Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
From zero to hero.
When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle (Cameron Diaz). Unfortunately, under the mask's influence, Ipkiss also robs a bank, which angers junior crime lord Dorian Tyrell (Peter Greene), whose goons get blamed for the heist.
#31 in my 99 90's: Part 2 marathon.
In honor of all the great (and popular) Letterboxd reviewers who post really short reviews...
Short review #1: Put Beetlejuice, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and the Wicked Witch of the West in a blender.
Short review #2: Dick Tracy was too early to pick up on the ska trend, and The Mask too late for new jack swing. By this untimeliness, both films should have been flops. Right?
Short review #4: The okay-est Joe Dante movie Joe Dante never made.
Short review #5: The Genie from…
No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.
So my last watch over 3 years ago I logged this a 2 star film. I'm glad 2015 Grooveman is way less pretentious then 2012 Grooveman because even though it's far from classic I had fun with this.
No la veía desde los tiempos del vhs, y resulta que es mejor de lo que pensaba. Mucho.
Me atrevería a decir que es una de las mejores películas de los noventa. Carrey está espectacular, entregado en cuerpo y alma (bueno, como siempre), Cameron Diaz más hermosa que nunca y los efectos especiales son A-SOM-BRO-SOS.
Ritmo frenético en una peli que no tiene nada que envidiar al conejo de Zemeckis y que me deja loco con el significado que le veo a las propiedades de la máscara ahora mismo: era FARLOPA.
"That's-a spicy meatball-a!"
Jim Carrey in top form! And great god of mischief does Cameron Diaz turn some heads in this film. Or should I say "Sssmokin'!"
Kiss me, my dear, and I will reveal my croissant. I will spread your pate. I will dip my ladle in your vichyssoise.
The incredible box office success of Batman in 1989 sent Hollywood into a frenzy buying up the movie rights to every comic book property they could find. The success of other properties like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also proved that it wasn't just the long standing characters that could prove profitable causing all sorts of obscure properties to be snatched up resulting in an influx of comic book movies in the 90s that had as many bad then good.
The Mask, being one such property, was obviously rewritten to play off of what producers thought…
First Sexual Feelings:
1.) The Little Mermaid - Ariel writhing on the sand during "Part Of Your World."
2.) Cameron Diaz wearing a red dress and dabbing her rain soaked skin with a tissue in "The Mask."
Honestly, the Mask is a lot of fun, but all I remember is that red dress and the conga line/Cuban Pete sequence.
Jim Carrey's usual overacting style is what perfectly make "The Mask" as funny as it is. He embodies the role in a way that makes it seem like it was made for him (maybe it was, I don't know). The visual effects still hold up to this day and it's always fun seeing how much passion Carrey puts into each joke and action. The supporting cast could've been a lot more interesting since they were pretty bland for the most part and it could've been a lot funnier then it was. But I did laugh so I can't say I didn't enjoy it.
This was not the film to watch immediately after Children of Men.
Cheesy, cartoonish adult comedy. Jim Carrey nails it in this movie.
El defecto que tiene esta película es que llega un momento en que el espectáculo toca su fin.
Jim Carrey is often referred to as a cartoon come to life but The Mask is the one movie in which that actually IS the case. Cameron Diaz has never topped her feature debut, the special effects hold up well, the gags are great, and Max steals any scene he is in (as the dog named Milo).
No one will ever be better suited than Jim Carrey to play this role; his physical shtick is probably the closest to the concept of a live action cartoon among all comedians past and present. Although the humour is pretty broad, there are scenes that are genuinely funny simply because Carrey is taking it to the max, with the help of clever CG effects. The plot is sadly uneven, starting out fun as wimpy banker Stanley Ipkiss finds a magical mask which allows him to become and invincible rubber faced personification of the confidence he lacks, but turns pedestrian when he runs foul of the cops and the mob, all of whom comform to boring stereotypes and tired motivations. Enter those plentiful lulls where the plot "develops" but its difficult to care because the only interesting thing is Carrey - and his stunning love interest, Cameron Diaz.
I do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…
There are two things I like the most in this life:
Horror Movies and Comic Books, in that order.