All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
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…
I love how movies shape individuals. There's something so great about it, because we all don't like the same types of movies. With that said, tonight, I watched The Mask, a film I have spent 25 years avoiding but it's my best friend's favorite childhood film. Let me clarify: He watched this movie every day for three years straight while he was growing up and I didn't realize how important it was to him until I agreed to finally watch it.
This movie is very silly, so typical early 90s. So classic Jim Carrey, which is lovable and fun. I love the Cuban dance scene with the cops and Milo is a killer best friend/pet. But Probably the best part…
"It's SHOWTIME, folks!"
The mask, based off of the comics of the same name, is nothing like them. The mask comics are bloody, violent, and the main lead dies very early on. While there are some aspects are taken from the omits, this was more oriented to kids, and I can see why. The comics are insane, and a movie like that would be too weird for audiences at the time. Even now, it would be odd.
Jim Carey does a great job as the crazy, nutty mask. He does this well, as he's typecast as that, but whatever. Everyone else is fine, but nothing special. As a superhero movie, it's just good. Nothing new, besides the hero, is really…
Thank you Jim Carrey. You made my childhood awesome with this hilarious performance. Seriously, this guy's physical acting is masterful.
Another role of many in which Jim Carrey was born to play. It's unimaginable to see any one else deliver on the role. Clearly rocking the bat's successful visuals also makes it dated into an interesting time. A film that was hard to stop watching, even with only passing interest and a passive mindset.
Fun, and a great star making turn by Cameron Diaz. She absolutely lights up the screen.
Some of the CGI has dated but this is still a fun watch. Jim Carrey had a great 1994.
Combining Jim Carrey with a bunch of giddy special effects seems like a redundancy, since Carrey himself IS a special effect. But that's just what this film does, with mostly entertaining results.
Carrey plays a nerd who finds a mask that transforms him into a superhero when he wears it. Cue lots of intentionally cartoonish effects reminiscent of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
The film features an early role for Cameron Diaz as a love interest for Carrey.
The film was Academy Award nominated for its visual effects, but it lost the award to the much subtler and more impressive effects of "Forrest Gump."
The Mask wouldn't have been possible without Jim Carrey. His ability to personify a cartoon is what makes this movie. The sound effects and animation are a perfect homage to the Loomey Toons cartoons.
I was surprised to see that the special effects hold up very well even if the story and the acting (besides Carrey) are nothing special.
The Mask is the movie that inspired my family to get a Jack Russell terrier. This movie holds a special place in my heart for this reason alone even though our dog Maxx died at 2 years old from cancer.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
a revised list bc my previous one was from 4 years ago and i don't necessarily agree with half of…