Film Review: Boot This Reboot of ‘Men In Black International’

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CHICAGO – “Men in Black International” is less a reboot than a frantic attempt at CPR for the once viable franchise … which never should have made it to a fourth installment. That’s not to say this is totally unwatchable. But it’s a kind of okay not-that-great-not-that-awful iteration which neither reminds us why we liked the series in the first place nor has much of a reason to exist. Oscarman rating: 2.0/5.0
Rating: 2.0/5.0

Tommy Lee Jones – who had mentally checked out after the first film – and Will Smith are gone, along with the two actors snappy chemistry. They’re replaced by an international crew in a fruitless attempt to freshen things up. Tessa Thompson is a science nerd who had an alien encounter as a young girl, and made it her mission to find her way into the organization. Her “Thor: Ragnorak” co-star Chris Hemsworth (Thor himself) portrays Agent H, a lazy pretty boy who manages to keep wriggling out of trouble despite his sloppiness. She is reluctantly accepted as a probationary recruit by Miss O (Emma Thompson) and sent to sniff out trouble in the London branch run by High T (Liam Neeson), looking like he has better movies to be in.

“Men in Black International” opens everywhere on May 31st in IMAX, RPX and regular screenings. See local listings for format theaters and show times. Featuring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani and Rebecca Ferguson. Written by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum. Directed by F. Gary Gray. Rated “PG-13”

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Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Pawny in ‘Men In Black International’
Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

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