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  • Summary: A decade after the legendary Mask of Loki wreaked havoc on the life of an unsuspecting adult, the magical mask finds its way into the possession of a child in the family comedy Son of the Mask. (New Line Cinema)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 26
  2. Negative: 21 out of 26
  1. The characters twirl around like mini tornadoes, but between random brash moments of technological eye-tickling, Son of the Mask sags more than it spins.
  2. A harried, screechy film that goes nowhere at a breakneck pace, full of sound and furious slapstick overkill but devoid of wit.
  3. What the filmmakers missed in assuming the mask from the earlier film is that it was Carrey's astonishing physical comedy that made that film a hit, not the animation.
  4. A comedy so unfunny, it's tragic.
  5. Little kidniks with an appetite for zap-pow silliness might find this to their liking. Everyone else, beware.
  6. 20
    It's astonishing how dull a movie that packs so much visual overstimulation into its frames can be.
  7. 0
    No doubt extensive market research shows that there's an audience out there for movies like Son Of The Mask, but it's too depressing to speculate who that might be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 75
  2. Negative: 47 out of 75
  1. MikeS.
    May 16, 2010
    10
    My kids want to watch this movie over and over. Very funny, crazy film.
  2. Mar 2, 2012
    5
    Son of the Mask can stand out on its own, but it is pretty mean spirited. In the movie, it is hard to understand who is the real mainSon of the Mask can stand out on its own, but it is pretty mean spirited. In the movie, it is hard to understand who is the real main character. Most of them act villainous at one time or another. The visuals are great and the story is okay, but not great. Expand
  3. UghLee
    May 30, 2007
    3
    I love how there are either 10s or 1's as people's score. You don't see any 5s or 6s... which means you either love or hate I love how there are either 10s or 1's as people's score. You don't see any 5s or 6s... which means you either love or hate it. i hate it. Maybe would have been ok if i was 15 years younger. Expand
  4. Jul 18, 2014
    1
    A note for anyone make a sequel to a film. Step one: keep the lead actor. Step two: keep the same writer. Step three: keep the sameA note for anyone make a sequel to a film. Step one: keep the lead actor. Step two: keep the same writer. Step three: keep the same director. Step four: keep the same age rating.

    These are the ways to not horrifically mess up a sequel. Every single one of my golden rules were broken and the result was this badly made, unfunny, stupidly acted waste of money. There are two mildly amusing moments involving the baby that stopped this rating being 0, but there is still no point whatsoever is watching this film.

    If you liked 'The Mask', don't watch this movie. If you like comedy, don't watch this movie. If you like life, don't watch this movie!
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  5. SethB
    Dec 6, 2009
    0
    Films are getting more and more awful by the second and this film is no exception. Its one of those films that is shot nealry entirly with a Films are getting more and more awful by the second and this film is no exception. Its one of those films that is shot nealry entirly with a fish bowl lens and extreme closeups. The effects were awful, the acting was horrific, and the cinemography story and everything else was so horid. How this got a rating of 7.8 from users is way beyond me. This film falls under the category of AVOID AT ALL COSTS! Expand
  6. FrankS.
    Nov 10, 2007
    0
    An 8 out 10...an 8 out of 10!!!??? If their was any proof that America's IQ is going down the crapper, one can look no farther than the An 8 out 10...an 8 out of 10!!!??? If their was any proof that America's IQ is going down the crapper, one can look no farther than the poor souls that gave this an 8 or higher. A movie directed with all the subtlety of a jackhammer and wit of Pauly Shore...It is pure garbage. Expand
  7. JamesS.
    May 15, 2010
    0
    This movie stinks! Where's Jim Carrey?!

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