After a 7 year hiatus, the Men in Black are back on our big screens.
But in a sign of the times, there is a shift to include “Women in Black”.
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star as Agent H and Molly (later agent M), who must unravel an intergalactic crime spree across Europe.
The film opens as young girl Molly watches her parents be neutralised by the Men In Black after an extra-terrestrial encounter. This event sparks a life-long obsession with all things alien and after gaining acceptance into the highest levels of law enforcement, all Molly wants is to join the secretive Men In Black.
This quest takes her on a collision course with Emma Thompson’s Agent O, who sends Molly to London where she is under the supervision of Liam Neeson’s High T and Hemsworth’s Agent H, an arrogant buffoon who breezes through missions with no regard for those around him.
Molly is the strongest part of the film with Hemsworth’s character a cheap Thor knock off. Given how beloved his performances are in the MCU, this just feels like a watered down version of his iconic God of Thunder.
The talent on offer struggle with the lightweight script leaving an overall unsatisfying affair.
More like Men in Grey meets Beige.
2 & ½ stars.