Friday is always a busy day as it is new release day in the cinemas, although today the busiest film was the one we've been screening for four weeks now, Julie & Julia. Things seem to work differently in an arthouse cinema!
Got home from work to discover Fisher King was on More 4 and Matrix on ITV2 but both had already started, bloody typical. So to the DVD collection it was and plucked MIB out of the pile, for the simple reason that it was only 98 minutes long and I have a 14 hour shift tomorrow and didn't want to be up too late!
409 - Men In Black - 3 stars
Funny to think that in 1997, Will Smith was still escaping the "Fresh Prince" tag and it was the back-to-back success of Independence Day and this film that made him the biggest star in the world, and here he is playing sidekick to Tommy Lee Jones's K, with Jones proving adept at comedy, something he hadn't really showcased before.
It's probably been 10 years since I saw this film. Looking at it now, with a young hip black new recruit and a crusty white guy who is getting too old for this sh*t, is MIB really a role reversal, child friendly Lethal Weapon with aliens? All it would need is an alien screaming that they have "Diplomatic Immunity".