Despite being made just for the sake of milking a franchise, its entertaining enough mainly because of Josh Brolin.

J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind. — (C) Sony

Josh Brolin provided much of the entertainment.  He delivered a great performance, nailing every mannerism and vocal tic of Agent K which created an amusing dynamic with the time traveling Agent J.

But there are also other notable newcomers to the franchise. Jemaine Clement proved to be a worthy villain as Boris the Animal. Michael Stulhbarg served as the amusing alien that ironically provided the humanizing element in the film.

But that is all there is to it really. The story is nothing more than you’re run of the mill Men in Black action, but fortunately much closer to the first one. A silly sci-fi premise with alien shootouts, great special effects, a cameo or two and pop culture references. Then there’s the added twist to the story that gives it an emotional weight. It’s predictable but not contrived, and surprising enough to create an impact in the end.

Overall it’s unnecessary but fun enough.

My Rating: 6.5/10

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