Men in Black is 20 years old

Here’s why it should become a live-action TV series

Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Linda Fiorentino in 1997’s ‘Men in Black’

“A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. 1500 years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. 500 years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow.”

The film ends with an extraordinary reveal that the universe exists inside a marble, a reminder we’re not the centre of creation and it’s no big deal humans don’t know about it. It was a Swiftian reminder to the audience of how pointless and insignificant they really are. As K says, there’s always an Arquillian battle cruiser, an Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague ready to wipe out all life on Earth.

And hijinks too! Lest we forget.

Autistic British know-it-all. I like gods and monsters. Bylines at @multiversitycom and @nerdypoc.

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