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.
"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).
After introducing the kids to Jim Carrey the other night in Ace Ventura, I figured a double-shot was in order. My kids are 9 and 11 and this seems to be a perfect age to completely love this movie. I still enjoy it too, but my kids - who still look forward to Saturday morning cartoons every weekend - ate it up.
Because I gotta!
The Mask is a really fun and wacky film and Jim Carrey is incredible.
Sort of an inferior Beetlejuice that would have benefited from a darker edge.
this movie was and is so grazy that it is fun. Jim Carrey is hilareous! it has been years ago since i saw this picture, but i know that the plot is simple: there is no plot.
Another film that was in constant rotation throughout my childhood. This is certainly one of Jim Carrey's most classic performances, pairing his zany personality with equally zany circumstances, creating a vibrant and magical atmosphere that, looking back, almost feels strangely like a precursor to Joel Schumacher's interpretation of Gotham city. Seeing it again after so many years was a treat, especially realizing that I still remembered the film almost scene for scene.
Maybe it's just that I'm not a Jim Carrey fan...
The thing is, though, I don't particularly hate HIM here, but this film is a simplistic, immature mess. I can't even really bring myself to talk about it. It's dull lazy, and rote.
MY THREE WORDS
Generic, obnoxious, lazy.
Not very funny
A childhood favorite of mine. It may not be a great comedy or anything, but it's still funny and entertaining. I think a lot of the movie's success has to do with the fact that Stanley Ipkiss is probably the most likable character Jim Carrey has played in one of his straight-up comedies (this, of course, isn't counting films like The Truman Show). Stanley is someone who's very easy to root for, and Carrey plays both him and The Mask alter ego quite well. There are moments where the film's crime story angle feels pretty thin, but the heart of this movie, which is the slapstick/cartoon humor and the Stanley/Tina angle, is given enough heart to make The Mask a movie that's still pretty enjoyable to watch.
Still great fun, and now current fave for my son, Jim Carrey does what he does best.
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