Let’s just say this movie is not going to jump start the series. While it is an OK movie it did nothing to wow me, and at times I was definitely bored. Hemsworth and Thompson while playing well off each other just are not able to carry this movie. You immediately know the big twist at the end so there is literally no surprise. They try to make you look one way but it is just too obvious what is really happening. With three writers you think they’d have a better script but I tend to find the more writers, the more cliches. By the time the movie went to Marakesh for the 2nd time I was ready to leave.
I will give props to the special effects designer who created the digital protagonist alien played by Lauren and Larry bourgeois where work they were kind of cool. They were not your typical plastic looking blob thankfully, but a nebulous electrical cloud like creature. Save yourself the money and check this movie out on the small screen or better yet just don’t waste your time.
MIB International (US release date 6/14/2019)
Director: F. Gary Gray
Writer: Matt Holloway, Art Marcom. Lowell Cunningham
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson