“It’s opposite day! Black guy flanked by white bodyguards.”
Snap: Third installment to the popular secret service vs. aliens franchise in the first decade of the twenty first century. Once again, it’s some rouge alien threatening the fate of the human race, this time with time travel! It’s all good fun, somewhat nostalgic, but ultimately I wouldn’t think it’d create much fanfare since most people would have seen the first two films, and inadvertently compare it to the previous films, and the excitement just doesn’t stack up, and it’s also just a tad too formulaic. [3/5]
Love: Josh Brolin. He does a splendid job as a younger ‘K’, and has the acting chops to pull off a great impersonation, while adding the added element of a more carefree version of the more stoic older version. Really enjoyable performance, and probably one of the only few elements that was holding my interest throughout the movie. The familiar elements of famous celebrities being aliens was of course funny and witty as well. That’s something you can’t mess with. And I’m also glad those damn roaches didn’t get the necessary screen time. I truly hated them.
Hate: Will Smith. I’m just tired. Same ‘ol same ‘ol. Shout in your face, shout at the screen, do goofy things, get into goofy situations. This guy should write a book on his own patented delivery of an action / comedian / pancake dramatic actor. There are some fun moments, but for a third installment, nothing new was really brought to the table, and I guess that made the show lack the heart of meeting an old friend. Rather, it felt more like you met this old friend, and they were a bit more haggard and the time you spent catching up felt more like a slow plod through a squishy garden. And you would feel the mud curl up around your toes, which could be a good or bad thing.