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Son of the Mask (2005)

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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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Lawrence Guterman

Writer:

Lance Khazei
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Kennedy ... Tim Avery
Alan Cumming ... Loki
Liam Falconer ... Alvey
Ryan Falconer Ryan Falconer ... Alvey
Traylor Howard ... Tonya Avery
Steven Wright ... Daniel Moss
Kal Penn ... Jorge
Ben Stein ... Dr. Neuman
Brett Pickup Brett Pickup ... Museum Boy
Peter Callan Peter Callan ... Museum Redneck
Ashley Lyons Ashley Lyons ... Museum Security Guard
Wayne McDaniel Wayne McDaniel ... Museum Person
Sandy Winton ... Chris
Rebecca Massey ... Clare
Issac Longmuir Issac Longmuir ... Chris & Clare's Child
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Storyline

Tim Avery is a cartoonist who loves his dog Odis. Then one day Odis finds a strange green mask. Then Tim puts it on and has a baby with his wife with the mask on. The baby then gets ahold of powers of the mask. Meanwhile Loki (Alan Cumming) must find the mask before Odin gets mad

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

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mask 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$84,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,700,000, 20 February 2005

Gross USA:

$17,018,422

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,552,641
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Plans for a sequel, "The Mask II,' were in the works years before this film. Nintendo Power magazine held a contest, and first prize was a walk-on role in that movie. The project was canceled, and Nintendo Power issued a public apology to the contest winner in their final issue. Years later, the winner was revealed as Nathan Ryan Runk, from Arbutus, Maryland. The film was technically on hold, so Runk could have chosen the role or money and merchandise. Runk, who was 12 at the time, chose the money, and received $5,000, a film crew jacket (which he later lost), and several Super Nintendo video games, including "Pilotwings 64" on Nintendo 64. He later claimed it was "absolutely the right call." 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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[first lines]
Dr. Neuman: The Mifulu represent a fascinating example of failed culture. The people of the Mifulu communicated entirely in rhyme, although that's actually less impressive than it sounds, because their language only contained one vowel. Also, if you've noticed, the only artifacts we've been able to unearth are primitive musical instruments. The Mifulu's had plenty of drums, guitars, harmonicas and the like, but no weapons or tools. So, in essence, they had rhythm, they had music, but they had ...
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William Tell Overture
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Zagreb Festival Orchestra
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By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Who green lighted this?
12 February 2005 | by swordoftheshogunSee all my reviews

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 it's 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 kids movie. For all it's massive flaws and horrible acting, this really will appeal to kids. 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 the only worthwhile mention in this movie. He 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.

The plot is so much by the books, I won't bother to mention it here. It's all so clearly obvious that even a Disney exec would be green with envy.

Save your money, this one is heading to DVD in three months from the looks of it. Shame on the studios for once again smearing a decent film with a horrible sequel. Didn't dumb and dumberer teach them anything?


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