After a listless start, Men in Black 3 kicks into a second gear that is as much fun as I wanted from the sequel. The exact moment when it reaches second gear is at J’s “time jump,” when Will Smith jumps off the Chrysler building and into 1969. The visuals that flash by as he plummets may be the most thrilling minute-long sequence I see all summer. While Sony is saving the whole sequence for theaters, we have a new behind-the-scenes featurette that shows how they transported Smith from a small bluescreen room to the heights of the skyscraper. Additionally, we have two creature featurettes that elaborate on the design of a) a disturbing, gruesome effect that will haunt me forever and b) a big fish. Watch all three after the break.
For more on Men in Black 3, click through to our interviews with Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Josh Brolin, and director Barry Sonnenfeld. If you want to see more creature design from makeup guru Rick Baker, check out the images here, here, or here. Or click here for all our MIB3 coverage.
In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.