mtl Movie Reviews by The Dove Foundation
Men In Black 3
Runtime: 105 minutes
Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Sex: An innuendo; a Viagara joke.
Language: J-2; For C*rist's Sake-1; G/OMG-1; S-4; BS-2; D-12; A-8; H-11; PO-1; B-1; Slang for testicles-2
Violence: Several characters are struck by an alien's darts which he shoots from his body and one character in a brief but graphic scene has the dart in his forehead with blood clearly seen; a character is struck in the chest with a dart and we see blood; several fights with alien creatures in which many of them are destroyed by guns and such things happen as one alien's head being smashed till it is nearly flat as a pancake; one agent smacks an alien three times in the head during an interrogation; an alien woman's head is smacked to the counter and she is out cold; a human receives a couple of slaps to the face; a character is Tasered; a girl smacks a guy on the arm; a creature is seen with fangs and ready to attack; a character jumps off a building in order to travel through time and sees a man jumping following the stock market crash.
Drugs: Drinking and smoking scenes; a man with a cigarette in his mouth; there is a "get high" comment which we learn actually refers to going up a greater height to a building and is not a drug reference; a comment about an extra glass of wine
Other: A death scene features some grief.
Integrity: Friendship that transcends time; teamwork and good overcoming evil
In Men in Black™ 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
It's a shame a few strong utterances of language and the fact the film crosses the acceptable level in violence on our content chart occurs in this movie because it is an imaginative and, at times, laugh-out-loud picture. Emma Thompson plays Agent O in the movie and she is hilarious in a scene in which she describes what an alien said about a deceased agent at his eulogy. Her alien sounds and weird noises have to be heard to be appreciated but she elicited strong laughter from the audience I screened the film with. Then there's Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, who still have strong chemistry and are quite funny themselves. Jones, playing Agent K, speaks about the deceased agent himself and says, "I knew him a long time. I was never invited over to his home for dinner. I never saw him out of work. Thank you." And then he steps down. Funny stuff for sure. I do want to note that Josh Brolin is amazing as a younger Agent K. He has Jones' voice and expressions down pat.
Smith as Agent J has to travel back in time when a decision Agent K makes results in an alternative present time and K is dead in the changed time frame, having died forty years ago. Agent J is determined to restore what went wrong and bring Agent K back home to the present, alive and well. He learns something which is surprising to him and helps him understand his partner better than he ever has but we will not plot spoil. Due to the language and violence issues, we have to pass on awarding our Dove Seal to the movie as a family-friendly-film and that's too bad. We wish the filmmakers would have held back a little with the content so we could have done just that.
Not Dove Family Approved
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