Men in Black II

Amblin Entertainment / Columbia Pictures Released 2002




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Barry Sonnenfeld

In an attempt to live a normal life, Agent K has quit the Men In Black, had his memory wiped clean, and is now working at a post office. As Agent K's old partner, Agent J, is investigating an alien crime one day, he discovers that an evil extraterrestrial named Serleena has landed in New York City. In order to take over the planet Zartha, Serleena needs the Light of Zartha, a mysterious item that is hidden somewhere on Earth. Agent J also learns that there is only one person who knows the location of the powerful light - Agent K. In order to thwart Serleena's evil plan, Agent J must try to spur Agent K's memory so that they can find the Light of Zartha first.

Metacritic Score

  • 60

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    As fizzy as the first, but not quite as refreshing. The pleasurable, eye-popping sense of surprise has diminished, and the teasingly referential attitude shows signs of fatigue.

  • 60

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Elaborate, sporadically amusing but awfully lightweight followup, which has close to the same tone as its predecessor but makes one realize that freshness had a lot to do with its ...

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A disappointment. A good-faith attempt has been made to duplicate the original elements, but the mix is wrong, bearings have been lost, the balance is off. It was attitude that mad...

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    • Production Budget - $140,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $190,418,803 (8th)
      Worldwide Gross - $441,818,803 (5th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $267,438,457
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $620,523,482

    • Production Companies:
      MacDonald/Parkes Productions
      Columbia Pictures

    • Filming locations include:
      American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Earnest Sewn, New York City, New York
      Empire Diner, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Famous Ben's Pizza of Soho, Soho, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Fire Island, Long Island, New York
      Grand Central Station, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Los Angeles, California
      New York City, New York
      Pasadena, California
      Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, California

    • Taglines:
      1. Back In Black.
      2. Same Planet. New Scum.
      3. This Summer, They're Back in Black.
      4. Time to put on the last suit you'll ever wear...again...
      5. Coming To Rid Your Earth of the Scum of the Universe... Again!
      6. This Summer, They're Back in Business. They're Back in Action. They're Back in Black.

    • Music:
      I Will Survive
      Written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris
      Performed by Tim Blaney
      Who Let The Dogs Out
      Written by Anselm Douglas
      Performed by Baha Men
      Speed Demon
      Written by Ron Keel
      Performed by Keel
      Planet of the Wolves
      Written by Seiji Anno, Hideaki Sekiguchi and Toru Kuvibayashi
      Performed by Guitar Wolf
      Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)
      Written by Will Smith, Mark Sparks, Ron Feemster, Lennie Bennett,
      LeMar Bennett and Lance Bennett
      Performed by Will Smith introducing TRÃ-KNOX


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