brian-mcgee - June 7, 2019
It's a little surprising it took this long for Sony to reboot Men in Black, even though the new Men in Black: International is more of a soft reboot considering it retains the services of Emma Thompson's character from Men in Black 3. To be honest, this franchise was never all that great to begin with. There's some cool set pieces and some decent scripted banter, but other than that, it's full of mostly forgettable characters and situations.
It's also strange seeing Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson teamed up again considering we've just seen them as Thor and Valkyrie in Avengers: Endgame. Make no mistake, that's what the filmmakers are hoping you'll think as well, and they also hope you'll purchase a ticket for this one—against your better judgment—in hopes of seeing some of that magic recaptured.
I'm sure some people are excited for this movie, but I just can't bring myself to give a good god damn about it. It certainly doesn't help that it runs two hours when the previous films ran a respective 98, 88, and 105 minutes. Everything is too damn long now and that trend needs to stop. It's just not about to stop with Men in Black: International, which hits theaters one week from today.