Saturday, May 26, 2012

Irrelevant Side Trip: Men In Black III

Men In Black III is surprisingly good - fast, funny, clever, and featuring an amazing performance by Josh Brolin as the young Tommy Lee Jones.  Heck, Brolin does a better Tommy Lee Jones than Jones himself has done in years.  Everything the second film did wrong is fixed, and while it's not as good as the original, it's a highly enjoyable flick.  Of course, if, for some reason, you haven't seen The Avengers yet, that's the alien invasion movie to see.  In fact, if you've already seen it, you can safely see it a second time before MIBIII is particularly necessary.  Still, it's good stuff.

The reason I bring it up, though, is that the plot is involves putting a high-tech futuristic device on Apollo 11 to save the world from an alien invasion.  Which Doctor Who, of course, already did last year. Better.  And included an awesome cameo from Nixon. (though this film has a fun riff on another '60s icon)

So, yeah, Doctor Who reaffirms itself as the greatest thing in the world.

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