Really, this movie hinges on its leads. Much like the original Men In Black, which worked so well because of the chemistry between Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth prove to be a highly effective duo. Anyone who saw Thor: Ragnarok would surely know as much, but they continue the hot streak here. This isn't a bulletproof, pitch-perfect summer flick, not by any stretch. But these two sell it well. A lot can be overlooked with leads who are this damn likable. They also get a lot of help from a solid supporting cast, with Kumail Nanjiani, who portrays a friendly alien character, being the highlight. As per usual, Nanjiani is hilarious and is a credit to the project. … [Read more...] about MIB: International Review #2: Chris Hemsworth & Tessa Thompson Make This Look Good
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RELATED: Men In Black: International Blu-Ray Bonus Features Sneak Peek Teases Deleted Scenes For the sake of comparison, the original Men In Black, which starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, holds a very solid 92 percent rating. Men In Black II was a step in the wrong direction, boasting a 39 percent rating. MIB 3, meanwhile, was somewhere in the middle, with a 68 percent rating. All three of the previous entries were helmed by Barry Sonnenfeld. In this case, it's Fate of the Furious and Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray behind the camera. … [Read more...] about Men In Black: International Arrives with Franchise Worst Rotten Tomatoes Score
Director Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy The Dead Don't Die is this week's big question mark. Its stellar cast includes Bill Murray, Adam Drive and Tilda Swinton. Critics have been mixed on this one and it's set to open in about 550 theaters to start. It's expected to net between $2 and $3 million. It will be interesting to see how this one does in the weeks to come. The top five will be rounded out by a pair of holdovers in the form of Disney's Aladdin and Dark Phoenix, which should both be in the $15 to $17 million range. Be sure to check out our full list of weekend box office predictions below and check back with us on Sunday for a full list of estimates. Numbers used in this report were provided by Box Office Mojo. … [Read more...] about Shaft Vs. MIB International at the Box Office: Who’ll Win the Weekend?