Men in Black: International Review: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth make this movie a one time watch

Men in Black: International Review: It's Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth's innate chemistry along with a Kumail Nanjiani twist that makes this action-adventure alien extravaganza a one-time watch.
Men in Black: International Review: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth make this movie a one time watchMen in Black: International Review: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth make this movie a one time watch
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Men In Black: International

Men In Black: International Director: F. Gary Gray

Men In Black: International Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson

Men In Black: International Stars: 3/5

When you reboot a franchise as beloved (though a bit flawed as well), you will have to meet expectations higher than necessary. Does Men in Black: International fight the odds. Not entirely! It's that classic guilty pleasure film that is parts enjoyable and backed by it's main leads. 

MIB: International is based on Molly (Tessa Thompson), whose dream is to join the agency, Men in Black, to understand the truth of the galaxy. Once enlisted, she becomes Agent M (Chris Hemsworth) and is paired up with as they go on an 'International' journey to fight the bad aliens. 

After winning us over as Fat Thor in Avengers: Endgame, Chris uses his wit and charming personality to add zest into Agent M. Also the 'Thor' tribute was a nice touch. On the other hand, Tessa is the true firecracker who makes the movie an enjoyable watch. She shows us why 'Men and Women in Black' is not just a slogan. What made the Men in Black series work is the camaraderie between Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith and even in MIB: 4, it's Chris and Tessa's chemistry that makes the movie click with the audience. But, it still isn't as memorable as Thor and Valkyrie. It was a nice touch to see Emma Thompson back as Agent O, along with a blink and miss appearance by Frank The Pug (Tim Blaney). MIB 4 went big with capitalising on the 'old is gold' factor. Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson and Rafe Spall do justice to their caricaturish characters. The real MVP of the film was Pawny (Kumail Nanjiani), Agent M's trusted sidekick who brings the real laughs throughout, and is just the right kind of ugly, cute that will make you gush. 

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What the Men in Black team meant by International was travelling to New York, London, Morocco and Italy. However, the production design was nothing spectacular. The VFX team got their job done right at certain sequences like the train journey from New York to London. Simultaneously, the action sequences had a bit of a Bollywood action flick twist along with the extreme closeups and tacky stereotypical music. 

Art Marcum and Matt Holloway were the writers of Iron Man (2008) and Men in Black: International pales in comparison. They may have used the neuralyzer quite literally in some sequences which were a drag-fest.

Finally, Men in Black: International had some thrilling moments, with Chris and Tessa's personalities meshed well and few zingers here and there. The twists are exactly what you may have imagined it to be, and almost anticlimatic. However, go to the cinema theatres with no expectations and you might actually enjoy this one time! I would rather call it Men in Black: Bollywood.

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