Men in Black 2

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Men in Black 2 ★★ 2002 (PG-13)

Kay (Jones) had returned to civilian life at the end of the first film (with no memory of his past life), while Jay (Smith) went on with the men in black. When evil alien Serleena (Boyle) takes the entire MiB hostage, lone escapee Jay must convince Kay to help him save the galaxy. So-so effort suffers from lackluster script and doesn't have the spark of the original, but is helped along by solid performances all around. There are plenty of amusing scenes, mostly provided by the supporting players. Warburton is funny as an early MiB washout, Shalhoub provides some instant energy, and the talking dog does yoeman's work. Should hold up better on the small screen. 88m/C VHS, DVD . US Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Rip Torn, Tony Shalhoub, Patrick Warburton, Jack Kehler, David Cross, Colombe Jacobsen, Peter Spellos, Lenny Venito; Cameos: Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart, Peter Graves; D: Barry Sonnenfeld; W: Robert Gordon, Barry Fanaro; C: Greg Gardiner; M: Danny Elfman; V: Tim Blaney.