Today we have the first teaser trailer to Men in Black 3, which doesn’t hit theaters until May 25, 2012. At that point it’ll have been a decade since the first sequel and roughly fifteen years since the original came out. Within that span of time simply put, well – a lot has happened.
I’m not going to be overly critical of the teaser, I see the same old goofy nostalgia and seemingly it’s like watching business as usual. The teaser is set up with purposeful jokes that had me laughing a bit, smiling, showing a bit of the premise and it was enough for me. I’ll be there in the theatre for it. While you can see framing set up for 3D, I think the one curious take away was despite how long it’s been since the first two films. The visual design is only minutely touched. It’s a curious decision, where although Men in Black has always dealt with ‘futuristic’ sensibilities. I get a feeling of the movie having an almost retro appeal in reference to its own timeline and films.
If I have one hope, it’s that the run time will be at or slightly over 100 minutes. The first sequel I always felt was too short comparably to the original. I can definitely, absolutely do without the Will Smith partial soundtrack. With everyone in the audience wearing 3D glasses, I wonder if there will be some type of neuralyzer gag as well, but that’s just a random thought.
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