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Die hard MIB fans will get a kick out of this third light sci-fi comedy.

MIB 3 continues the story of Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) monitoring alien activity and saving the world from evil extra-terrestrials.

This sequel added new dimensions, plots and an interesting journey as well as uncovering several universal secrets for the agents back to the early 1960s.

You won't be disappointed with the astonishing visual effects and Rick Baker's innovative make up and creations of the evil and likeable alien creatures that lurk our planet.

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The new villain, Boris the Animal (Jermaine Clement), is a monstrous extra-terrestrial serial killer who escapes from a maximum security prison to travel back in time to kill Agent K before a certain event occurred. When Agent J learns of his partner's fate, he sets out to save him and the future of the world and time travels back to 1961.

The retro costumes, furniture and cars of the 60s are bright and colourful and very realistic in a cartoonish way. For all the vertigo sufferers, there are a few scenes where you will need to hold your stomach, but it is fun!

Keep your eyes peeled for the brief cameos of Justin Bieber and and Lady Gaga as supposed aliens.

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My eyes were a little fixed during the movie on Josh Brolin, who was perfectly cast as the younger Tommy Lee Jones Agent 'K'. He stole the show by perfe cting Jones' reticent persona and mannerisms creating a brilliant and memorable performance. Other cast members include Emma Thompson as Agent 'O' and Michael Stulbarg who characterises a very endearing alien named Griffin.

Directed brilliantly by Barry Sonnenfeld, the man is a genius and Steven Spielberg who weaves his magical threads as Executive Producer. Men in Black is based on the comic series by Lowell Cunningham.

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Sequels need to pull out some big guns or interesting plots to be successful; they kept true to the original theme, added interesting plots and characters, amazing special effects and not to be missed outstanding acting by Josh Brolin, Jermaine Clement and Michael Stulbarg who saved the film from being 'just' another repeat of MIB 1 and 2.

They may have had problems with delays and uncompleted scripts on this $215 million budget film, yet it came together brilliantly at the end of the day and that's all that matters to us film goers

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To really understand and appreciate MIB 3, get yourself off to the local DVD store and pick up MIB 1 & MIB 2 before you go.

The rest of you, just go!

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Why? Die hard MIB fans will get a kick out of this light sci-fi comedy.
When: In cinemas 24 May
Where: Your local cinema
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