is my mask!"
centuries Loki's (Cumming) mask has been causing havoc on Earth but Norse God
Odin (Hoskins) has grown tired of sorting out the mess that it has caused. So
he tells his youngest son that he must receive the mask or be banished to Earth
to life the mortal life. Meanwhile Tim (Kennedy) was still extremely apprehensive
about having a baby but it is all his wife Tonya (Howard) can talk about. This
all changes on Halloween when Tim goes to his company party with a mask that his
dog found floating in the river. After partying all night, filled with the confidence
and a green face, Tim returns to the loving arms of his wife. Nine months later
they have a little boy named Alvey (Falconer), who starts to show same power as
Tim did while wearing the mask.
ten years have passed since Jim Carrey donned Loki's mischievous mask and Hollywood
has decided continue the story but this sequel is far from 'Smoking!'
throwing the mask into the Edge City River at the end of the first movie, it finds
itself in the Avery household and the highjinx begin all over again, or so the
filmmakers would like us to believe. This is one of the worst conceived and executed
sequels to hit the silver screen.
While the idea of bringing
the Mask back to the big screen may have sounded like a fantastic idea, even though
it was probably seven years too late, the filmmakers behind the project have completely
forgotten what made the first film such a firm hit, its characters and the performances
of the actors that played them. Jim Carrey might not have been the mega star he
is now in 1994 but he had the screen presence and the comic talent to make The
Mask such a memorable character. Now we have Jamie Kennedy in the lead role and
basically, he just isn't talented enough to pull the role off. Known primarily
at the movie geek from the Scream movies and for his hidden camera TV show, Kennedy
has absolutely no screen presence or charisma to make you like his character in
the slightest. He is truly appalling.
As for the rest of the
cast, the terrible script lets down some really talented actors. Alan Cumming
is a gifted character actor and has proved this in many a big and small budget
film. As the mischievous Norse God Loki, you couldn't have thought of a better
actor to play the role but he is seriously let down by a script that doesn't begat
his talents. The same can be side about Bob Hoskins, who plays Odin. Both of these
actors deserve much better than this.
As well as the appalling
script, the special effects are not even as good as the first film. The computer
generated Alvey is so obviously a visual effect that is makes think that computer
technology has stood still or even gone backwards for people involved in the Mask
universe. As effects get more and more realistic, it is extremely hard to understand
how a movie like this can look so poor.
'Son of the Mask'
is one of the worst sequels ever made and a repugnant film is its own right. Fans
of the original will be completely repulsed by this and those of you who haven't
seen the first one, don't let this pile of garbage put you off watching the original.