Questions tagged [men-in-black]

1997 film inspired by a comic book by Lowell Cunningham. The Men In Black, Will Smith & Tommy Lee Jones, spawned a number of sequels and an animated television series.

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What was the point of wiping James's memory?

At the start of Men in Black after K gets James to id the alien gun he saw K then uses the Neuralizer on James we see them next at a bar where K gives him a card with the adress to the MiB building ...
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Alternate line before shooting down the bug's hijacked ship?

As a fan of the MIB movies, especially the first, I have this faint memory of seeing an alternate "punchline" or "gag line" between agents J & K before they shoot their big guns at the hijacked ...
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How did Newton survive after what happened to him in Men in Black 1?

In Men in Black, David Cross's character Newton was killed by Edgar. But Newton came back in Men in Black 2 without any sign of harm to him. How did he survive his fate from the first film? Does it ...
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Why does Mikey attack the INS Agent?

In the original Men in Black movie, at the beginning of the movie Agent K and Agent D find the alien Mikey hiding among immigrants being brought into the United States illegally. K and D take him out ...
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Who plays K's wife in the first Men in Black?

Who is the actress playing his ex love interest who K is looking at from a satellite camera on his computer monitor, and at the end of the film he ends up with her. When I first saw her I thought she ...
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Who played the locksmith in the first Men in Black film? [closed]

In the first Men in Black film, there is a scene where agents K and J go to visit Frank the Pug to ask about the galaxy. As their car pulls up, J says "now that's the worst disguise ever" referring ...
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How can agent J be a member of MIB when K was killed by Boris

In Men In Black, Agent K recruits Agent J. However, in Men In Black 3, K was killed by Boris in the past, and next morning, J was still a part of MIB. How can it be possible? K recruited J and K was ...
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Are the Men In Black movies an example of spiritual growth?

Are these movies an example of--or a type of playbook for--spiritual growth? The first movie forces J (Will Smith) to shed the reality of People; to let go of the world he knew. The second movie ...
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Did Edwards pass the MiB test? [duplicate]

In Men In Black (1997), K tells Edwards to come to the MiB building where he ends up with a few members from different branches of the military. They're all there to take a test to join the MiB. What ...
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What was the purpose of the test in the room with uncomfortable chairs in Men in Black?

In the beginning of Men in Black, when Will Smith is in the room with the other candidates for the job, they're all sitting those egg-style chairs with a table in the middle. This is where they're ...
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How much involvement does the government actually have with the M.I.B. department?

In Men In Black, how much control, if any, does the government actually have in the M.I.B. department? When J is first being introduced to the department, K tells him the story of an "underfunded ...
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Change in neuralyzer color in MIB films

In Men in Black (1997), the neuralyzer devices employ a red flash. A few years later, in Men in Black II (2002), the neuralyzers have apparently been upgraded or modified, and now use a blue flash. ...
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Did the tobacco industry fund MIB 1 and 2?

I just saw Men in Black 3 and enjoyed it immensely. There was practically no smoking in the film. In MIB 1 and 2, there was a lot of smoking and tobacco product placement. Did the makers of the ...
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When J's history is erased do they do so with the knowledge that Jeebs knows his identity?

Before being inducted into MiB, K takes J into Jeebs' Pawn Shop. Jeebs calls him "Officer Edwards" (Knowing J's name) Jeebs obviously knows J from his pre-MiB life. When J's history is erased do they ...