Son of the Mask

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Overview

The strange mask that gave Jim Carrey remarkable powers in the 1994 hit The Mask makes a mess of a seemingly ordinary family in this special effects-laden comic fantasy. Tim Avery Jamie Kennedy is a cartoonist living quietly in suburbia with his wife Tonya Traylor Howard, their baby son Alvey Ryan Falconer, and dog Otis; however, their lives are turned upside down when Otis discovers a strange green mask which channels the spirit of Loki Alan Cumming, the Norse god of mischief. Both Otis and Alvey get their hands...
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Overview

The strange mask that gave Jim Carrey remarkable powers in the 1994 hit The Mask makes a mess of a seemingly ordinary family in this special effects-laden comic fantasy. Tim Avery Jamie Kennedy is a cartoonist living quietly in suburbia with his wife Tonya Traylor Howard, their baby son Alvey Ryan Falconer, and dog Otis; however, their lives are turned upside down when Otis discovers a strange green mask which channels the spirit of Loki Alan Cumming, the Norse god of mischief. Both Otis and Alvey get their hands or paws on the mask, and soon both are shape shifting and making all manner of trouble while having a great time doing it. Unfortunately, this isn't the end of Tim and Tonya's troubles -- it seems the supreme Norse god Odin Bob Hoskins has given Loki the assignment of recovering the mask, and Loki will do whatever he must to get the mask back from Alvey and Otis.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Storyboard and art galleries; Commentary with Jamie Kennedy, director Larry Guterman and writer Lance Khazei; "Chow Bella-Hollywood's Pampered Pooches"; "Creating Son of the Mask: Digital diapers and Dog Bytes"; "Paw prints and baby steps: On the set of Son of the Mask"
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
There was a reason The Mask went 11 years without a sequel. It's one of Jim Carrey's lesser efforts, more fondly remembered for introducing Cameron Diaz than for Carrey's zany acrobatics. The zany acrobatics are what remain in Son of the Mask, and they're divided between a dog, a baby, a Carrey stand-in (Jamie Kennedy), and Alan Cumming, in the welcome if not unfamiliar role of a mischievous villain. It would be easy to write this movie off as something that should have gone straight to video, but that would ignore how much genuine creative effort they pumped into it. The obvious place to start is the funhouse look of the film, a memorable collaboration of seasoned art directors (Michelle McGahey worked on The Matrix), production designers, and CG artists, which often recalls a Spy Kids movie. Even more captivating is the camerawork, virtual or otherwise; cinematographer Greg Gardiner and his CG backers have put their camera on a veritable roller-coaster track, charting the sibling-rivalry skirmishes between the baby and the dog with tracking and dolly shots that should only be possible in Bugs Bunny cartoons. When the dog and Cumming's Loki compete in an elastic game of Twister -- left ear red, right pinky blue -- it's the winning realization of a concept that even the original never fully nailed. Kennedy and Traylor Howard are certainly only a poor man's version of Carrey and Diaz, but they bring the right cuteness and gusto to blend into this manic world. Son of the Mask can't shake its hammy silliness and almost total lack of relevance, but it's enjoyable enough to make a viewer glad some New Line bigwig was desperate enough to greenlight it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2005
  • UPC: 794043810527
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 37,288

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Kennedy Tim Avery
Alan Cumming Loki
Liam Falconer Alvey
Ryan Falconer Alvey
Traylor Howard Tonya
Kal Penn Jorge
Bob Hoskins Odin
Andy Bear Otis
Ben Stein Dr. Arthur Neuman
Steven Wright Daniel Moss
Technical Credits
Lawrence Guterman Director
Kent Alterman Executive Producer
Beau Marks Executive Producer
Malcolm Campbell Editor
Brian Cox Special Effects Supervisor
Danetracks, Inc. Sound/Sound Designer
Leslie Dilley Production Designer
Randy Edelman Score Composer
Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
Debra Neil Fisher Editor
Greg Gardiner Cinematographer
Sean Gorman Associate Producer
Erica Huggins Producer
Stephen Jones Co-producer
Lance Khazei Screenwriter
Christine King Casting
Scott Kroopf Producer
Roger Mussenden Casting
Debra Neil-Fisher Editor
Toby Pease Asst. Director
Mike Richardson Executive Producer
Brian Sipe Makeup Special Effects
Mary Vogt Costumes/Costume Designer
Michele Weiss Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Loki's Return [5:24]
2. Baby Phobia [4:48]
3. The Pitch [4:30]
4. Return of the Mask [7:03]
5. Great News [4:56]
6. Search for the Mask [4:38]
7. "Just the Two of Us" [6:07]
8. Doggy Mischief [5:36]
9. The Son of the Mask [5:50]
10. Otis vs. Alvey [4:11]
11. Loki's Visit [8:04]
12. Loki's Ultimatum [8:56]
13. The Exchange [6:47]
14. The Grand Finale [11:28]
15. End Credits [6:05]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Set Up Options
      Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
      Stereo Surround Sound
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: Off
   Select a Scene
   Special Features
      Feature Commentary
         Commentary With Director Larry Guterman, Jamie Kennedy and Writer Lance Khazei
         Play Movie With Commentary
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Turtle Knocked Over
         Alternate Cafeteria Conversation
         Tim and Tonya at the Fireplace
         Halloween Party Doorway
         Longer Dance Number
         Pregnancy Montage
         Loki/Defibrillator
         Changing Table
         Time Home Alone With Alvey
         Vaccum Cleaner
         ILM Bonus Shot
         Thought Bubble
         Tim Races to Pitch
         Network Pitch
         Otis's Hockey Mask
         Pet Store
         Tim Reads Storybook
         Loki Kidnaps Alvey
         Sizzle Reel
      Paw Prints and Baby Steps: On the Set of Son of the Mask
      Creating Son of the Mask: Digital Diapers and Dog Bytes
      Chow Bella-Hollywood's Pampered Pooches
      Galleries and Storyboard Sequences
         Galleries: Cool Car Design Concepts
         Galleries: Concept Art to Film Comparison
         Galleries: Sketch and Storyboard Progressions
         Storboard Sequences: Storyboard to Film Comparison
         Storyboard Sequences: Unused Car Chase Storyboard Reel
      Trailers
         Theatrical Trailer
         Sneak Peeks
   DVD-ROM/Online Features
   New Line Home Entertainment Icon
      Documentaries and Audio Commentary
      DVD Production Services
      DVD Menus & Pre-Production Art Videos
      Digital Mastering
      Feature Audio
      DVD-ROM Interface, Content and Software
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Surprisingly Strong

    Son of the Mask is one grand, wildly entertaining live action cartoon with a simple fable at its core about putting family first. From the first minute of the film to the last it delivers like a classic Tex Avery and Chuck Jones short complete with up in arms critical reviews for its subversive and rebellious but ultimately hilarious, harmless and fun spirit. Without spoiling it, I can report the story lines are simple and fresh. Dads who can't cope. Kids who can't help but make mischief. And a jealous dog who isn't prepared to be pushed aside in the family by a baby. Son of the Mask may be missing Jim Carrey's charismatic, manic performance but it features many good performances where as the first movie only had one. The cast is solid and charming throughout with Jamie Kennedy, Alan Cummings, Traylor Howard, and feature performances by Bob Hoskins, Steven Wright and the dog and baby all pitching in to make Son consistently entertaining. And where as the 1994 film bogged down at times with low energy sequences when Jim Carrey wasn't in the Mask, Son of the Mask is anything but bland. It's insane. It grabs you. And it's full of laughs. Carrey fans may begin the film missing him, but by the end many will embrace this inspired and surprisingly strong movie. I would give it an eleven for originality if I could and dock it a couple points for rushing through its rather unique plot points. But there is so much packed into each sequence that it makes for great repeat viewings. Add to that tons of bonus material and fun deleted scenes. An excellent dvd for kids and adults. But don't take it from me or listen to the industry critics who missed the boat on this gem. See it for yourself. Son of the Mask is like nothing else and very funny. Outstanding. FIVE out of FIVE STARS.

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