Honest Trailer - Men in Black: International is the 331st episode of Screen Junkies comedy series Honest Trailers. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Dan Murrell, Danielle Radford and Lon Harris. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It parodies Men in Black: International. The video is 4 minutes 18 seconds long. It was published on February 4, 2020, to coincide with British leaving the European Union (aka Brexit). The video has been viewed over 384 thousand times.
You've seen them visit outer space, secret prisons on the moon, even travel through time. Now, follow the Men in Black on their most exotic out-of-this-world destination yet... Europe. (sarcastically) Yay.
Men in Black: International
Suit up for the reboot of a franchise built around Will Smith goofing on a bunch of grumpy white guys...
Agent J: Hey, old guys!
...but they're throwing out the proven formula in favor of something much more daring: stick two beautiful people onscreen together and hope they're funny.
Agent H: The world's not going to save itself.
Agent M: Are you saying that you need me to save the world?
Agent H: Uh-huh.
Agent M: Thought so.
Uh-oh... Just have them give each other thumbs-up instead. (a montage of Agents H and M giving each other the thumbs-up sign) I don't know what was harder for Taika, making these two funny or Hitler.
Tessa Thompson is M, a codename that was thankfully still available...
Michael Jackson Alien: I could be Agent M!
...while Chris Hemsworth is Agent H, a guy who's both great at his job...
M.I.B. Worm Agent: Only the best agent in the building.
...and a lazy screw-up.
(M drops a heavy object on H's desk, waking him with a start)
Agent H: Aah!
Agent M: Ooh! Oops! Sorry.
So when this top agent/total loser teams up with a rookie who's by-the-book/completely reckless, the results will be so muddled, it'll feel like each actor hired their own personal screenwriter, because they did! (shows an article from The Hollywood Reporter titled "Rewrites, Infighting and No 'Urgency': Behind Sony's Lackluster "Men in Black" Relaunch" detailing how Hemsworth and Thompson hired their own dialogue writers) Yikes. I hope you didn't pay any extra for this one.
Agent M: I have nothing. I have no dog, no cat, definitely no chill.
You remember the Men In Black, the cool-as-ice agency with its own child separation policy.
Gelatinous Green Alien: Look, I just want to see my kids. Come on.
They've gone from protecting the galaxy to letting alien frat boys have their way with us.
High T: In short, he wants to be shown a good time.
Agent M: Are you, uh, pimping me out to Vungus?
But when two aliens arrive who can disguise themselves as humans -- you know, like every other alien (shows monitors with images of aliens posing as Ariana Grande, Elon Musk, and Donald Glover) -- they'll use their powers to reshape the earth around them, to steal a gun with the power to reshape the earth around them, 'cause the Jababians trust MIB with a weaponized star, to protect the yackety-smackety, and blah, blah, blah. Liam Neeson is the real bad guy at the end. There, I just saved you two hours. Now go scroll through the Tessa Thompson Goat Twitter; it's way more thought-out, and it's actually funny... aaand Sony just bought the movie rights, didn't they?
Wanna see them aliens? This movie's got 'em, and while some of them are racial caricatures (Nasr), and some of them are beloved comedians dusting off their 2012 material...
Pawny: What is this, the secret of the notebook?
...all of them are extremely... horny.
(Agent H removes a tentacle woman's arm from his chest)
Agent H: He thinks you're hot.
Pink and Blue Alien: He's just so... yummy!
Agent M: Human, or...?
Agent H: Doesn't matter.
Agent M: No, I'm just curious how it works between species.
Agent H: (after catching Riza Stavros off-guard) This is familiar, isn't it? (Stavros punches him in the face)
Are we sure F. Gary Gray actually directed this? Because it kind of feels like someone's trying to get fired. (the same Hollywood Reporter article pops up detailing how F. Gary Gray tried to leave the production several times) Ohhh.
So dress up like the bouncer at a country club and fetishize guns like it didn't go out of style, because once the 21 Jump Street crossover fell through, and Will Smith passed to do Bad Boys 3, you're about to experience the minimum viable studio product that technically qualifies as a movie.
Vungus the Ugly: Something is wrong in Men In Black.
Agent H: Morons In Black, if you ask me.
Pawny: Hey, could you just zap me with that forgetting thing, please? (two agents use the Neuralizer on a human couple)
Uh, yeah, can I get my memory wiped, too, please? (Agent M activates the Neuralizer) Ugh... Whoa, my brain... What happened? Why am I in a recording booth? Ooh, they made a new Men In Black movie with Thor and Valkyrie?! That sounds cool!
Starring: Not Hemsworth It (Chris Hemsworth as Henry/Agent H); Sorry to Bother Me (Tessa Thompson as Molly Wright/Agent M); I Did It For Maybe a Week, Hoping Some Men In Black Bastard Would Come Out of a Pub and Have a Go at Me About Something, You Know? (Liam Neeson as High T); Kumail Nan-Even Trying to Be Funny (Kumail Nanjiani as Pawny); Why You Gotta Bring Rebecca Ferguson Into This? (Rebecca Ferguson as Riza Stavros); Nanny McFlee (Emma Thompson as Agent O); James P. Sullivan (Spencer Wilding as Luca Brasi); and The Twins Who Also Had to Be in Cats? Man, 2019 Was Not Their Year. (Laurent and Larry Bourgeois as the Twins)
You know, this is the second Will Smith sequel to not actually feature Will Smith, but reference his character with an oil painting on the wall. (Independence Day: Resurgence) In fact, right now, someone out there's working on his oil painting for Suicide Squad 2.
Production Credits Edit
Produced by: Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Dan Murrell, & Max Dionne
Edited by: Kevin Williamsen
Post-Production Supervisor: Kevin Williamsen
Production Coordinator: Ryan O'Toole