Men in Black 3:
Like movies that run out of ideas and involve time travel? AKA: Harry Potter, Star Trek (several times, now), etc.
At least certain movies got rid of the idea right our of the box (Tomb Raider), or used it wonderfully (Back to the Future, Donny Darko).
I loath it when a good movie or show arbitrarily involves time travel in it's plot, and while MIB3 sort of did this, they poked fun at it a little, and its way better than the second one, which kind of repeated the first one.
This movie isn't without its time paradox's, or head scratching moments where you ask "how the hell does that work?", like how they defeat the time traveling villain, or why there are such cool weapons held in a facility that has very dangerous criminals. Or why the security guards are so dense, you know, the average dumb movie questions. But it still works as a character driven movie. We get to know why K is such a hardnose, and why he backed J from the begining.
See it? Absolutely. Try to resolve the time paradox's involved in the ending? Naw, grab some popcorn instead.
Yeah, this movie has been out for a while, so why review it now? 'Cause I just saw it.
Very well paced, well plotted movie for subjects very fantastical. Somehow I think that if Joss Whedon had directed the X-Men, I would have accepted giant metal robots and yellow spandex, he just makes it work somehow.
And that's how I felt about Avengers, like I was seeing something fantastical and almost absurd, but I bought into it totally. I also smell sequel. That's just obvious, but the more deep reason is the fight scene between Iron Man, Thor, And Captain America.
Normally what happens in a movie is that we are shown something that is really cool in the begining, and that very cool thing is what saves the hero's at the last minute.
This doesn't happen.
Don't get me wrong, the ending is viable. However when Iron Man faces off against Thor, we discover that Thor's lightning makes Iron Man even stronger (energy levels rose to 425%). And when Thor hits Cap's shield, it results in a magnificent explosion.
None of these interesting little tidbits affects the end of the movie: No shield explosion stops the aliens. Tony doesn't need a power boost. Therefore, it is foreshadowing to how the bad guy will be defeated in the next movie.
Flaws in this movie? Yeah.
Why does Loki just sit around watching the Hero's fight instead of trying to make it look like he's escaping? I wouldn't have taken him back to the Shields airship.
Banner conveniently knows how to control his rage.
Odin being able to send Thor back to earth, but none of his ragbag of team members?
Or the aliens all die at once.
Mind control can be solved with a hit on the head.
Still, why the hero's face off against one another is really good, and each reason has merit. Loki is pretty bad-ass as far as villains go.
Go see this movie. And please, wait til the end of the credits before leaving. It's always worth it.
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