Men in Black 2
The Men in Black return when an alien life form, in the form of the beautiful Serleena, that is looking for the Light of Zartha ends up on earth and starts kicking ass. The problem, however, is that the only man who still knows the light’s location is Agent Kay. Indeed, the Tommy Lee Jones who got his memory whiped out when he left the Men in Black and became a US post man in the first movie. When Jones returns to base with Will Smith and they start trying to retrieve his memory, Serleena takes over the men in black HQ, barely giving both agents the possibility to escape. A chase starts and time is running out because if the light isn’t removed from earth soon, the whole planet will explode.
Sound and Vision:
The Columbia intro looks awful, but luckily the rest of the image has been cleaned up nicely. Except for a moment here and there everything looks sharp and there are no artifacts, noise or aliasing present. One negative worth noting is the fact that skin tones look dull gray.
Where MiB came with a Dolby TrueHD track that needed some major volume adjustment to get kicking, MiB 2 gets a worthy DTS-HD track. And this time you can leave the volume right where it is as it’s great! Lots of effects, great music and crystal clear dialogues. Good stuff!
– Alternate Ending
– Will Smith Music Video
To prepare for the release of MiB 3, Sony has re-released the first two movies on BLU and I have to say: it leaves me with mixed feelings. MiB was a funny movie with a disappointing Blu-ray release, and this MiB 2 is exactly the other way around; good BLU release, but the movie itself is extremely forgettable. And with that I mean that when I started watching it, it was as if except for a couple of scenes, I had never seen the movie before! That really doesn’t happen to me all too often so just shows how insignificant it is.
So I would say that if you DO remember this movie and you did like it, then this Blu-ray release will definitely be something you may want to get. Otherwise let’s just hope MiB 3 will be tons better than this first sequel.