Men in Black II

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  • Summary: This sequel to the 1997 hit, which was based upon a Marvel Comics comic book, features Agents J and K (Smith and Jones) in battles with alien rabble-rousers who take the form of a host of estrogen-charged extraterrestrials.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 37
  2. Negative: 5 out of 37
  1. Delivers a quick buzz, lots of stuff to look at, and a totally nonnutritious joy that can only be attained with the aid of artificial flavorings and Yellow #5. In a nutshell, it's the perfect summer movie.
  2. 67
    It's a welcome and nicely goofy bit of sci-fi froth with the occasional hint of genuine comic smarts.
  3. 63
    So eager to please, it practically licks you in the face.
  4. On the positive side, the four Worm Guys haven't lost their squiggly charm, and Rip Torn is always welcome as MIB mastermind Zed. On the minus side, you get two Johnny Knoxvilles, one of them a tiny head that protrudes from the big one's shoulder.
  5. 50
    There's something wrong with this picture, and the problem is there on Smith's face -- Smith looks distressingly I-was-an-Oscar-nominee bored. That goes double for Jones.
  6. It's a stylish package with not much inside.
  7. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    0
    If it isn't the worst sequel ever made, it's only because it has too much competition: Impersonal and frenetic, it's a landmark Hollywood disgrace.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 47
  2. Negative: 11 out of 47
  1. May 16, 2012
    10
    man, you can make James bond, mission impossible and tons of secret agents films but this is the most original thing I've ever seen, maybe notman, you can make James bond, mission impossible and tons of secret agents films but this is the most original thing I've ever seen, maybe not as good as the original but still pretty good film for me Expand
  2. Sep 1, 2013
    8
    While still a worthy sequel, MIB II goes for a bit more of a comedic route which works pretty well but at the same time in small doses is theWhile still a worthy sequel, MIB II goes for a bit more of a comedic route which works pretty well but at the same time in small doses is the way to go. Everything we loved about the first film is still present here which is great, and its great to have the main players back as well as some new additions. As far as sequels go its not up there as the best, and I feel the third was better than this one, but overall it will still appeal to the same audiences of the original Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2012
    7
    A good sequel. Sexy, soulful and entertaining.
  4. Oct 28, 2010
    6
    not as good as the original, but this was definitely worth a shot.
  5. Oct 2, 2011
    5
    "Men in Black 2" entertains the audience with joy, but it's not worth it compared to its prequel.
  6. Feb 24, 2015
    5
    I often hear the question "can sequels surpass their original?

    Well in MIB2, this isn't the case, it is nowhere near as good as the first,
    I often hear the question "can sequels surpass their original?

    Well in MIB2, this isn't the case, it is nowhere near as good as the first, which I loved by the way.

    I was glad that Will Smith & Tommy Lee Jones were back, but wasn't completely convinced by Laura Flynn Boyle.

    Was disappointed to see that Linda Fiorentino was missing from the cast, as I felt she added some much needed glamour to the first film.

    Here's hoping they improve for MIB 3.
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  7. DaveS.
    Jan 11, 2007
    0
    This is probably the worst sequel ever made - bar none. A zero is fair due to the moronic upvoters.

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