Men in Black 3
2012
***
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Hader, David Rasche, Emma Thompson

Ten years have passed since the dismal Men in Black II. The good news is that the third film is a major improvement. The bad news is that it’s another totally unnecessary sequel which cannot spring surprises like the original did back in 1995. Now Agent J must travel back in time to 1969 to save the young Agent K from alien baddie Boris the Animal. J’s trip to the past may also shed some light on K’s chronic dourness in the present day. The resulting comedy is disposable but quite funny. Will Smith is on autopilot but Josh Brolin, with the help of makeup, makes an uncanny impersonation of Tommy Lee Jones. The franchise restarts in Men in Black: International.