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Men in Black 3 (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 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.

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

Etan Cohen, Lowell Cunningham (based on the Malibu comic by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Agent J
Tommy Lee Jones ... Agent K
Josh Brolin ... Young Agent K
Jemaine Clement ... Boris The Animal
Emma Thompson ... Agent O
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Griffin
Mike Colter ... Colonel
Nicole Scherzinger ... Boris' Girlfriend
Michael Chernus ... Jeffrey Price
Alice Eve ... Young Agent O
David Rasche ... Agent X
Keone Young ... Mr. Wu
Bill Hader ... Andy Warhol
Cayen Martin Cayen Martin ... Colonel's Son
Clarke Thorell ... Prison Guard #1
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Storyline

After breaking out of LunarMax, a moon-based maximum security prison, Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) decides to go back in time and eliminate the person who arrested him - Agent K (Josh Brolin). When he does so, Agent J (Will Smith) realizes that the timeline 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 young K and others of just who he is and why he's there. With the help of Griffin (Michael Stuhlbarg), a being who can see all timelines, they track Boris down. J also learns a secret, something old Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) had never told him. Written by garykmcd

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Back in time to save the future See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Josh Brolin does not appear in this movie until forty-two minutes in, which is more than one-third of the way through the running time. See more »

Goofs

In the altered timeline where K is killed in 1969, Jeffrey Price shouldn't remember that he helped Boris move back in time, because Boris wouldn't have been imprisoned and wouldn't escape from prison to kill K in the past. See more »

Quotes

[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

This is the first film in the series not to have an opening credits sequence. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Chinese restaurant scene has been censored for the mainland China release. The sequence with J and K in the back room has been edited to remove all shots of Wu, thus eliminating the revelation that Wu is actually an alien. A subsequent moment with J neuralyzing a group of ethnically Asian bystanders has also been deleted. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (2017) See more »

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Amazing Grace
Written by John Newton
Performed by Eric Rigler
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Alien Fun
26 May 2012 | by cattjonesSee all my reviews

It is really hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the last Men in Black film. I have to say that this film was much better than the last film which was really just a regurgitation of the first one. This film had a lot more substance and managed to tie up some loose ends which I really appreciated. I think that this film works in 3D because there is a lot of falling through time, which my niece and nephew loved. I have to give major props to Josh Brolin (younger Agent K) who had the daunting task of portraying an actor portraying a role. Tommy Lee Jones (old Agent K) just basically had to be himself (smile). Josh was totally convincing and did an excellent job imitating Tommy's persona. I liked the introduction of Agent O (Emma Thompson) who had one of the funniest scenes in the film and literally had me laughing out loud. I also liked the fact that a women was in charge of such a prestigious agency. As usual Will Smith (Agent J) came up with very comical explanations of the weird situations that occur during the film. I think that my favorite character in the film is Griffin (Michael Stuhlbarg). He was a psychic who could see into the various futures that could occur if certain things happen. I was a little confused at first, but as the film progressed, I finally got it. I related to this character because I have always believed that you always have at least two doors to open (e.g. you can pick up that piece of paper or not) and whatever you decide to do affects everything else. Okay, enough of philosophy class and back to the film. The one thing about all the Men in Black films is all of the different characters that the visual effect crew create. You have to appreciate the imagination of those folks. I also like to check out the aliens that they are monitoring at the agency, for example in the first one they were monitoring Michael Jackson and Agent J's elementary school teacher. Appropriately in this film you get flashes of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber (appropriately). I wonder if they have to agree to that? Anyway, this was a very entertaining film and you will be glad that you saw it in 3D. I give this film an out-of-this-world green light. Enjoy!!!


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Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

25 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,592,779, 27 May 2012

Gross USA:

$179,020,854

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$624,026,776
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1.85 : 1
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