First of all I want to say I hated the film MIB - it is like a textbook form for how to create a summer blockbuster - it was more like watching a 2 hour Will Smith Music Video than a movie.
All right - that is out of the way. I just did the Universal Studios tour and had zero idea what this was all about. I thought it would be like the Back to the Future ride. Since I had no interest in BTF, but it was a fun ride, I thought what the heck with MIB.
But no! It was NOT a movie at all and it was more than a ride! First up - a phony elevator dropping you to the waiting area. Perfectly done! It was like walking through the movie set with the big conference room where all the agents work with massive aliens at the control panels. Later on there are two of the 'roach' type aliens talking in a break room. Great entertainment that makes waiting on line fun.
The best thing was it was NOT A RIDE !! It was a game. You have 9 people per car in rows of 3, each with a laser (light) gun. You go through the town blasting away at aliens as they appear all over racking up points - competing against another team going the through across the way. After 10 minutes it's time for the head-to-head showdown with the other team. Push the red button and if you can hit the antenna on the back of their car the spin out of control. I nailed them 4 times in a row and racked up 215,000 points to give our team the edge. Then Will Smith is on the huge screen announcing us as the winners and "all I can say is you are losers." to the other team. Great time, great fun!! And they take your picture unaware on the ride and try to sell it you after.
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