Official movie description:
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.
There have always been stories and conspiracy theories. Almost part of urban myths and legend, the men in black would appear in the wake of paranormal activity, suppressing all information leaks. Even though this may be the inspiration, the Men in Black was originally adapted from a black and white comic book back in 1990. Created and written by Lowell Cunningham and illustrated by Sandy Carruthers, the comic was published by Aircel Comics. In an example of how small fish are constantly eaten by larger fishes; which we call the food chain; Aircel was bought out by Malibu Comics, only to be bought out by Marvel. In the end there can only be one, and Disney ate Marvel.
This serves to illustrate why the original story of the Men in Black has changed over the years.
The original story introduced Agent Jay; Caucasian male; the new guy being inducted into the Men in Black organization by his partner, Agent Kay. Even though Kay is a tough guy who gets the job done, he’s also psychopath; which makes him the ideal MIB agent according to the manual.
In all situations that they go into as partners, Agent Kay prefers to have Jay go ahead of him. It allows Jay to act as bait while Kay just enjoys aiming a gun at his partner’s back.
Jay is often forced to play the good cop trying to find alternatives to Kay’s problem solving methods. For example, Kay suggests that killing witnesses over memory wiping them for efficiency.
The prime example of how twisted Kay can be occurs when he’s forced to mind wipe a kid who’s been beaten by his father. Jay has no idea what’s being said to the kid, but the tail end of the commands are, “Then, when you turn nineteen, take the rifle to the top of the tallest building you can find and do the same thing. Got it?”
I think I would have gotten a kick out of watching Tommy Lee Jones act like the chain smoking psycho that the character truly is. Then again, it’s nice to see Will “I make this look old” Smith do a comedy.
Meanwhile the new trailer looks visually hot. While it does feel like an Austin Powers movie, traveling back in time we see old time science fiction pieces in the trailer. The space men have bubble helmets! I’m even sure I saw some inspiration drawn from Lost in Space.
The movie will open on May 25 in theaters, available in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D. Check out the new trailer below.