WOW. That is all I really have to say about this film, WOW. I have waited 10 years for this movie to come out, and I was blown away. I’m going out on a limb here and I’m gonna say this movie surpassed the first one, which is a rarity. This movie was flat out amazing.
The story: Boris The Animal (JUST BORIS NOW) escapes from a maximum security prison on the moon and comes back to earth to kill Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones). Whenever that is unsuccessful, he travels back to the 60’s to kill a younger K and change the future. That one is successful. Agent J (Will Smith), desperate to find out what is going on in the new reality without K travels back in time to stop Boris from killing the younger K (Josh Brolin).
Josh Brolin’s impression of Tommy Lee Jones is SPOT ON. It is perfect, it is believable, it is everything you could ask for. Josh Brolin himself is an impressive actors, starring in hits such as American Gangster, Milk, W., and True Grit. This guy has a bright Hollywood future ahead of him…mostly as the villain though.
Will Smith shines again as Agent J, but I could definitely tell his acting skills were a little rusty, being this is the first movie he has done in 4 years. But he was very funny, very enjoyable. And the chemistry between him and Tommy Lee Jones was right where it left off…in the first movie. The second one was garbage.
The Good: Will Smith in the 60’s was hysterical. I loved the obvious racism at that time and the comical way he handled it. Also, Bill Hader as Andy Warhol was very funny. I won’t spoil it for you, but if you know anything about Andy, you’ll get a kick out of it. The best scene of the entire movie, however, was the eulogy Agent K gives for Zed (That isn’t a spoiler). There is also a scene where they review the Mets world series and it is FANTASTIC. I was so amazed at this scene and all the effort that went into it. Amazing.
The Bad: There are only a handful of things I didn’t really like about this movie. The first being, Boris The Animal (JUST BORIS) could have been a LITTLE funnier. This isn’t a mark against the movie, but that was my personal preference, his jokes never really landed. Also, THERE WAS NO FRANK. What happened to Frank the pug? They didn’t explain this. This was my favorite character from the past 2 movies and the only tribute they could give to him was his portrait hanging above Will Smith’s bed. Last, but not least, I hated Griffin. He provided funny lines, but ultimately creeped me out because of how much he reminded me of Robin Williams.
Overall, this move is the bomb dot com. It is better than the first and will keep you laughing from beginning to end. I promise. Oh, and the ending scene will leave you with tears or salty discharges coming from your tear ducts. I was crying gangster tears, not sissy tears. Just watch the movie, you’ll get it.
Final Score: 9/10