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.
No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.
"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…
One of my favorite films from my childhood, The Mask is still pretty damn entertaining to this day. I hadn't seen it all the way through for years now and I suddenly got the urge to see it again recently (seeing it for $5 was all it really took for me to pursue that urge). I think it has aged fairly well for a movie that's nearly 20 years old, the effects aren't as mind-blowing but are still great for their time. I have to admit that I didn't enjoy this nearly as much as I did ten years ago, but that doesn't mean I regret those $5 spent. I can definitely see myself watching this again in a couple years. Plus, I still always find it fun to watch Jim Carrey in his over-the-top comedic performances (not to mention Milo being one of the best onscreen dogs ever).
A revisit to one of my favourite childhood films made me realise it's not as great as it was seeing it through the the eyes of a 9-year old.
That said, it's still ten times funnier and sillier than most modern comedies and has the right amount of slapstick to showcase the amazing talents of Jim Carrey in the 90s.
Those legs..oh god...even after 20 years damn
Don't We all wish to escape our mundane lives and experience liberation of wackiness letting our inner child run loose... :-)
Cameron Diaz never looked better though Jim Carrey has been much, much funnier. Meandering and unfocused in the way that only 1990's PG-rated crime plots ever really managed but, overall, still a pleasant enough way to pass the time.
So unique, great style, and hilarious above all, back then this film was the talk of the town as you might say with the famous sssssssssmoking quote. With the sexy, gorgeous just riped before Hollywood tore her up but she still a looker to this day. Btw, don't bother with the other Mask films, is not worth, Jim Carrey will forever be the mask.
I don't care...I fucking love this movie. There's a reason it's my favourite of all time and that's because i LOVE every moment in this film. My logical side understands that it's not the best movie but damn!! I love it.
The Mask is a over-the-top and silly comedy, a solid Jim Carrey fare for all. It's blend of Jim Carrey's unique humour and CGI special effects, and although the manic energy can get tiresome, it's entertain enough.
The perfect role for Jim Carrey, with a pretty funny film surrounding it.
Like Milo says on the poster there; it is just a bit of fun.
why did i watch this
The Mask is great fun, of course. Jim Carrey is great. Diaz is unbelievably hot here. Watching it again years later, I only now realized how few actual Mask scenes there were. They are truly the best part.
Also, that genius of a dog.
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