Mom and I went to the movies yesterday as we tend to do on Sundays. This week we decided to go and see MIB International starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Liam Neeson.
The movie follows Molly, who as a young girl, encounters the MIB one night in Brooklyn. She makes it her life's mission to discover the MIB and become a part of their organization. Once she finds them, she talks her way into becoming a probationary agent and is then sent on assignment to London as there is a problem in that office.
Here she meets Agent H who is the office "pretty boy" and who has a reputation for having saved the world. He's a lone wolf character with a party guy attitude. Molly, now Agent M, manipulates him into letting her help on a mission that he's been given. Together they uncover that there is a mole within the organization whose goal is to end the world as we know it.
The bad guys in this movie are probably one of the best things about it. They are sufficiently creepy, have exceptional powers; and when they are in their natural form, they look like nebula from space.
There are several misdirects to keep you guessing as to how it will end and while I did feel like it was sort of predictable, it kept me guessing enough to where I didn't mind the way it played out.
This is not your original MIB, there isn't as much humor as I would have liked and the little alien played by Kumail Nanjiani is probably the funniest thing in the whole movie. There's a little bit of heart in here, but a lot of the movie felt stiff. By expanding the MIB to be international, they definitely opened up a lot of doors for the future.
Overall though, it was just OK. This isn't a must see and if you do want to see it, maybe wait until it comes out on digital or DVD. It's not one that you need to rush out an see, but it was an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.