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MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL Movie Review Pointless, charmless & instantly forgettable

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MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL review is here. The 2019 American science fiction action movie released today in India and USA is directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL is a sequel/spin-off from the MEN IN BLACK film series, which is loosely based on the Malibu/Marvel comics of the same name by Lowell Cunningham. The movie stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in lead roles. Is the fourth installment worth?, let’s find out in the movie review of MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL.

Immediate reaction when the end credits rolls                   

Two things that need to be changed immediately.

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First – The attitude of production house in cashing on the charm of the original and making movies just for box office returns doing no service to the legacy and taking the fans for granted.

Second: The belief of the audience that even after disappointments one after the another in sequels/spinoffs, they keep coming back. Unsolicited advice : Diehard fans should now demand watching the sequel/franchise free for the first two days and then ask people to watch if its good.

The Story of MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL

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The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. Here in the fourth edition of MEN IN BLACK or say MIB, Molly (Tessa Thompson) joins the London base of MIB. The head of the branch, High T (Liam Neeson), pairs her up with Agent H (Chris Hemsworth). These two secret agents get involved in a series of alien attacks that sends them traveling around the globe.

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL review

What a pity?, the aliens are cute and the MIB look just pretty and nothing. Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth rocking chemistry in THOR: RAGNAROK falls flat, completely flat. With the extraordinary Jay (Will Smith) and Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and their unbeatable charm missing, this edition by F. Gary Gray is a disaster from the word go. Jay and Kay are replaced by agent H (Chris Hemsworth) and agent M (Tessa Thompson). The original MIB with Smith and Jones never ever tried hard, it was spontaneous and organic. Here it is clear that the makers are trying to be cool. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson lack the required chemistry and charm. The movie sometimes appears to be smitten by James Bond style. The script is under ventilator within minutes and we see influences from THE MATRIX RELOADED, the original MIB used. Just to complete this addition, sequences are added without much explanation. Further, the eagerness of this sequel to be flag bearer of feminisms and uncontrolled desire to be progressive results in a surreal blunder like the query by Agent M. The CGI too fails to make an impression as desired.

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Final words

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL has nothing to offer. It’s pointless, charmless & instantly forgettable. Want to watch Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson?, catch THOR: RAGNAROK instead. Want to see Smith and Jones the unforgettable MIB?, catch the original 90’s version.

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