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…
As part of Jim Carrey's 1994 trilogy, in which he topped the box office with each outing, The Mask might be the best vehicle for his talent. Cartoony and affecting, this film, directed by Charles Russell, who also directed…, probably wouldn't have been made, though if it had, it'd have been abysmal. Carrey carries the film, singlehandedly establishing rhythm, tone, and heart, showcasing his ability to play goofy, romantic, and sincere, as the hero. With quotable language and physicality, The Mask remains an endearing 1990s comedy, allowing one of the era's most talented comedians a chance to display his assortment of gifts.
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Not as good as the groundbreaking sequel "Son Of The Mask"... Work of art that. Up there with Alien Resurrection and A Good Day To Die Hard in terms of sequels that are superior to the original... No but seriously, what memories this brought back. Not one of my first movies, but it was one of my first DVD's. Got it one Christmas. It was one of those really early DVD's with the yellow discs. I remember only having it on tape recorded off the TV back in the day. The DVD was like ultimate HD for me back then. Seeing those beautiful city paintings and whatnot. Beautiful.
Anyway I'm just rambling as this was a pretty huge chunk of nostalgia. And in case you're too braindead to catch on, I was joking about Son Of The Mask being superior.
Miss the 'Ol Jim..
Nouveau visionnement et je demeure avec le même avis qu'à l'époque (peut-être plus prononcé maintenant): c'est télégraphié et toujours aussi peu entrainant malgré sa tentative de légèreté. Ça n'aide pas d'avoir découvert le personnage en BD à l'époque: une création dérangeante, marquante, intéressante et un-PC. Le film suit une bonne partie de la ligne directrice de la BD en retirant tout ce qui était dramatiquement violent et subversif ce qui laisse un vide.
Peut-être que de n'avoir pas connu les origines, ça demeure amusant ? C'est l'un des seuls films où c'est difficile de se détacher de ce qui a été fait avant avec en plus un look et des acteurs de seconde zone avec peu de charisme, ne sachant pas trop quoi faire sauf Carrey et Diaz qui y vont à fond. Que dire...
A hilarious movie that never attempts to do anything but keep you entertained and in this it really succeeds . Jim Carry is really terrefic in this movie . My only issue with the movie is that the love relationships in this movie are really bad and cliché.
Not at all funny and very uninteresting. Sorta stupid if you ask me.
Fun for the 90's. Doesn't fully hold up. Jim Carrey at his Carriest.
By myself, first watch on blu ray steel book. First time I had seen since I saw it originally at Robins Cinema
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