Men In Black (1997)

Rating: ****
Release Date: 7/2/97
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Music: Danny Elfman
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rip Torn, Linda Fiorentino

Absolutely brilliant! An awesome film that looks great, is well written and well produced, and is genuinely fun and funny. Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are wonderful as the "Men In Black," keeping track of extraterrestrial beings residing on Earth and protecting the planet from those who would destroy it. Everything about the movie is fun and entertaining, and played totally straight for added impact. Nearly all of the critters (except for the final cockroach) are spectacularly realized by the wizards at ILM.