“You’re no longer part of the System. You’re above the System. Over it. Beyond it. We’re them. We’re they. We are the Men in Black.” The recent arrival of Men in Black: International gave us a reason to revisit this well-known but admittedly uneven sci-fi comedy trilogy directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. At least one of these three films holds a special place in Frank’s heart but we also throw in a discussion about another Barry Sonnenfeld / Will Smith team-up: Wild Wild West. Discussion topics include the influence of The Coen Brothers on Sonnenfeld’s aesthetic, improvised vs. scripted comedy, practical vs. CG effects and a Big Willie Style dick slip. So are Men in Black 2 and 3 decent sequels or are they soulless cash grabs? Is it okay for Men in Black to use a neuralyzer for conjugal visits? Why is producer Jon Peters so obsessed with giant mechanical spiders? We make this look good on the latest premium podcast… download it below.
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