The problem with sequels is that they become topheavy with the expectations of those that saw the original, the producers relentlessly (and shamelessly) striving to seduce every possible viewer that is seeing it just to catch their favorite character or situation. God forbid that you leave out the little dog that talks, or the googly-eyed guy or the neuralizer. I mean, after all, someone might walk away disappointed saying, "Gee, I sure wish they included those weasly smoking guys!" I can only think of a few that I really liked better than the original - Like Godfather II, and even that does it's share of pandering the audience. Even so, it is suprising, and refreshing when a sequel works at all. Happily, MIB II does its job, and seduces without pandering. Well, maybe that is generous. I suppose I could get used to a little pandering, as long as it is really taseless. Everything is there, but each refreshingly different enough from the original to keep our attention. Sure the story is fairly predictable, but after all, this isn't Our Town. Here Frank is a grown-up agent and is hanging around with the dog guy. They need to find "The Light" or the world will end. K (Kevin) is the only guy who knows where it is, and he, of course had his ming erased at the end of MIB I. He needs to get his memory back, and, well, you get the idea. it's pretty much fun, albeit mindless. It is good for a yuk with the kids over popcorn on Saturday night, and Lara Flynn Boyle would keep my attention even if the movie was a dog (no pun intended). If she reads this, or if you know her, tell her that I hope that I see her in the sequel.