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Men in Black II (2002)

 -  Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  3 July 2002 (USA)
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Agent J needs help so he is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory.

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K and J head off to a distant planet with help of a special MIB secure space rocket, to negotiate with a group of space terrorists who are set on destroying the world. However, when they ... See full summary »

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Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIBs untarnished mission statement: protecting the earth from the scum of the universe. It's been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. And now it's a race against the clock as Jay must convince Kay-who not only has absolutely no memory of his time spent with the Men In Black, but is also the only living person left with the expertise to save the galaxy-to reunite with the MIB before the earth submits to ultimate destruction. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Back In Black. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some provocative humor | See all certifications »

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3 July 2002 (USA)  »

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MIB 2  »

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Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,254,566 (Italy) (13 September 2002)

Gross:

£22,018,371 (UK) (27 September 2002)
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Barry Sonnenfeld:  as the husband in the apartment where J, K and the worms acquire weaponry. See more »

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Code 101 Lockdown requires MIB Headquarters to be pressurized. When agent J blows a hole in the entrance, everything (hot dogs, umbrella, etc.) blows INTO the building. Most people think of pressurization as adding pressure, but negative pressurization, which creates a partial vacuum and so would suck in outside air, is also possible. It's used primarily to prevent pathogens or toxic gasses (both of which are probably present somewhere in MIB headquarters) from escaping into the general atmosphere. It's technically incorrect to refer to it simply as 'pressurization' but it's used colloquially to refer to negative pressurization by those who use it. See more »

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Mysteries in History Narrator: Mysteries in History with your host, Peter Graves!
Peter Graves: Although no one has ever been able to prove their existence, a quasi-government agency known as the Men in Black supposedly carries out secret operations here on Earth in order to keep us safe from aliens throughout the galaxies. Here is one of their stories that never happened, from one of their files that doesn't exist...
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In the opening credits, Serleena's ship travels across the universe, vaporizing any planets it comes across, before finally landing on Earth. See more »

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References Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) See more »

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I Will Survive
Written by Freddie Perren (as Frederick J. Perren) and Dino Fekaris
Performed by Tim Blaney
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First time they were making fun, now they're making money
29 July 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

I loved "Men in black". I really, really, really loved it. It was definitely one of the wittiest, craziest and the most successful movies of the late 90's. Movie history had never seen such an incredibly silly, senseless and irresistible scifi action comedy before it. Every minute of "Men in black" was marvelous fun. I would almost have to call it a masterpiece, in its own genre that is. Therefore I was looking forward for the sequel and when the wait of five years finally ended the theater called me. Unfortunately I didn't get exactly what I was after. When someone tells you a really hilarious joke you naturally laugh at it. When someone tells you precisely the same joke again it's no longer that funny. This was the case. "Men in black II" just seemed like it's a remake of the first flick. There was nothing new, nothing fresh, and Tommy Lee Jones acted just like he's simply tired and fed up with his character and he's in only because of the huge paycheck. Even the script was somewhat confusing. Of course this movie was very watchable and it was filled with wonderful moments and fabulous ideas here and there but altogether it wasn't so good anymore. Still, go to theaters and by all means watch "Men in black II" if you liked the first one. Maybe you'll like this one too. All I can say is, if the sequel is ten times worse but still ok, then how good can the original possibly be...? Think of it.


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