Men in Black International

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The trailer for Sony’s resurrection of the Men in Black franchise, starring Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth, put a spit shine on a film series that we had pretty much had enough of back in 2012.

While Men in Black 3 was by no means a bad film, it was just more of the same. Josh Brolin did a magnificent job channeling his inner Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith was still pulling of his brand of humor (of which I’m a fan), but the movie as a whole, just felt . . . played out.

Tessa Thompson as Agent M

In Men in Black International, Tessa Thompson joins the team as Agent M (I guess Michael never got the job). She’s apparently known about the MiB for 20 some years and has been trying to find them . . . and finally did. So of course, she joins the crew, recruited by Emma Thompson’s Agent O, back for another film after taking over for the late Rip Torn in the third film.

Emma Thompson as Agent O

Throughout the trailer we get a series of nods to the original trilogy, though most of them are at the beginning.

Homage to Agents J & K

J & K fighting the Bug.

The Worm Guys are back!

The Worm Guys.

The Noisy Cricket Returns!

Noisy Crickets

Another Flying Car bit

and a flying car bit.

As long as the jokes and the action hits, I’m sure it will be a fun movie that sees Agent’s M, H, team up with Liam Neeson (He doesn’t have a name yet, just “The head of the U.K. branch”) to save the world from an alien threat.

Liam Neeson in Men In Black

I hate to be so down on this movie, I was actually pretty excited for it (though I was more excited for the potential crossover with 21 Jump Street), but this trailer just left me wanting. . . Even the Thor bit at the end didn’t really do anything for me.

As I said towards the top about Men in Black 3, this all just feels played out and like we’re not really getting anything new, just a rehash of old jokes in new locations, with different people.

Who knows, maybe it’ll turn out to be a good film and when it comes out on June 14th, 2019, I’ll come back to this article and eat my words. . . but as of right now, I wouldn’t count on it.