Men in Black: International (2019) is the latest in the popular comedy science fiction series Men in Black. For a film that didn’t have the original stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, it was engaging but fails to impress due to a weak plot. The lead pair Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth have given a satisfying performance, I hope they continue the series with them in the future but with more imaginative stories. Available on Netflix, this gets a Raw.
Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) of the UK branch of MIB is assigned to escort and entertain an alien royal Vungus the Ugly, in this task, H is joined by a new recruit Agent M (Tessa Thompson). Failing in their assignment, the two work hard to crack the murder of Vungus and eventually save the planet from destruction by the Hive, a parasitic race. Predictable twists and turns follow in their pursuit.
MIB series is known for its imagination of high tech gadgets made with alien technologies. In that area, MIB International didn’t disappoint me. I enjoyed the ultra-high-speed train that is shown to run secretly between London and the USA. Similarly, the rocket ‘red’ bike (seen below) was fun to watch. The alien lifeform living as a chess set with a queen and pawns was super cool.