K
Will Smith - James Darrell
Edwards III/Agent J
Vincent D'Onofrio - Edgar
the Bug
Linda Fiorentino - Dr. Laurel
Weaver/Agent L
Rip Torn - Chief Zed
Tony Shalhoub - Jack Jeebs
Mike Nussbam - Gentle 
Rosenberg the Arquillian 
Tim Blaney - Frank the Pug 
David Cross - Newton the 
Morgue Attendant
Sylvester Stallone - Alien on 
TV (Uncredited Cameo)

Director - Barry Sonnenfield
Comic - Lowell Cunningham
Screen Story/Screenplay - Ed Solomon
Executive Producer - Steven Spielberg
Producers - Laurie MacDonald
Walter F. Parkes 
Co-Producer - Graham Place
Alien Makeup Effects - Rick Baker
Production Designer - Bo Welch 
Costume Designer - Mary E. Vogt 
Cinematography - Donald Peterman
Visual Effects Supervisor - Eric Brevig 
Animation Supervisor - Rob Coleman
Film Editor - Jim Miller
Music - Danny Elfman


1998 Academy Awards
Best Makeup - Rick Baker & 
David LeRoy Anderson (Won)
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration - Bo Welch &
Cheryl Carasik (Nominated)
Best Original Score - Danny Elfman (Nominated)

Unlike many other science fiction movies, MEN IN BLACK was incredibly smart but pretty hilarious and very similar to GHOSTBUSTERS. I liked the acting pair of Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith and the funny parts of the movie which includes a scene where Agent K delivers a squid baby from a wife of a taxi driver and a quote said by K when after he squishes a bug which ticks off that giant cockroach "Oh, I'm sorry. Was that your auntie? Then that must be your uncle over there!". 

This has been a flesh-dropping but slimy action comedy movie that is made exclusively for the entire geeks of sci-fi. BREAKING NEWS!! I had just announced that the third MEN IN BLACK movie is now in cinemas in both 2D and 3D and that it features new actors like Josh Brolin and Jermaine Clement.

Star rating:
(5/5) Best Movie Ever


  1. It was an okay movie at some of parts it was a bit gross and slimy and other than that it was a good movie

  2. I had nightmares over Edgar Bug!