Now that Men In Black: International is out in many territories, we of course can get an idea of how the movie is being perceived by critics by looking at the average scores on Rotten Tomatoes and, well, this one is not fairing too well at the moment, and I have to say I am not surprised by this at all.
Currently, the Rotten Tomatoes score for MiB: International is at a franchise low of 29%, that’s well below the 39% that the second movie scored and way, way below the 92% of the original, or the 68% of the third installment. It seems that despite them casting the ever popular Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson that this film isn’t ticking the boxes for critics. The critics’ consensus is,
“Amiable yet forgettable, MiB International grinds its stars’ substantial chemistry through the gears of a franchise running low on reasons to continue.”
Now whether this means the movie will bomb at the box office is really another story consider the budget for the movie was reported to only be $110 Million, small for a big budget summer movie like Men In Black. The movie only made around $40 Million opening weekend, but with holidays coming up and this being a kid-friendly franchise, it seems likely that the movie will turn a profit when all is said and done.
For me, Hemsworth needs a new agent, because outside of the MCU I have not been impressed with the roles he has chosen thus far, which is a shame because he is more than capable. Saying that, I may be slightly biased against the MiB franchise as I didn’t even like the first movie, which felt to me like Will Smith playing Will Smith, in a Will Smith alien movie with a Will Smith soundtrack. I guess I am hardly going to be able to come at this movie from a ‘fans’ standpoint and I have to admit I only watched the third movie because it was on in a hotel room and I had nothing else to do one time.
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I was not impressed at all by the trailer for Men in Black: International as you were probably expecting, however it was interesting to speak to fans of the original movies who also thought the trailer looked bland and easy to miss. It now seems like it was not just a badly cut trailer as film doesn’t seem to be impressing anyone thus far. Personally, I think as a franchise Men in Black has definitely run its course, it’s time for some new ideas Hollywood.
Men In Black: International releases tomorrow domestically, so we will see what fans in the US think of this latest installment soon enough.
Do you agree with my assessment of the MiB franchise, what do you think of the RT score this film has received? Share your thoughts in the last comments section you will ever visit below.
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SOURCE: Rotten Tomatoes