#REVIEW: “MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL”
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Molly (Tessa Thompson) has spent the last 20 years of her life trying to track down MIB, in the hopes to be part of their team. When she finds them, she gets hired as Agent M on a probationary period and is sent to the London Headquarters. It’s there that she becomes involved in her first mission with the overly confident Agent H (Chris Hemsworth). The two soon discover that the threat they are trying to eliminate might not be an alien at all, but a mole within the Men In Black.
The newest edition in the MIB universe attempts to keep the same visuals for the aliens and overall feeling of those that came before it. This creates nostalgia for those who are fans of the originals. Director F. Gary Gray never shies away from the action sequences which are the highlights of the Film. Particularly in a scene on a futuristic motorcycle through the streets, and air, of Marrakech. Other than the fight scenes, it’s great to watch Hemsworth and Thompson work together again.
The two have an immediate chemistry that has followed from their time working together previously. Although there isn’t much backstory to Agent H, Hemsworth does his best to give more depth to his character. While Thompson carries the Film effortlessly with just the right amount of determination and excitement needed. The standout of the cast is Kumail Nanjiani who plays an alien species named Pawn, appropriately named Pawny. Nanjiani gets to showcase yet another talent he has and that is of a voice actor. There are moments of comedy sprinkled throughout MIB: International, but, it’s when Pawny arrives that the hilarity begins to shine.
Sony Pictures Canada release MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL on Friday, June 14, 2019.