Does anyone remember that this film is based on a small press comic? I doubt it. I believe most people think it's based on the hit song by Will Smith. Who knows? Either way, it still ended up being one of, if not the best sci-fi comedies ever. The best thing is Tommy Lee Jones and his dead-pan delivery as he trains James Edwards (no, not the former Detroit Pistons center), played by Will Smith, to become a secret agent in the elite Men in Black. The group is a huge secret and guards Earth against aliens and other outer space shit. Once inside, a person leaves their former life behind. Great FX and plenty of action make MIB a modern classic in its genre. Will Smith began to show his acting ability here in full force. Luckily, this film got the Hollywood treatment in every aspect and the money really does shine on screen.