Men in Black (1997)

Seen bits and parts before.
Watched 20140208 (Netflix, Instant) (Streaming until 20130301)
Men in Black (1997) Barry Sonnenfeld. 98 min

Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones)

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Prior to watching today, I wasn't actually sure whether or not I had seen the entirety of the movie before. I suppose part of the confusion came from having watched the animated series as a kid. However, after starting to watch the movie, I was convinced I had only seen the ending.

Agent Jay (Will Smith)

In any case, I would say I enjoyed the movie as a whole, but that I found the buddy cop relationship between Agent Jay (Will Smith) and Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) to be a bit lackluster.

Instant Comments:
Oh, I didn't know the film was based on a comic series.
"Keep on protecting us from the... dangerous aliens."
"Put up your arms and all your flippers."


Hehe. "Your proposal is acceptable."
Hahaha. "Yeah, and I'm gonna be back to talk about them Rolexes."
Haha. It's a test about taking tests.
Hahaha. "That's a good shot though right?"
"There were nine of us that first night. Seven agents, one astronomer, and one dumb kid who got lost on the wrong back road."

References Casablanca.
I like how Zed calmly works with the ball bouncing around and moves his head to the side as it exits his office.
Grid of people who are really aliens. I recognized Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, and Danny DeVito.
"You know what the difference is between you and me? I make this look good."
Oh, I've already seen the ending, so my eyes were drawn to a specific character and... well... you'll see.

(top row) Steven Spielberg (executive producer), Anthony Robbins, Barry Sonnenfeld (director, not shown above) & Chloe Sonnenfeld (director's daughter), (middle row) Newt Gingrich, Sylvester Stallone, Al Roker, George Lucas, (bottom row) Isaac Mizrahi, Danny DeVito, and Dionne Warwick.

"Must... to prevent... contest..." [...] "Galaxy is on Orion's b... b... what is word?"
Haha. The Noisy Cricket.
Hehe Frank.
Those who have a sharp eye for detail may notice the answer the first time they ever see the movie.
The mystery is revealed at the one hour mark.
"Interesting job you guys have."

Laurel Weaver (Linda Fiorentino)

Prior to watching this movie today, I thought the lyrics were "Here come the Men in Black. The one that you remember." However, I realized today that the lyrics are actually "They won't let you remember."

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