Men in Black: International was released this past weekend. The fourth installment in the hugely successful franchise has been met with largely negative reviews.
The Chris Hemsworth led vehicle was criticised for its “lackluster action and forgettable plot”, although the chemistry between Hemsworth and Thompson was praised.
Below are some of the critics’ reviews;
Jeffrey M. Anderson wrote for Common Sense Media saying, ‘The fourth movie in the sci-fi/comedy series arrives at much the same place as the other sequels; it’s fine but flat — it’s not as funny, surprising, or wondrous as the 1997 original.’
James Dyer wrote for Empire saying, ‘Unasked for, unnecessary but unexpectedly enjoyable.’
Manohla Dargis wrote for The NYTimes saying, ‘Men in Black: International, the fourth installment in this decades-old franchise, sputters (while you groan), despite its inherently watchable leads, Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Liam Neeson.’
Michael O’Sullivan wrote for Washington Post saying, ‘A world in which humans and aliens live side by side in an uneasy peace is a cute and welcome conceit, if a bit well-worn after four films, a TV series and several video games.’
Peter Debruge wrote for Variety saying, ‘More reboot than a sequel, and less coherent or polished than the sci-fi trilogy that preceded it, “Men in Black: International” doesn’t make a big deal of the fact that its new recruit isn’t a man.’
Molly Freeman wrote for Screen Rant saying, ‘Men in Black: International has some modern tweaks to the franchise’s premise but thankfully puts more focus on the comedic chemistry of its leads.’