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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tim Avery
... Loki
... Alvey
Ryan Falconer ... Alvey
... Tonya Avery
... Daniel Moss
... Jorge
... Dr. Neuman
Brett Pickup ... Museum Boy
... Museum Redneck
Ashley Lyons ... Museum Security Guard
Wayne McDaniel ... Museum Person
... Chris
... Clare
Issac Longmuir ... Chris & Clare's Child
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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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The next generation of mischief See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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

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18 February 2005 (USA)  »

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$84,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,100,115, 18 February 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,018,422

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,552,641
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The film was heavily panned, but Alan Cumming's performance was heavily praised. See more »

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When Tim wakes up to feed the baby at night, he smashes the light, but it stays on. See more »

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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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Who green lighted this?
12 February 2005 | by See 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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