Films and entertainment are among the biggest businesses out there, with just as avid consumers as there are makers, and if you are oblivious to the sheer amount of big bucks that go into them or come out of them, well, you surely live in a completely different sphere. Notably so, Sony finds itself on the downer end of that spectrum, especially after losing out on the distribution rights of the Bond films and the upcoming ‘Bond 25’, with several of its older properties being revived including ‘Charlie’s Angels’, the ‘Jump Street’ films, the ‘Zombieland’ sequel, the new ‘Ghostbusters’ film, and finally the new ‘Bad Boys’ sequel with Will Smith that is now in the works, not to forget the few Marvel properties it still has shared rights to with Marvel studio, the latest in the offing being ‘Spider Man: Far From Home’ and last year’s ‘Venom’.
While all of them are now being brought back to help it stay afloat in the market, one of the by-products of that commercial drivel in movies is an industrialisation of sorts for films as well: a repetitive, mass production process of sorts, something that especially materialises in the summer season, also known in the movie business as the blockbuster season. The latest in the same drivel inducing exercise is a spinoff/reboot of the revered alien spy franchise that originated in the 90s and lasted well its way into the second decade of the 21st Century with its third film. To be fairly honest, I am not a fan of the franchise the way people are fans of franchises, but I have found it to be fairly entertaining almost throughout. The latest one that takes its agents International is also not half bad: except that it’s all been done before. Here is my take on the film, what the ending of it holds and my final verdict on it. Read on.
The Ending and Twist Explained
The final twist of ‘Men In Black International’ could have been a final saving grace, had it not been for the lacklustre proceedings before it. By this time in the film, you are just happy to be led to the end by your finger if so, and in saying that I mean that even if it would have been anticlimactic, you would have accepted the end of the film to be the death of the twin shape shifting aliens just as Liam Neeson’s High T arrives, “at the right moment”. Now squarely depending on how many movies you have seen, because let me tell you again that there is absolutely nothing new here, you may or may not have seen the big twist coming.
You couldn’t have possibly thought that the always complaining, somewhat covetous of our hero and after him and always suspicious in his actions and motives could such straightforwardly be the mole in the organisation? Well, that is what the big twist is built around. So, let’s rewind our clocks a bit to the bit in Naples when the new MIB duo are able to overcome Riza (Rebecca Ferguson), H’s otherworldy smuggler girlfriend who is left to an uncertain fate on her “fortified fortress of sure death”. That was one funny bit, especially coming from Pawny, a CGI creation the size of your thumb voiced by Kumail Nanjiani who is easily the best part about this film.