Son of the Mask

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 279 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  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: 27 out of 83
  2. Negative: 53 out of 83
  1. Sep 28, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I am a huge Mask fan, and I must admit I did miss Jim Carrey in Son of the Mask, but it is very different from the first movie and stands on its own nicely. The story is quite good. And there are many fun scenes. And while the cast puts in a solid performance, especially Alan Cumming as Loki, no one lives up to Jim Carrey. Still, the effects are crazy and the dog is better in this movie than the first one. And I enjoyed watching the baby drive Dad nuts Expand
  2. Oct 16, 2015
    7
    This is nowhere near as good as "The Mask" which is my favourite movie of all time. But on it's own, it's pretty good. The absence of JimThis is nowhere near as good as "The Mask" which is my favourite movie of all time. But on it's own, it's pretty good. The absence of Jim Carrey is definitely a problem but Alan Cumming's Loki manages to fill a tiny bit of that void. Tom Hiddleson will always be the best Loki but Alan Cumming is probably the second best. The scenes with the dog and the baby are pretty funny as well. The only problem with them is that the dog is shown wearing the mask during the day and night and in the first movie, the mask is only supposed to work at night. It doesn't come close to the classic "Mask" but it doesn't deserve it's horrendous reputation. 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. Jan 7, 2016
    1
    How in the world did this get away with a 6.3 user score and how come there are more positive ratings than negative ratings? This is aHow in the world did this get away with a 6.3 user score and how come there are more positive ratings than negative ratings? This is a shameful sequel to the best Mask movie everyone will see. Expand
  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. xxhopingtearsxx
    Apr 29, 2007
    0
    To make a sequel to the Mask, you must include Jim Carrey. Or else, it just wont be the sequel to the Mask.. Pitiful.
  7. JamesS.
    May 15, 2010
    0
    This movie stinks! Where's Jim Carrey?!

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