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Men in Black 3 (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  25 May 2012 (USA)
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Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.



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After breaking out of a moon-based maximum security prison, Boris the Animal decides to go back in time and eliminate the person who arrested him - Agent K. When he does so, Agent J realizes that the time line has been changed and he too travels back to July 15, 1969, the day before Agent K is killed. After overcoming some disbelief, J manages to convince K and others of just who he is and why he's there. With the help of a being who can see all time lines, they track Boris down. J also learns a secret, something K had never told him. Written by garykmcd

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, and brief suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

M.I.B.³  »

Box Office


$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$54,592,779 (USA) (25 May 2012)


$179,020,854 (USA) (7 September 2012)

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Did You Know?


Rick Baker:  special makeup effects artist, appears as the alien with an exposed cranium at Z's funeral. See more »


Agent J was listed as being born in October 1969 in the first Men In Black film, however in this film he's much older in 1969. See more »


[first lines]
Prison Guard #1: Well, well, Boris the Animal has a visitor. I guess one every 40 years is okay.
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Crazy Credits

The opening title appears in a pan from the Moon to the Earth (something usually done at the end of the MiB films). See more »


Love Is Strange
Written by Sylvia Robinson, Bo Diddley (as Ellas McDaniel) and Mickey Baker
Performed by The K Group
Courtesy of Joey Robinson Music/JRL Music Group, Inc.
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Bigger Imaginations
26 May 2012 | by (Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines) – See all my reviews

It's been a decade since the last MIB film was released. We kind of missed the series even though Men In Black 2 wasn't really that good. In this sequel, it's pretty small and unnecessary but it still has the charms and bright imagination. Great Performances and Solid Visuals. It also has the same tone of the original Men In Black films. It's a wonderful action, adventure movie with non-stop enjoyment.

Thankfully, it does not follow the modern blockbuster roots and stay loyal to its own. By the way, this is a comical action film. It may not be a large one but what matters here is the fun characters. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones still got it but who shines here is Josh Brolin. He can perfectly imitate the facial expression and voice of Agent K and it's a lot better when he's around.

The plot sounds like a generic time traveling story, but there are imaginative and wonderful sequences in these. The humor is still clever. There is still a heart. The action is not quite appealing but the time jump scene was spectacular. A lot of people will be rooting for the design of the villain, Boris the Animal. At first glance, you might think it's creepy but you'll realize how awesome he actually looks.

Blockbusters like this are now obsolete. Our usual modern blockbusters are generic and bland cookie-cutters that are easy to be forgotten. This actually stays to its own kind. It's comical, it has life, it cares to the characters no matter how small and absurd the story is. Yes, it's small, but there are so many merits that are worth seeing. Either you're a fan of the series or not, you'll find it very enjoyable. The Men in Black series is still imaginative and fun.

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