So, I can't post the pictures, but we are still being censored with the Men In Black posts. So forgive if the pictures are what you came for... On with the post!
Men In Black, or alien in disguise? For many years it has been a confusing question to many people. Who are the mysterious Men In Black?
Commonly seen after an extraterrestrial being/ craft has been spotted, the Men In Black are seen, seemingly performing some sort of damage control. Often harassing witnesses, threatening them to not tell anyone of what they have seen, and to simply forget about it. Often they tell witnesses that they have just misunderstood what they were seeing.
Other than harassing people, the Men In Black also stalk witnesses, especially if they have spoke about what they have seen. Men In Black also stalk skywatchers, and ufologists who try to expose extraterrestrial agenda. Several people who shared secrets, whether it be in writing or on YouTube, have actually been stalked, along with many ufologists going missing, or dying a mysterious death.
To do all of this, they have to have some kind of power, right? Well, that is why a lot of folks believe them to be "not of this world." But, there are reasons for this, other than the overbearing power that they seem to have. It all has to do with the appearance of these "men." The MIB seem to always drive pristine vintage cars when going to question witnesses. While when they are stalking, they drive a more up to date model. They typically wear dark suits, with a fedora, optionally they wear a trench coat, and dark sunglasses. These "men" also have very pale skin, with no blemishes. Their eyes are dark, and soulless. They have high cheek bones, accompanied by a longer face. Also, none of them have hair on their visible body, and they are said to be tall, with larger feet.
Along with their strange look, comes strange personalities. Upon eyewitness accounts, several claim that they are very socially awkward, having no "people skills." Often times when they are offered something to eat, they are seen observing others before trying to mimic their actions. Also, they have been caught on video acting strange, *cont in next post*
15/07 Blu-Ray Watches Part 2: Been ages since I've seen this:
- Men In Black II borrows elements that made its predecessor astronomically fun, yet somehow made a boring sequel. This can be best described as the weakest instalment of the franchise, no question. Same director, same actors, same aesthetic appeal. But something went wrong. Was it the ridiculously short 88 minute runtime? The underlying sense of familiarity? Over-reliance of noticeable computer generated effects? Unsurprisingly, it's actually all of the above. However what really hit the nail in this chapter's coffin was the identical plot. Agent Jay must restore Kay's memory in order to stop an antagonistic alien from retrieving an object that can decimate planets. Just to confirm, I am describing the plot to the sequel, not the original. Ironically, they are exactly the same. Therefore automatically your mind starts to wander off thinking about how refreshing the first film was and how much of a "cash grab" this follow-up is. It doesn't further an existing plot, nor does it develop any of the memorable characters. It just exists as if it took the phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" and forcefully applied it to every nook and cranny. The aliens, the love interest, the underwhelming conclusion. A villainous alien so functionally generic that the lingerie model it replicated would've had more personality. The uninspired lack of imagination, especially for a franchise that relishes in its own creativity, acts as a fitting juxtaposition for this instalment. Despite these criticisms, Smith and Jones give decent performances that feel consistent with the personalities defined in the original. The prosthetics and makeup, minimally used as they were due to substitution of mediocre visual effects, were well designed. The script contained a few amusing scenes amidst the lacklustre dialogue. Michael Jackson's twenty second cameo was perfection. Honestly increased the rating by a point for his "thrilling" scene. Seriously though, there is no justification for this "cash grab" and after witnessing this, I for one would not join MIB. I wish I could neuralise myself...
MIB II = 4/10