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Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.

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Ten years after the adventures of Stanley Ipkiss in Edge City, the legendary Mask of Loki finds its way into the hands of an aspiring cartoonist, Tim Avery whose new baby son named Alvery is born with the Mask's spectacular powers. But the really big trouble begins when Loki himself the god of mischief, comes looking for his mask, under command by his father Odin. And he's willing to do whatever it takes to get it back. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for action, crude and suggestive humor and language | See all certifications »

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$84,000,000 (estimated)

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$480,380 (Spain) (22 July 2005)

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$480,380 (Spain) (22 July 2005)
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Years before this sequel, plans for an earlier sequel to The Mask (1994), called "The Mask II", were in the works. Nintendo Power magazine even had a contest; first prize was a walk-on role in that movie. However, the project was canceled. See more »

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When Tim plays Mario Kart: Super Circuit the sound effects are from a different game. See more »

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Inept direction and poor choice of leads sinks this film
6 March 2005 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

For the record this is the story of the mask which was created by Loki, who after many centuries tries to find it again, only to have it fall into the hands of an animator and his infant son.

This film raises several interesting questions, first and foremost is why is Jaime Kennedy a star when he has no talent what so ever? Based on this film he is talentless "actor" with no charisma. It maybe the film, but he's so uninteresting as to make watching this a chore. I'm certain that Alan Cumming, Bob Hoskins and Steven Wright were doing this for a pay check, but at least they turned in something approximating a performance. Kennedy walks through this film like a slacker...

Then again considering the way the film turned out I'm convinced that most of the production staff were slackers.

The special effects aren't special. For a "big budget" Hollywood film the effects feel unfinished and video game like. They do not approximate real, even cartoon real. Its as if the producers decided that they had reached the level of the dancing baby and to them that was fine. Its awful.

The direction is poor. It has no comic sense. The wacky mask sequences fall flat. Whats worse is that they can't even approximate the classic Looney Tunes/MGM cartoons they copy.

What annoys me is that this isn't so bad its good, its just bad.

While this is certainly to be on my list of worst films of 2005, I can't give it the one out of ten it deserves, watching this I had the feeling that had this been better cast and directed this film might have actually worked. For the promise of what might have been I give this a two, however understand thats no reason to watch this waste of celluloid, this is a film best dropped in a very deep well for all eternity.


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