More than 20 years after Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith made aliens an overnight sensation, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will try to stack up to the dynamic duo for the new generation in “Men In Black International,” releasing to theaters this weekend.
In 1997, the science fiction action comedy pitted Agents K (Jones) and J (Smith) against an alien who has taken over a farmer’s “skin” who’s trying to find a device called “The Galaxy.”
In the new film’s trailer, Thompson’s character (Agent M) is tracking down the Men In Black organization.
Apparently, Agents K and J erased the memories of her parents more than 20 years ago, but didn’t know about the young daughter who now desperately wants to be a part of the organization.
Upon her acceptance Agent M (Thompson, “Creed” and “Annihilation”), she teams up with Agent H (Hemsworth, “Thor” and “Snow White and the Huntsman”) to take care of some aliens called “The Hive” causing trouble in England.
Other cast members include: Emma Thompson (“Sense and Sensibility” and “Saving Mr. Banks”), Liam Neeson (“Schindler’s List” and “The Grey”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation” and “Life”), Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick” and “Life as We Know It”) and Rafe Spall (“The Big Short” and “Life of Pi”).
Directed by F. Gary Gray, the film is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action, some language and suggestive material.
Other films releasing to theaters this weekend include:
n “Ma,” directed by Tate Taylor and staring Octivia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis and McKaley Miller. Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare.
This film is rated R for violent/disturbing material, language throughout, sexual content, and teen drug and alcohol use.
n “Booksmart,” directed by Olivia Wilde and staring Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams and Lisa Kudrow. The story follows Dever and Feldstein’s characters, two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.
The film is rated R for strong sexual content and language throughout, drug use and drinking - all involving teens.
The synopsis for each of these films is from rottentomatoes.com.