Movie Men in Black (1997)

Seen bits and parts before.
Watched 20140208 (Netflix, Instant) (Streaming until 20130301)
Men in Black (1997) Barry Sonnenfeld. 98 min

Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones)
Relevant Links:
Men in Black (IMDb.com)
Men in Black (film) (Wikipedia.org)
Men in Black (RottenTomatoes.com)

20140208:
Prior to watching today, I wasn't actually sure whether or not I had seen the entirety of the movie before. I suppose part of the confusion came from having watched the animated series as a kid. However, after starting to watch the movie, I was convinced I had only seen the ending.

Agent Jay (Will Smith)
In any case, I would say I enjoyed the movie as a whole, but that I found the buddy cop relationship between Agent Jay (Will Smith) and Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) to be a bit lackluster.

Instant Comments:
Oh, I didn't know the film was based on a comic series.
"Keep on protecting us from the... dangerous aliens."
"Put up your arms and all your flippers."

Zed
Hehe. "Your proposal is acceptable."
Hahaha. "Yeah, and I'm gonna be back to talk about them Rolexes."
Zed!
Haha. It's a test about taking tests.
Hahaha. "That's a good shot though right?"
"There were nine of us that first night. Seven agents, one astronomer, and one dumb kid who got lost on the wrong back road."


References Casablanca.
[20140209]
[Notes got saved to a previous entry. I hate when that happens.]
I like how Zed calmly works with the ball bouncing around and moves his head to the side as it exits his office.
Grid of people who are really aliens. I recognized Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, and Danny DeVito.


According to various responses on the internet, I "verified" using image searches that the people in the grid are (top row) Steven Spielberg (executive producer), Anthony Robbins, Chloe Sonnenfeld (director's daughter), (middle row) Newt Gingrich, Sylvester Stallone, Al Roker, Geroge Lucas, (bottom row) Isaac Mizrahi, Danny DeVito, and Dionne Warwick.
Unfortunately, these various sources (one of which is probably the original source) also lists director Barry Sonnenfeld but I couldn't identify him showing up with any pictures I saw of him on the internet.


"You know what the difference is between you and me? I make this look good."
Oh, I've already seen the ending, so my eyes were drawn to a specific character and... well... you'll see.
"Must... to prevent... contest..." [...] "Galaxy is on Orion's b... b... what is word?"
Haha. The Noisy Cricket.
Hehe Frank.

Laurel Weaver (Linda Fiorentino)
Those who have a sharp eye for detail may notice the answer the first time they ever see the movie.
The mystery is revealed at the one hour mark.
"Interesting job you guys have."
Prior to watching this movie today, I thought the lyrics were "Here come the Men in Black. The one that you remember." However, I realized today that the lyrics are actually "They won't let you remember."

Jay puts on the suit

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