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Men in Black II (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  3 July 2002 (USA)
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Agent J needs help so he is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory.



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Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine ...
Hailey (as Colombe Jacobsen)


Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIBs untarnished mission statement: protecting the earth from the scum of the universe. It's been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. And now it's a race against the clock as Jay must convince Kay-who not only has absolutely no memory of his time spent with the Men In Black, but is also the only living person left with the expertise to save the galaxy-to reunite with the MIB before the earth submits to ultimate destruction. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Time to put on the last suit you'll ever wear...again... See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some provocative humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 July 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

MIB 2  »

Box Office


$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$52,148,751 (USA) (5 July 2002)


£22,018,371 (UK) (27 September 2002)

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In the beginning of the film when agent J and agent T first encounter Jeff's weed-looking hair sticking out of the sidewalk grate, agent T bends down to grab the "weed". In one shot, T is obviously tugging away at nothing at all. Evidently, the digital effects team accidentally forgot to add the "weed" (which was computer generated) to that shot. See more »


[first lines]
Mysteries in History Narrator: Mysteries in History with your host, Peter Graves!
Peter Graves: Although no one has ever been able to prove their existence, a quasi-government agency known as the Men in Black supposedly carries out secret operations here on Earth in order to keep us safe from aliens throughout the galaxies. Here is one of their stories that never happened, from one of their files that doesn't exist...
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Shader Writers for effects animators: SPI. See more »


References UFOs: 50 Years of Denial? (1997) See more »


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A hasty 'grab-as-much-money-as-you-can' job
18 May 2005 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Let me just start by saying that I normally like movies with Tommy Lee Jones and / or Will Smith in them. They certainly don't belong to the enormous group of average and unnoticeable actors, but have some kind of style and presence that I really can appreciate. But I'm afraid that's about the best thing I can say about them right now, because what they did in this movie was nothing but a hasty 'grab-as-much-money-as-you-can' job and I really don't like to see that.

"Men in Black II" starts four years later from where the first one ended. Kay has given up life as an agent and has returned to civilian life, working in a postal office, while Jay has continued to work for the 'Men in Black'. While investigating what seems to be a routine crime, Jay uncovers a diabolical plot masterminded by Serleena, an evil Kylothian monster who disguises herself as a sexy lingerie model. With their headquarters under siege and time running out, Jay must convince Kay, who no longer remembers anything of his time with the MIB, to rejoin the agency so they can save the Earth from being destroyed completely.

I admit that some of the special effects were nice to watch, but even that didn't always convince me. Some of the aliens were small masterpieces, others however seemed like a hasty job, unfinished by the people of the computer graphics department. The only possible explanation for that might be that they wanted to save enough money so the profit rate would be even larger. And the computer animations weren't the only one to suffer from that problem. The script writers didn't come up with any new things either. All they did was to repeat what worked in the first movie. It even seems like they didn't have the time to come up with a new and decent plot.

And yet not everything was that bad. The humor for instance worked, not always perfectly but it worked. Jokes like "It came with a black dude, but it kept being pulled over" when they talk about the automatic pilot in the Mercedes were funny. I even liked that dog singing on the front seat of the car, but overall it just wasn't enough to save the entire movie. No, if you are looking for a spectacular new movie that is full of great acting, a great story and some excellent computer animations, than you'll be very disappointed by this one. It just seems like they threw it together in a couple of weeks and that's why I can only give it a 6/10.

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