Funnier & more heartfelt than the original, the MIB series rockets to a new zenith fueled by an ingenious script w/humor that’s never forced & Smith at his audience-pleasing best. Brolin’s meticulous mimicry of Jones’s Texas twang, so good it’s easy to forget that he’s not Jones & he’s not a CGI special effect, supports a full-blown, lived-in performance. Brings the MIB saga full circle to a seamless, perfect conclusion.
UPDATE: In the interests of full disclosure, I do feel obligated to point out that “tremendously entertaining” does not equate to “flawless.” As this is a comedy first, and science-fiction second, there are at least two major plot holes so huge, so gaping, you’d need Evel Knievel’s rocket cycle to jump ‘em. However, I don’t believe that knowing they exist takes anything away from MIB3’s enjoyability. This film is a good time at the movies.
Updated Monday, July 2, 2012