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Should 'Men in Black' have come back?

Posted by Glenn Yoder  May 23, 2012 05:12 PM

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Is the third "Men in Black" installment overkill?

In his review of "Men in Black 3," Globe film critic Ty Burr calls the movie an "unnecessary sequel that's a decade late to the party." That's not to say it's bad, thanks to Josh Brolin's spot-on Tommy Lee Jones impression, playing a younger version of Agent K. Burr writes, "Brolin's performance is funny, masterful, confident, and more than a little unsettling. If one human being can sample another, that's what's going on here."

Of course, the rebooting of profitable franchises is common practice in Hollywood and considering that the first two movies grossed more than $1 billion worldwide combined, the motivation for "MIB 3" is clear. Besides, some would even say that we can never have enough alien invasion films. But are you excited to see Agents K and J return to the big screen? Are some films better left in the past? Will you see the movie?

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