Making the Grades
The men in black suits are back -- ready to keep the world safe from invading aliens of the extraterrestrial type and a close eye on the ones who live among us.
Following Agent Kay's (Tommy Lee Jones) retirement from the secret Men in Black government department, Agent Jay (Will Smith) has been through a handful of partners, including an oversensitive recruit (Patrick Warburton) and a talking pug named Frank. Then an alien murder investigation uncovers an evil Kylothian intruder who has landed on Earth. Disguised as a lingerie model for Victoria's Secret, Serleena (Lara Flynn Boyle) is looking for a "light" hidden on the planet. Using her snake-like tentacles, she pulls intelligence out of the most reluctant informants in a rather unsavory manner.
But the only man who knows the whereabouts of the "light" is former Agent Kay, now a grumpy Massachusetts' postmaster who's mind has been wiped clean. Under orders from Agent Zed (Rip Torn) the Head of Operations at MiB, Agent Jay is sent to bring in the letter carrier, restore his memory and find the hot commodity before the sultry seductress and her two-headed sidekick (Johnny Knoxville) get their hands on it.
All this gets complicated when the smooth talking Agent Jay fails to erase the memory of a pretty pizzeria employee (Rosario Dawson) that witnessed the murder. Going against all policy procedures and the better advice of his stoic partner, he allows himself to fall for the girl and in turn endangers their mission.Not unlike the original film, Men in Black 2's plot takes second billing to the special effects, glitzy, silver weapons and bizarre-looking aliens that inhabit the city. While there is more focus on the agents this time, ample amounts of alien blasting and more than a few gross out sequences still fill up the screen. Considering Serleena's earthly occupation, parents can also expect their kids to be exposed to some minimally covered cleavage and buttocks as well as frequent sexual innuendos.
With the financial success of Men in Black, this movie will likely have a ready-made fan following, but families may still want to be wary of this alien activity.
Discussion Ideas After The Movie
Teaching ideas and topics to discuss about Men in Black 2.
Men in Black agents aren’t allowed to form any personal relationships. How is the world jeopardized when they fail to comply with that dictate? Should a career demand that much commitment and/or sacrifice from an individual?
The Agency took a hands-off approach to dealing with intergalactic affairs outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. Similarly on our planet, how much intervention should big countries have in the daily dealings of smaller ones? How does that interaction change the course of events in a country?