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Title: MIB International
Post by: Surlyboi on December 22, 2018, 12:22:19 PM
https://youtu.be/qvXzEhXujxA

Thor, Valkyrie, Nannie McPhee and LIAM NEESONS.

I'm down. Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson play well off of each other and their comedic timing is solid.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: HaemishM on December 22, 2018, 01:27:38 PM
The trailer was fine. It's just one of those movies where I'm not sure it's NECESSARY. It also felt like Tessa Thompson's character is maybe meant to be Will Smith's daughter or something but they never make it clear why she wants to be an MIB.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: Hawkbit on December 22, 2018, 01:42:08 PM
I hope David Cross shows up and has a line complaining about how lobsters in Cambodia cost way more than a dollar.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: Threash on December 23, 2018, 11:03:59 AM
The trailer was fine. It's just one of those movies where I'm not sure it's NECESSARY.

This. This is the same trap the Ghostbusters remake fell for. There is nothing special about the "Men in Black" movies other than Will Smith, Rip Thorn, Tommy Lee Jones and Vincent D'Onofrio.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: Surlyboi on December 23, 2018, 12:19:37 PM
Shit, if we only made movies that were necessary, nothing would get made.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: Sir T on December 23, 2018, 12:30:26 PM
I'm not seeing the problem with that.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: HaemishM on December 23, 2018, 02:01:19 PM
I'm sure the chemistry between Hemsworth and Thompson will be entertaining enough that it will more than make up for it not feeling necessary.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: Riggswolfe on December 25, 2018, 05:51:01 AM
The trailer was fine. It's just one of those movies where I'm not sure it's NECESSARY.

This. This is the same trap the Ghostbusters remake fell for. There is nothing special about the "Men in Black" movies other than Will Smith, Rip Thorn, Tommy Lee Jones and Vincent D'Onofrio.

I'm getting totally different vibes from this than the Ghostbusters remake. Obviously, it could still turn out to be horrible but I remember the first Ghostbuster's trailer and I was like "Kate McKinnon's character looks kind of funny" and that was as close to interested as I could get. This looks like it could be quite entertaining and I've never felt like MiB was as tied to the actors as Ghostbusters was.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: Khaldun on December 25, 2018, 07:40:42 AM
Yeah, I didn't feel it was that tied to the actors per se, but it also feels a bit like a one-note premise. I'm not sure how much there is to reboot or sequelify.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: MediumHigh on December 25, 2018, 10:22:24 AM
The problem with Men in Black is that people think its a straight up comedy. And that approach has been doubled down upon again and again enough that even 15 years later what made in the original men in black a instant classic is drowned out by the "iTs A cOmEdy" executives and screenwriters. At least with the ghostbusters reboot they had the excuse that at least they didn't understand what made the original 2 ghostbusters movies good.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: Phildo on December 25, 2018, 12:49:39 PM
Chris Hemsworth is gold as a leading man right now.  He gets my money until he starts jumping on Oprah's couch.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: Sir T on December 25, 2018, 01:16:31 PM
The MIBs were basically a buddy movie in which a cartoon universe was hung off. It also worked in that the "universe" was basically unknown so you could pull whatever you want out to confront the actors, and that's the part that is separate from The Fresh Prince and Tommy Lee bouncing off one another.

If the actors pull off chemistry then this could work.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: schild on December 25, 2018, 01:37:58 PM
Hemsworth is no Dwayne Johnson.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: Phildo on December 25, 2018, 11:38:46 PM
I disagree.  Hemsworth's one of the few other actors on The Rock's level, and their styles are different enough that there's easily room for both of them.


Title: Re: MIB International
Post by: Draegan on December 26, 2018, 01:09:13 PM
This will be a fun movie.