1. Men In Black III (Sony/Columbia, 4,248 Theaters, 103 Minutes, rated PG-13): Here’s something you don’t see every day, a sequel ten years in the making yet one that was rushed into production without a completed script. Don’t know what to make of that or what that says about the final product.
The boys are back as Agent J (Will Smith) comes to work and finds that his partner, Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) has called in sick. For 40 years. With the excuse of death. It appears that one of the aliens K busted went back in time and killed him. Now, J has to go further back in time to meet up with a young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to solve the mystery and save K’s life.
The story does have potential. But do we really trust a time travel story that was still being written when production began?
2. Chernobyl Diaries (Warner Brothers, 2,433 Theaters, 90 Minutes, Rated R): The best horror movies have a sense of reality to them and play on real life fears.
While for you and I, vacationing in a nuclear wasteland might be the furtherest thing from our minds. But you know there are a bunch of people who like to push boundaries and have “extreme” experiences that would totally be into that. And while these people seldom think too hard about the consequences, those consequences are never similar to what is played out here.
The film focuses on two couples who vacation on the outskirts of Russia’s worst nuclear disaster. While there, they are attacked by a bunch of mutants. I wonder if any of these mutants will have metal claws or be able to shoot lasers from their eyes?