Based off of the comic book. Unbeknownst to other people, there is a private agency code named MiB. This agency is some kind of extra terrestrial surveillance corporation. Then, one of the agency's finest men only going by the name "K" (Tommy Lee Jones) , is recruiting for a new addition to the agency. He has chosen James Edwards (Will Smith) of the N.Y.P.D. Then, one day, a flying saucer crashes into Earth. This was an alien a part of the "Bug" race. He takes the body of a farmer (Vincent D'Onofrio) and heads to New York. He is searching for a super energy source called "The Galaxy". Now, Agents J and K must stop the bug before it can escape with the galaxy.Written by
As K checks on his ex-girlfriend in Truro, Massachusetts, the spy satellite at first locks on (or on a spot very near) two invisibly-small firing ranges inside Otis Air National Guard Base, approximately thirty miles from Truro. This seems arbitrary, or a goof. But nearby is the giant missile-tracking radar of Cape Cod Air Force Station, home of the 6th Space Warning Squadron, one of whose tasks is to track all known Earth-orbiting objects "or any new orbiting objects." (Official mission statement.) Also, just a few miles to the south, is Otis's old, but still-active Guard training center called (oddly enough) Camp Edwards. See more »
Kent Faulcon is identified as "1st. Lt. Jake Jensen" in the credits but calls himself "2nd Lt. Jake Jensen" in the audition scene. (He has 1st Lt. rank on his uniform). See more »
Fun, memorable sci-fi comedy has lots of personality thanks to director, composer, and two lead actors.
Agent K (Jones)'s partner retires, so he has to find a new one. Street cop Will Smith seems an unlikely contender to join this very special service and help K battle illegal aliens.
Barry Sonnenfeld's experience as a cinematographer put him in good stead for planning this quirky fun sci-fi comedy.
Men in Black is given life by Sonnenfeld's shot-choices, for greatest comic effect, terrific fun musical score by Danny Elfman, and two perfectly cast actors: Tommy Lee Jones' wry delivery and Will Smith's comic persona make for a movie with some real personality.
Vincent D'Onofrio is a memorable bad guy - especially when we don't have to look at his regular face.
A few death scenes will be too gruesome for kiddies, but once they're a certain age its bound to be one of their favourite movies. Such terrific imaginative fun.
Woman: "You here to make fun of me, too?' K: "No maam, we here at the FBI do not have a sense of humour we're aware of. May we come in?"
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