By MICHELLE McCONNELL
The recent premiere of “Men in Black 3” at Cheap Seats Cinema does not disappoint.
Although director Barry Sonnenfeld’s “Men in Black” trilogy is a childhood favorite for some, there was some apprehension toward the new movie, which is being released almost a decade later.
However, the movie is filled with the same witty humor and pleasant plot twists for which the franchise is famous.
After breaking out of intergalactic prison, Boris the Animal, a notorious alien, travels back in time to the year 1969 to seek revenge against Tommy Lee Jones’ character, Agent K, who arrested him.
Will Smith reprises his role as Agent J and travels back in time to team up with a young Agent K, played by Josh Brolin, in order to stop Boris.
Brolin outshines Jones in his portrayal of a young Agent K. Brolin masters Jones’ mannerisms and does an impressive job of impersonating his character.
Even better, Smith has a good onscreen chemistry with Brolin.
The two continue the quirky, yin-yang relationship that the agents are known for.
Boris the Animal is portrayed by Jemaine Clement, who is famous for his lead in the New Zealand show, “Flight of the Concords.”
Though not quite as busty as Lara Flynn Boyle, who played alien antagonist Serleena in “Men in Black 2,” Clement’s dry and genius humor makes him a good pick for a villain in “MIB III.”
Olivia Garner, a junior, enjoyed the film.
“I loved ‘Men in Black’ when I was a kid and it was fun to see a new one again,” Garner said.
Overall, “Men in Black 3” is a family-friendly flick that lives up to the potential of the franchise.
University of Mary Washington students who missed out last weekend will have a second opportunity to see “Men in Black 3” this weekend at Cheap Seats