Men in Black II

Question: I never really got the line "it came with a black dude, but he kept getting pulled over". What was so funny?

Piemanmoo

Chosen answer: It's referring to the innate racial prejudice some people have - an inflatable black guy driving a nice car got pulled over, whereas an inflatable white guy had no problems.

Question: I don't get the joke where K pokes his finger inside the alien globe and the little alien guys running away from it screaming, "All is lost." Can anyone tell me the meaning?

Answer: The tiny globe is an entire alien world. His small investigative action threatens to destroy them all.

Phoenix

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 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: 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.

lionhead

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.

Question: Whatever happened to Johnny Knoxville's two characters, Scrad/Charlie? I don't recall him meeting his demise in any scenes. He simply disappears halfway through the fight at Jeebs' shop and never shows up again.

Answer: The worms tell J that some guy with 2 heads kidnapped Laura, so obviously it was Johnny Knoxville's character. He probably waited for further orders from Serleena after completing this task, but they never came.

Question: In the scene when J meets the Zarthin (Rosario Dawson) in the pizza place after Ben gets killed. He asked her about the killer. He asked male she said female. He says Caucasian? She says grey. What in the world is grey? Thanks everyone for the help.

Answer: The killer was an alien and Laura was replying "grey", but not in regards to any race on earth (Caucasian, Asian, etc). Typically, there are 2 types of aliens that people claim they see (in real life when claiming to see UFO's and aliens), little green men or grey aliens. Grey aliens are the Area 51 types, with grey skin, big black eyes, and long skinny arms, etc. She didn't want to come across as crazy by saying the killer was an alien, so she just replied "grey".

Bishop73

Question: After J neuralizes the video store guy he says 'Hey Ma' and then picks up a shovel. What was he going to do with that, kill his mom?

Answer: Yes. That was the joke. He was told something like 'get rid of your mother, and get on with your life'.

J I Cohen

He was not told to "get rid of your mother, and get on with your life"! He was told to "move your bum ass out your mother's house."

Answer: It gave you the assumption that he was gonna kill his mom in order to leave her house. Maybe even inherit money to go to Cambodia. People say the neuralizer influenced the man. What people forget is, the shovel was there the whole time. He didn't go looking for a shovel. He already has it in front of him.

Question: I may have just missed it, but what happened to J's female partner, the lady who worked in the morgue, from the end of the first film?

Mark English

Chosen answer: There's one line where Zed tells J he can't keep neuralyzing partners. J replies with something like "Hey, L wanted to go back to the morgue." So he zapped her and she is back working as a coroner.

Grumpy Scot

Answer: As they show in the film, a small part of her survived, and was able to regenerate.

Question: I understood the racial slur about the car coming with a black man, but Agent J is a black man, so what would be the difference?

Answer: J probably requested a black "driver", but the point is a comment on DWB stops by police - Driving While Black, the fact that minorities are pulled over far more often statistically than white people.

Phoenix

Question: Was the film supposed to feature an alternate ending involving the Twin Towers before 9/11 happened?

Answer: This is from IGN.com: The original ending: While the movie was in production, terrorists flew two planes in the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. Out of respect, the filmmakers cut the ending which saw the World Trade Centre open up to reveal a swarm of Serleena's UFOs. MIB2 wasn't the only movie to remove scenes featuring the World Trade Centre - Spider-Man famously cut a scene in which a helicopter was stuck in a web spun between the two towers.

raywest Premium member

Question: I don't understand the timing in the third act. When the launch pad says "four minutes to launch" in the scene with Jarra, J comes to Laura's rescue in what feels like longer than four minutes. Also, even though J and K bring Laura to her ship so she can leave, how much time was there left before Earth and Zartha would've been destroyed?

Cody Fairless-Lee

Answer: The fight lasted for about 3 minutes, of course there are cuts towards the worms so the fighting isn't fully shown on camera, but since the countdown did say 4 minutes when the fight starts, that's how long it took. As for how much time was left for Laura to enter the pod; The pod came down and would lift up again with or without a cargo, so when the pod went up the time was up.

lionhead

Visible crew/equipment: When Agent Kay is in the elevator with the little worm dudes he swings down and starts shooting at the robot. When he swings down you can see the safety harness between his legs. (01:02:50)

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Agent Kay: Is that standard?
Agent Jay: No it came with a black dude, but he kept getting pulled over.

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