Men in Black

Smith, Will

SKU: 043396426368

UPC 043396426368
Release Date 2013-07-16
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 98
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis In the 1950s a super-secret government agency was formed to monitor and police the activities of extraterrestrial aliens on the planet Earth. Some 40 years later a founding father of the agency, Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones), finds himself with a new smart-mouthed partner fresh from the NYPD who is soon dubbed Agent Jay (Will Smith). Their first mission is to save the Earth from destruction by a giant insectlike alien (Vincent D'Onfrio) that, incidentally, drives an exterminator's truck. Armed with their matching Ray-Bans, skinny ties, and space-age weapons that Jay barely understands--he calls the Neuralyzer the flashy thing--the new duo begin another average day of fighting intergalactic terrorists. An amazingly hip and terribly clever movie that riffs on everything from E.T.--THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL to CASABLANCA, this Barry Sonnenfeld film is based on the equally savvy comic book by Lowell Cunningham....The out-there premise is irresistible.... Effects master Rick Baker whips up a swell array of oddball creatures great, small and just plain strange... -- 4 out of 4 starsFilmed in New York City and in studio (Culver City, CA). Estimated budget: $90 million. The film grossed more than $250 million at the domestic box office and nearly $600 million worldwide.A hilariously stoic top-secret federal agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and his wisecracking partner (Will Smith) don their matching Ray-Bans and skinny black ties and proceed to use all their considerable weaponry and wit to save the world from an undocumented and extremely unfriendly mantislike alien. MEN IN BLACK is a successful, tongue-in-cheek spoof of summer blockbuster alien invasion flicks, based on the comic book by Lowell Cunningham....Dryly clever....Extraordinarily ambitious, with all-star design and special-effects talent and a genuinely artful visual style......Wised-up and offhandedly funny....Barry Sonnenfeld is an excellent director for this point of view, and MEN IN BLACK is a blend of the strengths of his previous films......The movie makes good use of a lot of New York landmarks....[The film] deflates one sci-fi pomposity after another...4 stars out of 5 -- [T]he leads' buddy-buddy act works a charm, Smith's mock-macho maximalism and Jones' dour minimalism deliciously contrasted.
Cast Jonathan Gries (Star)
Michael Willis (Star)
Will Smith (Star)
Rip Torn (Star)
Siobhan Fallon (Star)
Bo Welch (Production Designer)
Walter F. Parkes (Producer)
Fredric Lane (Star)
Sean Whalen (Star)
Tony Shalhoub (Star)
Mike Nussbaum (Star)
Richard Hamilton (Star)
Barry Sonnenfeld (Director)
Steven Spielberg (Producer)
Bernard Gilkey (Star)
Carel Struycken (Star)
Tommy Lee Jones (Star)
Vincent D'Onofrio (Star)
Linda Fiorentino (Star)
Laurie MacDonald (Producer)
Danny Elfman (Composer)
Jim Miller (Editor)
XFX Images (Special Effects)
Industrial Light and Magic (Special Effects)
VisionArt Design & Animation (Special Effects)
Donald Peterman (Director of Photography)
Rick Baker (Special Effects)
Mary E. Vogt (Costume Designer)
John Alexander (Star)
Sergio Calderon (Star)
Ed Solomon (Screenwriter)
Kent Faulcon (Star)
David Cross (Star)
Lowell Cunningham (Story)
Cinovation Studios (Special Effects)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, French Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Science Fiction
Attribute Audio Described Content,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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