NEW GALAXY DEFENDERS
IT WAS panned at the box office, but this ticked a lot of boxes for me – I mean, what’s not to like about Chris Hemsworth in a suit, acting like James Bond for a couple of hours? Hemsworth and his Thor: Ragnarok co-star Tessa Thompson (pictured with Hemsworth) front this fourth instalment in the franchise as Agents H and M, whose job is to safeguard Earth from the scum of the universe. (OK, they’re not quite Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, but there’s certainly chemistry between this new pair.) MIB: International kicks off at the top of the Eiffel Tower with galaxy – MIB headquarters in New York. There she persuades a steely Agent O (Emma Thompson) to recruit her. For her first probationary assignment, Agent M is dispatched to the London office, where she meets Agent H and hitches her wagon to his fading star. When a routine mission goes horribly wrong, the pair become embroiled in an investigation that reveals a mole deep within the organisation. Joining them is a tiny scene-stealing alien named Pawny whose wisecracks come courtesy of Kumail Nanjiani. Honestly, it’s good, fun, brain-in-neutral viewing.