Son of the Mask

  • PG
  • Lawrence Guterman (2004)
  • US / Ger
  • 90 min
Son of the Mask
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Film Review
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1 out of 5

Jim Carrey's 1994 hit The Mask gets a poor sequel courtesy of Cats & Dogs director Lawrence Guterman. This time, the magical Nordic relic falls into the hands of an aspiring cartoonist (Jamie Kennedy), who fathers a son while wearing it. The baby is born with all the eye-popping powers of Carrey's original character, turning his dad's world upside down with nonstop cartoon-type mayhem. Although the mixture of live action, special effects and animation demonstrates a certain crude imagination, the sequel can't touch its predecessor's dynamic visual style. In fact, every aspect of this risible comedy is substandard in comparison, from the casting to the frequent movie references. Even when sporting the Mask, Kennedy lacks charisma, while his singing and dancing infant looks downright creepy. Throw in an ineffectual villain (Alan Cumming, as the Norse god of mischief, Loki) and the obligatory fart gag and you've got a barrel-scraping cash-in that feels more like a TV show than a Hollywood picture.

Plot Summary

Fantasy comedy sequel starring Jamie Kennedy and Alan Cumming. When aspiring cartoonist Tim Avery tries on a magical mask, his life is changed for ever. But there's trouble in store when he discovers that his baby son has inherited the mask's spectacular powers.

Cast and crew


Tim Avery
Jamie Kennedy
Alan Cumming
Bob Hoskins
Tonya Avery
Traylor Howard
Dr Arthur Neuman
Ben Stein
Alvey Avery
Ryan Falconer
Alvey Avery
Liam Falconer
Mr Kemperbee
Peter Flett


Lawrence Guterman

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Edited for language.
Available on video and DVD
Released 11 Feb 2005
Certificate PG
Entertainment in Video Ltd