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Men in Black II (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  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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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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This Summer, They're Back in Business. They're Back in Action. They're Back in Black. See more »


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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:

$52,148,751 (USA) (5 July 2002)

Gross:

£22,018,371 (UK) (27 September 2002)
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In the previous Men in Black (1997), the sympathetic female lead was named Laurel. In this one it's Laura. The L theme is possibly an allusion to Superman's mythology, where the main females have similar L names: Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Lori Lemaris, etc. See more »

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After J and K are flushed from MIB headquarters, the tubes that they end up in are the same height in close-up but are two different heights when seen in long shot. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Title designer Pablo Ferro used the spindly lettering style of the film's opening sequence from Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), which was Ferro's first film. See more »

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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Planet of the Wolves
Written by Seiji Anno, Hideaki Sekiguchi and Toru Kuvibayashi
Performed by Guitar Wolf
Courtesy of Matador Records
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Men in Black 2 is a disappointing sequel, still has some good parts though.
29 January 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

The first Men in Black is a great movie, still funny and entertaining after all these years. Men in Black 2 was a disappointment back then, and it's still significantly weaker than the first one. Let's start with the positives, I like the villain, Serleena, sure, she's no giant bug in an Edgar-suit and is way more serious and just not funny, but safe to say, she is a whole lot sexier, and I liked her sort of vine-like, worm form. Johnny Knoxville is also a villain here, a two-headed moron henchman, he's actually pretty good, but he's hardly in it, and he just disappears completely at one point, with no explanation given, he's just gone, seems the director forgot all about him. The movie tries a lot of stuff, has numerous aliens and situations, and much of it, like the creatures in the locker, doesn't work at all. The worms are back, and I hate them, they are obnoxious, loud and unfunny, but, they are nowhere near as annoying a Frank, sorry, I can't stand this character, he was only in the first movie for a few, brief minutes, here, he's J's new partner for way longer than I would've wanted, he talks and talks and talks, and nothing of what he says is even marginally funny. But of course K returns, and the chemistry feels a little off, Smith and Jones are still good, but something felt a little strange, I think the script or inspired ad-libbing just wasn't there when they made the movie. The special effects are pretty good, although a few moments have jarring mistakes, like Jeff breaking out from the ground and knocks J to the side, then the next shot, he's completely gone. Rosario Dawson is no Linda Fiorentino, she's just there, nothing funny to do, she definitely is significant to the plot, but I didn't care about her character. David Cross is very funny and gets the most laughs in his brief appearance, Patrick Warburton is fun as well and the subway sequence is excellent. I wish the final battle was, you know, exciting or awesome, but it isn't. Men in Black 2 is not a good sequel, it has some entertaining parts, but the movie is a disappointment, I hope the third movie will rekindle the franchise and be worthy of the original.


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