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... :-)
Embarrassingly enjoyable, probably mostly down to nostalgia, but still fun and plenty of jokes I missed as a kid.
Come on who doesn't love The Mask.
Rewatched this it still holds up , wasnt quite as magical as it was years ago but still alot of fun
Carrey in his prime, CG doesn't hold at all though.
It's fun and I knew nephew would love.. He's a fan of over-top, dumb Jim Carrey. Maybe when he's older I'll show him serious Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind.
OMG THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVAH OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
JIM CARREY IS IN DIS FILM!
There is nothing wrong with the Mask, per se, it's just that manic Jim Carrey is too much for me. The dog seems to enjoy the film, though! Fantastic Fun.
Honestly, it wasn't until recently that I even knew this film was based off a comic book. Having actually seen the original comic this was based on, though, I can understand why. The film has been completely redone from the original source material.
And frankly that seems like the best idea. It may not be true to the original character, but the story we have been given is actually a very enjoyable one. This is mostly due to the fact that Jim Carrey gives a very funny performance throughout the film. He captures the night and day difference between nice guy Stanley Ipkiss and his masked alter ego quite well, and many of the sight gags are still funny today.…
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