SAME PLANET. NEW SCUM.
The men in black are back after five years but the same story is recycled, with another alien in human shape (Lara Flynn Boyle) threatening Earth and another rookie agent in training (Tommy Lee Jones, whose character has no recollection of his previous days as an MIB operative). Frank the talking dog has his bright musical moments (irresistibly reciting “I Will Survive”). The special effects work to great advantage, but director Barry Sonnenfeld is unable to inject as much cheerful energy as he did in his sequel to The Addams Family (1991).
2002-U.S. 88 min. Color. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Song: ”Black Suits Comin’ (Nod Ya Head)” (performed by Will Smith). Cast: Tommy Lee Jones (K), Will Smith (J), Rip Torn (Z), Lara Flynn Boyle (Serleena), Rosario Dawson, Tony Shalhoub… Johnny Knoxville. Cameos: Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart, Peter Graves.
Trivia: Followed by Men in Black 3 (2012).