Last night I sank into my cinema seat prepared to be bored. I had been told I would be. Reviewers had said so on the radio and in the papers. The great machinery of publicity had come to its verdict – I was doomed.
Turned out I wasn’t. I enjoyed a world-shifting three hours of adventure.
It is an autumn evening with a few hours before my young charge has to return to his school. Can we fit in Madagascar 3? Yes…of course.
We race down the steep hill into the town. Lights flick on in the buildings around us as we park and run the square to the cinema entrance.
Skyfall smashed British box office history and set the tills ringing.
We were there. We popcorned in for bombs and bashings; for smouldering moods; for shriek-screetching music; for back-stabbing; for ‘British is best’; and for villains who should have been locked away for life.
Men in Black 3, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin
This is a film with plenty of splash – perfect for an imagination wilted by supermarket aisles or the daily commute.
The first MIB (Men in Black) film was made in 1997, the second in 2002 and the third in 2012.