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Films to See Before You Die: #95 Men in Black

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Men in Black (1997)

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio, Linda Fiorentino

Synopsis: A New York City Cop (Will Smith) is recruited by a secret government agency to monitor alien activity on Earth. While working on his first assignment it is discovered by his partner K (Tommy Lee Jones) that a very dangerous alien called a “Bug” (Vincent D’Onofrio) has come to Earth. The Bug is after the Galaxy and the Men in Black are the only ones who stand in his way. Together J and K have to protect the Earth from the scum of the Universe.

Trivia: Actor Vincent D’Onofrio researched his role as Edgar by watching a lot of bug documentaries. In order to achieve his character’s distinctive walk, he put on knee braces so he couldn’t bend his legs, and taped up his ankles.

Why I think you should watch this: I remember seeing this movie in the theaters at age 10 and being both scared and amused it is just such a fun movie. After 15 years I still love it and recommend it to all as the quintessential Will Smith film sure some are better but this is the most entertaining of his in my opinion.

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About Trevor

Hi my name is Trevor and this is my blog! Films are a passion of mine. I am a total film geek. I own over 700 films and the collection is ever growing. I studied Film Studies and Scriptwriting in College. What I have learned about films is mostly self taught.

2 responses to “Films to See Before You Die: #95 Men in Black

  1. noa834 ⋅

    Yeah, it stands the test of time. Still a fun ride!!!

  2. Hi Trevor, I loved this movie.

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