Okay, I avoided any HTF discussion about MIB2, but now that I've actually seen this festering pile of filth, I thought I'd chime in with my own opinions.
[Roger Ebert voice]I hated, hated, hated
this movie.[/Roger Ebert voice] Anyone familiar with me at all knows I enjoy a LOT of "mindless" movies, but MIB2 feels more like an 82-minute spittle shower.
I'm hesitant to post my review, since my castrations of both Mr. Deeds
were both met with blatant insults directed at yours truly. (By the way, thanks to whichever administrator it was who promptly deleted those comments. I'll gladly take someone challenging my very opinionated reviews, but personal insults hurt my widdle feelings.)
So back to the cack at hand: I'm praying that somehow MIB2 ends up losing money, although I can't imagine how that could happen. In my mind, it's the worst form of crass, lazy and insultingly pandering 'movie product' you're ever likely to come across.
I freely admit to not being a big fan of the original MIB, but that's a film I could see on cable and watch a stray half-hour. This sequel joins the ranks of Ghostbusters 2
, Caddyshack 2
, Blues Brothers 2000
, and any other follow-up that was creately SOLELY out of a slavish devotion to "name recognition money-grubbing". Yes, I'm fully aware that studios exist to make MONEY, but you should expect SOME sort of concerted effort for your 8 bucks...40 bucks if you have a family.
Whenever I dislike a movie, part of me fully WANTS other people to enjoy it. I figure movies are like ice cream; I loathe pistachio, but I hope it pleases you. Such is not the case for MIB2. I sincerely hope that those who go to see it REALLY dislike it...and then tell their friends. I hate to sound vindictive, but if we keep making blockbusters out of dungheaps, that's all we'll ever get.
P.S. If you wanna see me rant for another 8 paragraphs, my full review is available at the link below.