Kumail Nanjiani, is the only comic relief as a voice of bite-sized alien Pawny. He delivers International’s best one-liners while Emma Thompson has some brilliant quips.
Alien villain ‘Les Twins,’ Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, are basically a hip-hop version of the albino duo in the Matrix sequels.
New director of the MiB series F. Gary Gray, who helmed Straight Outta Compton and The Fate of the Furious, was clearly not the right choice for the franchise’s expansion to a fresh new place. The plot, served up by Iron Man screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, unnecessarily travels to Hollywood’s stereotypical international locations-London, Paris and Marrakech. Twists are boring and predictable. The alien supporting characters and sci-fi action sequences are not so inventive.
When the original “Men In Black” premiered in 1997, there’s no denying it was a mega box office hit. In fact, we’re a bit more surprised that it took this long for there to be another installation to the franchise. Now, 22 years later, the new version, fittingly titled, “Men In Black: International” the film is more inclusive, which is certainly appreciated in this day and age.
Thompson recounted the moment on Instagram and discussed how much she’s been through with the filming of the movie and doing press all over the world. She said it was this moment that meant so much to her.