By every possible scenario, Men in Black 3 should absolutely not work. The original Men in Black, released in 1997, was a box office blockbuster that caught everybody by surprise. On the other hand, its first sequel, released ten years ago, was a out-and-out disaster. Despite still being a box office success, many moviegoers felt cheated by what was essentially a rehash of the first movie with a weak villain (played by the usually capable Lara Flynn Boyle). Despite the issues with the second film, I was willing to give the new sequel a chance. After all, I already knew that if it was at least a step up from Men in Black II, then it would have already done its job. Well, surprise, surprise, the new sequel is not only a step above the previous movie, but it is also something else: A film almost as good as the original.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means many people will be turning their movie-watching attention to a lot of those feel-good holiday favorites. But for some, this is the most wonderful time of the year… for busting some heads. Nothing says peace on Earth like a good, old-fashioned, blood-pumping action flick, and this year we’re entering the Reel Rumbles ring with a couple of the best. So get ready to deck the halls (and some thugs). It’s time for Die Hard vs. Lethal Weapon.
|How would you rank it amongst the best animated movies of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #1571
Toy Story 3 currently sits in the top 6% of my Flickchart, so I preface the next statement by saying I do really like it. I do think it will drop a bit over time though. I don’t want to spoil too much but if it had ended about 7 minutes earlier, Toy Story 3 would have been an absolute masterpiece. Thelma and Louise is memorable because it doesn’t end with the characters magically sprouting parachutes after they drive off the cliff and then having a tacked on ending to make you reach for the tissues even more. I know it’s unrealistic because it’s ultimately a kids movie but part of me wishes Toy Story 3 could have just ended in the dump.
|How would you rank it amongst the best action movies of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #7095
|How would you rank it amongst the best documentaries of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #12976
The internet phenomenon becomes a documentary.