Josh Brolin was the perfect casting choice for a much younger Tommy Lee Jones. The mannerisms, voice and appearance were picture perfect, making him easily one of the best chameleon actors in the game today, seemingly able to camouflage into any role. Jemaine Clement seems like a strange casting choice on paper given his comedic background on Flight of the Concords but enough makeup and costume design completely hid this usually unimposing young actor and made him a believably frightening giant alien creature. I now hope that Clement gets more American film roles because he did so well in this film.
This is the king of science fiction film that you really shouldn't focus too much on the details of time travel. They try not to bring attention to how it all works, particularly by making the owner of the time traveling devices speak like an oblivious idiot about the technical aspects, so you should just go with the flow once you're strapped in.
Overall, this was a really awesome mindless popcorn movie. You should check this out when you see it on cable, rent it on Netflix or Amazon, or just flat out buy it, because it's a gem. It's not quite as groundbreaking as Men in Black the original, but it's leaps and bounds better than Men In Black 2. Overall rating...
4 / 5