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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.
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
    Would be a thoroughly entertaining affair if it wasn't for one thing: the plot. The annoying and pointless storyline is a constant irritant because it diverts our attention from the real reason to see this movie - the easygoing chemistry between actors Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.
  4. 50
    However cool, Smith's lovable braggadocio and Lee's practiced deadpan don't exactly make them Laurel and Hardy.
  5. A business-as-usual blockbuster blueprint that rarely surprises you.
  6. 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.
  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: 21 out of 45
  2. Negative: 11 out of 45
  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 not as good as the original but still pretty good film for me Expand
  2. Sep 15, 2014
    8
    Not as cool and clever as the original, but still a high tech action comedy of the highest caliber.
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  3. 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 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
  4. Oct 28, 2010
    6
    not as good as the original, but this was definitely worth a shot.
  5. Jun 20, 2013
    6
    A pretty pedestrian sequel that while entertaining lacks a lot of the fun of its predecessor. It was close between a 5 or a 6, but it's fun enough for a mild recommendation. Expand
  6. Oct 2, 2011
    5
    "Men in Black 2" entertains the audience with joy, but it's not worth it compared to its prequel.
  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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