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Men in Black (1997)

July. 02,1997
| Adventure Action Comedy Science Fiction

After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.


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Men in Black works on a few factors- a well plotted storyline and the chemistry between Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Men in Black are a secret organization which monitor extra-terrestrial activities on Earth. When an alien being starts creating havoc in New York our two leads act to rid of it. Linda Fiorentino is sassy as the sole female presence here and it is strange to see her career fizzle out the way it did. Vincent D O'nofrio is excellent as the human host of the alien. Men in Black is a breezy affair, funny and the kind of film Hollywood should make more often yet does not. The special effects are good such that they assist the story and not just exist to provide pyro technique eye candy.


A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. Men in Black starts Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones who have a really terrific chemistry together as for Vincent D'Onofrio as the villain? He did alright but he is a pretty damn goofy antagonist if you ask me. The film's cgi are a bit dated but then again we're talking about a 1997 movie alright? Both Smith and Jones are phenomenal especially Will who delivers most of the humor and he is just a joy watching him on screen being both the funny guy and the cool guy as for Jones he is more of the straight guy cracking a smile here and there all serious and cool. (8/10)


This is the 1st part of the series and comes with an interesting story. There lies a parallel wing among the US army that works secretly and so do the agent J&K. Will Smith shows his interesting humour and wins heart but this execution does not seem to be up to mark. The fight with the alien and theft of galaxy was an good sequence. Overall fun to watch.

Nadine Salakov

Getting straight to the point, Men In Black 1 is a perfect Science- Fiction Comedy, it has an evenness of science fiction/comedy and seriousness, the sequel and third movie are too over the top comedic to the point of insulting the viewers intelligence, Men In Black would have been more epic if they had not gone there with the sequels.