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Story

More remake than sequel, Men in Black II safely repeats everything that made Men in Black the blockbuster hit of 1997. That's fine if you loved the original's fresh humor, weird aliens, and loopy ingenuity, but as sequels go, it's pure déjà vu. Makeup wizard Rick Baker is the only MIB alumnus who's trying anything new, while director Barry Sonnenfeld and costars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones (as alien-fighting agents Jay and Kay, respectively) are on autopilot with an uninspired screenplay. The quest of a multitentacled alien--on Earth in the form of Lara Flynn Boyle--for the light of Zartha requires Jay to deneuralize Kay, whose restored memory contains the key to saving the planet. The tissue-thin premise allows all varieties of special effects--mostly familiar, with some oddly hilarious new stuff tossed in for good measure. Certainly enjoyable as a popcorn distraction, but the MIB magic has worn a bit thin. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: English, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Commentary by: director Barry Sonnenfeld with optional telestrator diagrams
  • Alien broadcast
  • Special animated short film: "The ChubbChubbs"
  • 15 production featurettes: Take 2: Looping MIB II, Alien Esoterica, Serleena Animatica, Rick Baker (special makeup effects), Danny Elfman (original score), Bo Welch (art/production design), Foley Artists, Frank the Pug, Jarra, Jeebs, Jeff the Worm, Scrad/Charlie, Serleena, The Worms, Barry Sonnenfeld's Intergalactic Guide to Comedy
  • Alternate ending
  • Will Smith music video
  • Multi-angle scene deconstructions
  • Blooper reel
  • DVD-ROM content
  • Marketing campaigns

Cast

Tommy Lee JonesKevin Brown, Agent Kay
Will SmithAgent Jay
Rip TornZed
Lara Flynn BoyleSerleena
Johnny KnoxvilleScrad / Charlie
Rosario DawsonLaura Vasquez
Tony ShalhoubJack Jeebs
Patrick WarburtonAgent T
Jack KehlerBen
David CrossNewton
Colombe Jacobsen-DerstineHailey (as Colombe Jacobsen)
Peter SpellosCaptain Larry Bridgewater, The Motorman
Michael RivkinMan with Harvey, the Dog
Michael Bailey SmithCreepy
Lenny VenitoNew York Guy
Howard SpiegelNew York Guy
Alpheus MerchantMIB Guard
Jay JohnstonYounger Pizza Parlor MIB Agent
Joel McKinnon MillerAgent
Derek CecilRepairman Agent
Sean RouseMIB Agent
Peter SpruytMIB Customs Agent
Kevin CotteleerMIB Customs Agent
Marty BelafskyMIB Customs Agent
Rick BakerMIB Passport Control Agent
Martha StewartHerself
Michael JacksonAgent M
Sid HillmanAgent Gee (as Sid Garza-Hillman)
Tom WhitenightMIB Agent C
Nick CannonMIB Autopsy Agent
Andre BlairCentral Park Agent
Jeremy HowardBird Guy Alien / Postal Sorting Alien
Mary STeinBird Lady Alien
Martin KlebbaFamily Child Alien (as Marty Klebba)
John AlexanderJarra / Family Dad Alien
Denise CheshireFamily Mom / Locker Alien
Ernie GrunwaldYoung Postal Employee
Chloe SonnenfeldElizabeth, Young Girl at the Post Office
John Andrew Berton Jr.Split Alien Guy (as John Berton)
William E. JacksonEye Guy
Doug JonesJoey
Biz MarkieRapping Alien
Peter GravesHimself
Linda KimAmbassador Lauranna
Paige Brooks"Mysteries in History" Lauranna
Stephanie KempNeuralyzed Mother
Barry SonnenfeldNeuralyzed Father
Victoria JonesNeuralyzed Daughter
Michael GarveyCorn Face
Michael DahlenFlesh Balls
Kevin GrviouxPineal Eye
Derek MearsMosh Tendrils
Sonny TiptonDog Poop
John RichardsonPostman
Philip GoodwinDiner Guy
Tim BlaneyFrank the Pug (voice)
Greg BalloraSLeeble (voice)
Carl J. JohnsonGleeble (voice)
Thom FountainNeeble (voice)
Brad AbrellMannix (voice)
Richard PearsonGordy (voice)
Rick AverySubway Passenger (uncredited)
John D. BairAlien Attack Victim (uncredited)
Michael BeardsleySuspicious Video Store Patron (uncredited)
Michael BuonomoCollege Student (uncredited)
Kristin CharneyFamily Mom (uncredited)
Patrick Coleman Duncan"History's Mysteries" Alien (uncredited)
Jovette EliseDiner Patron (uncredited)
Darrell FosterMIB Autopsy Agent (uncredited)
Ned GormanCockroach on Sidewalk (voice) (uncredited)
William Jackson Jr.Eye Guy (uncredited)
Gene LeBellSubway Passenger (uncredited)
Pete MacnamaraMan in Black (uncredited)
Dory ManzourSubway Passenger (uncredited)
Drew MasseyWorm Guy (uncredited)
Jon M. McDonnellMan in Street (uncredited)
Matthew McGroryTall Alien (uncredited)
Christopher MetasAlien Accountant (uncredited)
Nikki Milican BedwellAgent (uncredited)
Bart MixonAlien Puppeteer (uncredited)
David PatykewichBald Kid Alien (uncredited)
David C. Roehm Sr.Alien (uncredited)
Thomas Rosales Jr.Subway Passenger (uncredited)
Hannah SimHead-Bobing Alien (uncredited)
Peter SiragusaMayor of Grand Central Station Locker Aliens (voice) (uncredited)
Daniel Browning SmithAquarium Boy (uncredited)
Brian SteeleSharkmouth (uncredited)
Mark StegerQuadraped Alien (uncredited)
Alan TuskesLobsterhead Alien (uncredited)
Shannon Watson70's MIB Agent (uncredited)
David K. ZandiAlien (uncredited)

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  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Theme(s): Sci-Fi (Futuristic), Espionage/Secret Ops
  • Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 88 Min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 3, 2002
    EuropeAug 2, 2002
    JapanJul 6, 2002
    AustraliaJul 3, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaMay 1, 2012
    EuropeMay 7, 2012
    JapanApr 25, 2012
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 5, 2003
    EuropeJan 27, 2003
    JapanJun 23, 2004
    AustraliaMay 13, 2003
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