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Son of the Mask

A movie directed by Larry Guterman

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This one is really for the kids.

  • Apr 21, 2006
Rating:
-1
I can just picture how this movie came to be:

"So how else can we screw up our careers?"

"I know! Let's take a film that was wildly successful and make a sequel out of it!

"Perfect! We'll get B-grade actors who have half the charisma and want only 10% of Carrey's original salary. We'll save millions and rake in a massive profit, never mind the fact nobody wants to see a second rate sequel with none of the original actors that made it popular in the first place! We as executives still honestly believe a movie was popular based on the name and story, not the actors who made it so in the first place!"

"Brilliant! Let's put a massive budget and get the cheapest actors we can find!"

And really, that's what Son of the Mask can be described as. Just a simple B-grade movie that attempts to suck the life out of its original classic.

Nevertheless, if the movie didn't contain the words the mask, or anything to do with the mask, it would be a nice kid's movie. For all its massive flaws and horrible acting, this really will appeal to kids because it surly did to mine. It's a good natured flick that really wants to scream out "like me!" but only those 8 and younger will truly enjoy it.

Jamie Kennedy is clearly is trying to make the material work, playing the desperate dad but the script is so poor, the only thing that spews out that is worthwhile was my drink after seeing this. The character of Loki also deserves a mention, as he was the most enjoyable character and really one of the only reasons for older adults to see this film. It's too bad the character is wasted on this film; I would have really liked to have seen the character take on the true mask. Instead, we are reduced to fart jokes and toilet humor near the end.

But it's a family friendly film, no naughty words, no nudity. And, hey, when you're at a kid's movie, you can't always expect Oscar winning performances. I was laughing my head off at some scenes, including one where the dog draws up a booby-trap plan to get back at the baby, and instead ends up getting caught in the trap itself. Instantly reminded me of Wild E. Coyote, getting his ACME trap to get the Roadrunner, and instead gets caught in it himself. That's the beauty of cartoons, you really don't have to think much, you don't have to ponder, just watch!

While I know that this movie will never get a good rating, it doesn't deserve the '1' that everyone is giving it. It's short, at least as good as a hectic cartoon, and every bit as cheesy. I just wish New Line would have spent their money more on the plot or just done another better movie.

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review by . March 19, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Bear the dog, Alan Cumming, sweet message about family     Cons: this movie NEVER should have been made, too much CGI, just plain stoopud     The Bottom Line: This movie never, ever, ever should have been made. EVER.     I am sick. I rarely get so sick that I curl up in bed and watch whatever is on television. If a season of 24 was made about me for the past 24 hours, you would have seen nothing but sleeping, watching television, …
review by . March 19, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Bear the dog, Alan Cumming, sweet message about family     Cons: this movie NEVER should have been made, too much CGI, just plain stoopud     The Bottom Line: This movie never, ever, ever should have been made. EVER.     I am sick. I rarely get so sick that I curl up in bed and watch whatever is on television. If a season of 24 was made about me for the past 24 hours, you would have seen nothing but sleeping, watching television, …
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Billed as the sequel to the hit 1994 film THE MASK--which featured an unforgettably cartoonish performance by Jim Carrey--Larry Guterman's SON OF THE MASK is another energetic movie that blends special effects, action, and comedy to create an admirable entry to the genre. This time around, the star of the film is Jamie Kennedy (MALIBU'S MOST WANTED), who plays Tim Avery, a young husband with a fear of fatherhood. Unfortunately, he is about to become just that, alongside his excited wife Tonya (Traylor Howard). What makes an already bad situation worse is Tim's eventual realization that his son was conceived under the powers of the eternal Mask of Loki, which has turned his son into an uncontrollable monster. Then there's the arrival of the actual Loki (Alan Cumming), an evil figure who has come to reclaim his mask and win the approval of his overly critical father, Odin (Bob Hoskins). As Tim battles against Loki and tries to return his son to normalcy, he learns what being a good father is all about. Fea...
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Director: Larry Guterman
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 18, 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
Screen Writer: Lance Khazei
DVD Release Date: May 17, 2005
Runtime: 1hr 26min
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