“Men in Black III” director Barry Sonnenfeld with one of the cool props from the movie. (Photo by Wilson Webb)
Sonnenfeld says the third installment of the MIB franchise, in part, an attempt to redeem the sins of “Men in Black II,” which was trying too hard to be funny.
“We just had too much of Frank the Pug singing ‘I Will Survive,’” Sonnenfeld admits. “You don’t want anyone to know they’re working on a comedy when they’re doing a comedy,” he says. “You don’t want the cinematographer to know because he’ll make it too bright. You don’t want the composer to know because he’ll make the music too happy. And you definitely don’t want the actors to know because they’ll make it — quote — ‘funny.’”