|Men In Black II|
Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Tony Shalhoub, Rip Torn
Special edition two-disc set; widescreen; closed caption; English, French audio tracks; French, English subtitles; commentary by director Barry Sonnenfeld with optional telestrator diagrams; alien broadcast; special animated short film; 14 production featurettes "Take 2 Looping 'MIB II'," "Alien Esoterica," "Serleena Animatica," "Rick Baker" (special makeup effects), "Danny Elfman" (original score), "Bo Welch" (art/production design), "Foley Artists," "Frank the Pug," "Jarra," "Jeebs," "Jeff the Worm," "Scrad/Charlie," "Serleena," "The Worms," "Barry Sonnenfeld's Intergalactic Guide to Comedy"; alternate ending; Will Smith music video; multi-angle scene deconstructions; blooper reel; marketing campaigns; DVD-ROM content.
|The "Men in Black" sequel is a frenetic sci-fi comedy with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones back as Jay and Kay agents of a government organization that keeps the masses oblivious to a global infestation of extraterrestrials and protects Earth from alien criminals. In "II," a despot from another planet takes the form of a lingerie model (Lara Flynn Boyle), scours Manhattan to find an ultimate weapon and tries to get revenge on Kay for a previous subjugation. As in "MIB," the spoofery springs from the idea that the populace is unaware of the exotic, terrifying creatures hiding in plain sight. No matter how outrageous the beast and extensive the havoc it wreaks in public, Jay and Kay use a device called a neuralizer to make bystanders forget what they saw. "MIB," action-packed and tongue-in-cheek, was a hard act to follow. For all the sequel's capricious energy, it lacks the original's sense of surprise. Maybe "II" would be more impressive if the studio used the neuralizer on anyone who saw the first film.|