Jay: I liked the cartoon, but I didn't like that they incorporated stuff from that cartoon into the movie. None of the Ghostbusters smoke anymore...
Rich: Well, this movie was made for the kids.
Jay: And I was a kid, and I hated that fact! It drove me nuts!
"Yup, the comic and movie are pretty much identical — as long as you cut out all the "I make this look good"s and "It just be rainin' black people in New York!"s and replace them with a whole bunch of murder. The whole point of the comic is that the Men in Black — like the modern urban folklore that they take their name from — are the brutal enforcers of a secret fascist state that controls every detail of modern life. I seriously cannot impress upon you what massive dicks they are. Remember the "neurolyzer" device that Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) uses to convince a housewife that the alien she saw was swamp gas refracting off of Venus, and then Will Smith gets to be charming and convince her to hire an interior decorator because damn? In the comics, they still have neurolyzers, only K uses them to convince teenagers to kill themselves."
Yahtzee: Why don't we just have a Modern Warfare game where you fight aliens from space? And then all the countries get together and be big pals!... And then the games'll be about killing them, and they'll be kinda nonplussed about it.
Gabriel: You xenophobic bastards.
"JYD caught Randy Savage’s steel chair and proceeded to smash his own head into it eight times. If this were today’s WWE, Junkyard Dog would have been fines for each of those chair shots."
"Data was rehearsing a production of their play H.M.S. Pinafore before he left. Apparently, [Picard's] big plan is to distract Data... with a sing-along.
Just let that sink in for a minute. They're going to distract what's basically an ambulatory, talking computer (which you'd think would be a pretty damn good multitasker, at the very least) with a sing-along. Is it any wonder the franchise died a slow death?
Incidentally, it becomes painfully clear why they had to resolve the Data crisis in this preposterous way, once you know that Michael Piller was given a mandate to make this film "lighter" than the generally excellent First Contact. Hey, why have drama and conflict, when instead you can have Picard sing Data into submission?"
"[W]hat De Palma does is completely sever the balls to this satire. The first half of this movie is dedicated to the fact (Tom) Hanks’ character is a nice guy. NO HE’S NOT! That’s the point. He’s a dick and he gets his comeuppance. There is not supposed to be a likable character in this whole affair. Everyone is motivated by greed, fame, and power. It’s a nihilistic work... We even get a “message” from Morgan Freeman by the end of how we should all just get along. It even has the lines, and I sh*t you not this is what he says “Be decent! Its what your mamma taught ya!”