Men in Black II

Corrected entry: The opening of the film says it takes place in July 2002, but when we first see Will Smith you can see the World Trade Center in the background which had been destroyed ten months before. [The film was made before the 9/11 attacks, and the towers were left in as a sign of respect - still a mistake, but there's the reason.] (00:03:25 - 00:06:45)

Correction: That isn't the world trade center, Those are the XYZ buildings in New York City, a part of Rockefeller Center.

Correction: To add to the other correction about the "XYZ" buildings, there's another visual point of reference to their location in the City. When Will is thrown into the air and lands on the produce, across the street behind him is the 6th Ave entrance to the Comcast building (where Fallon tapes the Tonight Show for example), which is up the block from Radio City Music Hall, at Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. The World Trade Center complex is (and was) located in Lower Manhattan, by the West Side Highway.

Super Grover Premium member

Correction: Not only is that not the WTC, they specifically reshot and edited scenes to remove the twin towers. The exact opposite of your claim that they left them in as a "sign of respect."

Corrected entry: When Agent Jay is in the yellow tent with Serleena's tiny ship, he pulls out his video communicator and begins to talk to Zed. Zed can see Agent Jay via the communicator but when Jay closes the communicator and puts it away, Zed still has a view of Jay speaking with him over the big, egg shaped monitor. How could Zed see Agent Jay over the monitor if there was no video device available to transmit the conversation? (00:24:05)

Correction: The device Agent Jay uses allows him to see HQ, not the other way around. In one shot of Jay on the monitor, you can see part of the spaceship, meaning the image of Jay did not come from his monitor, but some other device monitoring either the spaceship or Agent Jay. When Jay closes his visual communicator, the monitoring device is still active and thus HQ can still see him.


Corrected entry: In the beginning, Serlena eats, then regurgitates the hood. The clothes he had on show no signs of dampness, or any other bodily fluids.

Movie Nut

Correction: Serlena is not a human. We have no idea what the digestive system of her species is like. It may be a dry digestion.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: When Serleena captures Kay, she sticks her tongue down his ear and then starts to kiss him right in front of his ear. The camera angle changes and she is now kissing him on his cheek. (01:04:15)


Correction: Not true. She licks Kay's ear then sticks her tongue in, takes it out and licks his cheek. When the shot changes she is still licking his cheek.

Oliver Hunter Premium member

Corrected entry: K is supposed to be a postmaster (citywide boss of the post office), yet he is working as a window clerk and wearing a letter carrier's uniform. Carrier, clerk and postmaster are three completely separate jobs, and the unions absolutely forbid 'crossing crafts'.

Correction: The entire post office is run by aliens and MIB. Therefore, I think it's safe to say they don't worry about unions.

Corrected entry: When K shows his video store card to the clerk at the video store, the clerk remarks that the card hasn't been used since before she was born. How would she know that fact if she hadn't been born yet when it was used? Perhaps the card was only discontinued right before she began working there.

Correction: First, it was probably just an exaggeration on how old the card is. But why wouldn't she know about it, she's obviously aware of the card, so she could have been told about it or come across one by another long time customer.


Corrected entry: When Jay and Kevin get flushed to the surface and are standing inside those mailbox thingies, the water on the inside walls and around their feet is blue (as it should be) - but the water dripping down their faces is colourless. (00:35:35)

Correction: There's no mistake. It's just the way the lighting hits it to make it seem clear. In fact, in one scene Jay spits out the blue liquid and immediately after, the blue liquid appears clear on his lips and chin.


Corrected entry: It appears Will Smith suffered a touch of acne during filming. In the scene where they are driving to the young woman (witness), Will has a noticeably large spot on his cheek. In the next scene it is gone. (00:19:40 - 00:46:55)

Correction: I watched the scene over and even some from before and after and there's never any weird shot or touch of acne on Will Smith.


Corrected entry: When Agents Jay and Kay are standing on the elevator overlooking MIB HQ when he brought Kay back, you can clearly see the leash (it's a small black string on Jay's finger) that Frank the dog is on in a couple of shots, then when they get off the string magically disappears. (00:29:50)

Correction: It doesn't "magically" disappear. You literally see Will Smith drop the thin leash before stepping off.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Jay and Kay are talking in the mail truck, there is clear blue sky over the left shoulder of Jay. The camera turns to Kay for him to speak and when it goes back to Jay the sky over his left shoulder is cloudy. (00:30:00)

Correction: You can also see the "clouds" coming out of a chimney or smokestack. It's just smoke, which can be produced fast enough to cover the area in question.


Corrected entry: When K is standing outside of Jeebs's place, waiting for his brain to reboot, his hair is disheveled. When he comes back in, and saves J, his hair is neat and coiffed.

Movie Nut

Correction: That is because K took his time to fix his hair. Which really would not take anytime at all. All he'd have to do is run his hands through his hair, and even if he didn't, K likes to take his time, as seen in the first MIB film.


Corrected entry: When they're walking into the pizzeria, Kay is quoting a regulation to Jay. As he does so, he suddenly drops to the floor to avoid being hit with the pan. But he dropped before he could have seen Lara, as she was far enough around the corner of the wall to have been missed.

Movie Nut

Correction: This just shows how good of an agent K is. He could have heard her as she came around the corner.

Corrected entry: When Kay and Jay are watching the Light of Zartha video, the aliens are walking toward the MIB from their right on the beach, with the tall grass behind them to set the angle. Next time they are shown, the aliens are approaching from the agents' left with the tall grass behind them.


Correction: This is a mistake made in a deliberately chintzy, two-bit, cut-rate film *within* the movie. It was made "bad" on purpose. Mistakes made in it do not qualify as movie mistakes for Men In Black II.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: After they are flushed from MIB HQ, J begins to tell the story of how K used to love to be flushed. In the first movie, just before K hands J the Neurolizer, he says 'not bad for your first day, huh?" They were never flushed in the first movie.


Correction: Congratulations, you got the joke without realizing it was a joke. J is trying to keep K from getting upset about being flushed by attempting to convince him that he used to love it, figuring K won't know he's being lied to since he doesn't remember anyway.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Agent J takes the anchovy tin out of the cabinet at the pizza place he exclaims, "Anchovies in virgin olive oil". When the camera shows the top of the tin it only reads, "Anchovies in Olive Oil". No "virgin".

Correction: That's Jay's character mistake, not the movie's.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where the half-destroyed subway car arrives in the station, when it stops, you hear a small chime-like noise. In New York City, however, this noise is only made when a subway car's doors shut and it leaves the station.

Correction: It's half destroyed. A minor electrical malfunction is very likely.

Phixius Premium member

Correction: WAY too obvious to be trivia.

Brad Premium member

Corrected entry: After getting his memory back, Agent Kay's hair is messed up, but when he goes outside after the fight with the aliens, his hair is perfectly gelled and combed. (00:39:20)

Correction: Kay's hair is still messed-up when he walks outside for the first time. It is neat when he goes back down to help Jay and when he leaves the second time but he had plenty of time to comb it before coming back inside.

Oliver Hunter Premium member

Corrected entry: The movie begins with the show "Mysteries in History" showing the Light of Zartha episode. When the story begins, the words "Dramatic Reenactment" can be seen. However, when K and J are playing the tape later in the movie, those words are now missing.

Correction: Nothing unusual about that. Many television shows are reedited, tweaked about and otherwise embellished between their first and subsequent screenings.

Corrected entry: In the preview, in the scene where it shows the wall flipping up and around showing all the special guns, if you look in the top-right corner there is a 2K1 AutoCocker (A futuristic-looking paintball gun).

Correction: How do we know a gun for fighting aliens couldn't be designed like a paintball gun? Or perhaps paintballs have a big effect on some aliens.

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Continuity mistake: When Frank the dog is growling at the agent in the park his teeth are fine but later talking to Zed he is told he can have better dental. He smiles and his teeth are horrible. (00:23:50 - 00:31:10)

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Agent Jay: Could I have your attention, please? [Neuralyzes the crowd.] Thank you for participating in our drill. Had this been an actual emergency, y'all would have been *eaten*. 'Cause you don't listen! You're ignorant! How's a man gonna come crashin' through the back of a subway win - that's the problem with all y'all New Yorkers!"Oh no, we've seen it all!" "Oh no, a 600 foot worm, save us Mr. Black man!" I ask you nicely to move forward to the next car, y'all just sit there like... [Neuralyzes the crowd again.] The City of New York would like to thank you for participating in our drill. Hopefully you enjoyed our smaller, more energy-efficient subway cars. Watch your step, you all have a nice evening.

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Trivia: The little girl who asks Kay for stamps in the post office and Jay lifts out of the way is the director (Barry Sonnefeld)'s daughter. (00:27:40)

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Question: I never understood the two people on the bikes, you know the people with all the stars. What are they suppose to represent?

Answer: They are extraterrestrials, the fact they are weird gives it away to K now he has been deneuralized. He started to notice them again as his mind is rebooting.


Answer: They don't represent anything. Barry Sonnenfeld says in the commentary that he simply likes to use that cycling couple as he thinks that it is a cool visual.

Garlonuss Premium member

Answer: And apparently they are a couple who actually live in that area of New York. So they may be familiar to some who see them in the movie.

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