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.
“Son of the Mask” is a 2005 comedy film and a sequel to the 1994 film “The Mask.” Unfortunately, the movie was poorly received by critics and audiences alike, and is generally considered a low point in the career of director Lawrence Guterman and the cast.
The movie follows the story of a struggling cartoonist named Tim Avery (played by Jamie Kennedy) who finds a magical mask that turns him into a zany and powerful superhero. However, things take a turn for the worse when Tim’s newborn son, Alvey, finds the mask and starts to wreak havoc with his newfound powers.
One of the biggest criticisms of “Son of the Mask” is its reliance on juvenile humor and visual effects at the expense of a coherent plot and character development. The movie’s gags and jokes often fall flat, and the actors seem to be struggling to bring any real emotion to their performances.
The film’s visual effects are also subpar, especially when compared to the groundbreaking effects of the first movie. The CGI used to create the mask’s magical powers and the cartoonish characters are often jarring and unconvincing.
Overall, “Son of the Mask” is a forgettable film that fails to capture the charm and energy of the original. If you’re a fan of “The Mask,” you’re better off sticking with the first movie and avoiding this disappointing sequel.