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Old 12-06-2010, 12:14 PM
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Men in Black series appreciation thread: Because the good guys wear black.



The Men in Black are a fictional secret organization which monitors and suppresses paranormal activity on Earth, including aliens, demons and mutants, while keeping the public ignorant of such occurrences. They were created by Lowell Cunningham, which were based on the Men in Black myths surrounding UFOs, and first appeared in The Men in Black #1 (January 1991). The most notable agents in the organization are Zed, Jay and Kay who are the main protagonists in the series. Since the release of the comic books, they have been adapted into other media including a number of critically-successful films, an animated television series as well as a video game.

The original The Men in Black comic books were published in 1991 and 1992. The Men in Black are a secret organization that monitors and suppresses paranormal activity on Earth (including aliens, demons and mutants), while keeping the populace ignorant of its happenings.

The series was adapted into a film in 1997, titled Men in Black, starring Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K and Will Smith as Agent J with Barry Sonnenfeld as director. The film went on to become a commercial success grossing USD$587 million worldwide on a $90 million budget as well as a critical success with a 91% rating on aggregate reviews site Rotten Tomatoes. A sequel, Men in Black II, was released in 2002 which saw both Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith reprising their roles earning $441 million worldwide, less than the first but it received average reviews from critics with a score of 41% on Rotten Tomatoes. A third film is set to be released ten years after the second in 2012, Men in Black III, will be the first 3D film in the series and will see Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reunite once again with new actors such as Josh Brolin and Jemaine Clement joining the film.

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The first movie's definately a classic, and it'll be interesting to see if the third comes close to that. Anyone else enjoyed the series?
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I love this series. The second one was ok but the first one was gold.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:40 AM
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Oh, I love the first movie The second one was rather meh, I'm looking forward to the third now.

Didn't know the movies were based on books, interesting. Has anyone read those?
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I didn't know that either. Now I got the song stuck in my head.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:35 AM
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Now I got the song stuck in my head.
Don't mention it, I just got it unstuck
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:51 AM
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I can see the music video in my head too.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:52 PM
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The good guys dress in black, remember that
Just in case we ever face to face and make contact


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oh, I didn't realize that there was a new movie in the works. Loved the first movie. Couldn't watch Vincent D'Onforio on Law & Order without thinking of "Eggar" and the contrast in characters.
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This is for you Nad



Maybe Will Smith will release a new single for the new movie.
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'Men in Black': Making the $1 Million Music Video That Defined Summer 1997 | Hollywood Reporter

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The first movie is one of my all time favourites.
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^It's a great movie!
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The Eggar scenes were good. And Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith worked so well together.
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It works well for sure.
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I think I've got the DVD. I should watch it sometime soon.
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