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i think I saw this film about 3 times in total, and as I write this review, I had just caught the last act on Tv. The first showing left me really happy, because at that point in time, I had been very much appreciative of absurd humour of any kind. Although, as the viewings increased, I started to find myself not enjoying it much, and also, started realizing what the problems with the movie were. I'm not saying this is a bad movie, not at all, i'm just saying that it doesn't work for me much anymore. Like Kenneth Brannagh's "Frankenstein" (1994) or Oliver Stone's "W" (2008), there are certain angles I managed to view the films from, as I got older and/or as the viewings increased, and frankly, with me at least, you can't always have a perfectly genuine viewing the first time round, because there are tons of factors that affect said viewing. Were I to not pick out too many issues with the narrative, and just be very emotional about the film, it didn't resonate with me on a visual or visceral level any longer. I don't like the CGI used, as it looks to commercial (in the sense that, yes, you would find images like that in commercials, and it just didn't blend well with the rest of the film). I didn't care that much for Will Smith, Josh Brolin, and frankly Tommy Lee Jones. Not that they were bad (Brolin was excellent), but because of the nature of the film, and the seemingly lack of effort put into the script, their presence left me cold, and very underwhelmed now. The writing does have some plot holes that do annoy me now, and time-travelling was always a tricky subject to tackle, but everything is done for the convenience of the plot (the idea that Agent J is still around with full memory of Agent K still doesn't make too much sense to me), and the ending isn't done artfully. I enjoyed Michael Stuhlbarg, and Boris "The Animal" (btw that running gag never worked, it just became a pain in the ass), but they are saving graces to a somewhat boring and ineffectual film. Ask me in person why I no longer like the movie that much if you care and let me end this review by saying this: I am not being a snob, I am a huge fan of the first "Men in Black", which is still brilliant after multiple viewings, and I know that the makers of this film could have done better.