There just aren’t that many successful third films in a franchise, especially when a full decade separates the movie from the first sequel. Such a move inevitably feels like an attempt at an easy paycheck for stars who don’t know quite what to do next. The facts surrounding the release of Men in Black III
do nothing to undercut this haze of suspicion -- not only have ten years gone by since MiB2
, but Barry Sonnenfeld hasn’t directed a feature in six years, and Will Smith has been away from the big screen for four years since his poorly received drama Seven Pounds
. With all that as prelude, it’s a pleasure to report that MiB3
was made for a...