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Movie Review: Men in Black II

Story: If you saw the first Men in Black, the story is essentially the same. Aliens (extra terrestrials) live among us (not a surprise here in NY), a secret organization fights these nemesis', everyone gets saved. Ho hum. Same old jokes, same old shtick, and the same old stereotypes - but this time without wit or soul. Very disappointing indeed.

Acting: Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones should hang their heads in shame. There was no acting. There were just actors on the screen going through the motions. For all I know it could have been an animated film - with the lack of chemistry between the characters this time around.

Critters: Thankfully there were tons of critters. Some alien - some not. The talking pug was extremely cute.

Food: Some uneaten pizza and pie.

Visual Art: I didn't notice.

Blatant Product Placement: Too many to name.

Soundtrack: Old hat.

Opening Titles: Rehashed from Men in Black, the original.

Theater Audience: Not too many folks. No one was laughing.

Squirm Scale: I only squirmed because it was so bad.

Predictability Level: Over the top.

Oscar Worthy: Ha!

Nit Picking: Are nits aliens?

Big Screen or Rental: Neither. For some decent Tommy Lee Jones films, how about renting: Cobb, Heaven And Earth, The Fugitive or JFK. For some better Will Smith films you could rent: Ali, Enemy of the State, Independence Day or Six Degrees of Separation.

Length: Thankfully it was only 80 minutes long.

LOBO HOWLS: 2 (one for each Men in Black)