Review: ‘Men in Black’ returns, a little worse for wear

Would any fictional gadget be more coveted by Hollywood executives than the memory-erasing "Men in Black" neuralyzer? Imagine the lucrative benefits of being able to, with a single flash, make moviegoers forget the film they just saw. Franchises would be endlessly renewable. IP could last forever. Instead, we get film series perpetuated beyond their natural end with the hope that you remember them enough to get you in the door but not enough that you're much bothered by regurgitated storylines. To be honest, I don't recall much from the first three "Men in Black" films, all by Barry Sonnenfeld, except the original's light wit, the fine chemistry between the leads, Will Smith and T...

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