From zero to hero.
A meek, milquetoast bank teller discovers a magical ancient mask that unleashes his deepest desires -- and gives him the superhuman ability to act on them. Accompanied by his canine sidekick, the mischievous action hero goes gaga for a singer. Meanwhile, he battles gangsters who seek the mask's powers.
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…
No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.
One of those films that's supposed to be funny, but I found it to be more annoying than anything.
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).
Hey, the dog thinks it's "Fantastic Fun!" so it's gotta be good, right?
Jim Carrey plays annoying green Jim Carrey. In a zoot suit.
The Good: Back when Cameron Diaz was "sssmokin'."
The Bad: Jim Carrey. Very annoying and unfunny.
The Bottom Line: I liked this before? Wow... Kid me must've had some really shitty taste. You disappoint me, kid me.
My name is Cuban Pete...
Silly nonsense, of the occasionally amusing variety.
An iconic Jim Carrey performance in what might be one of his best films. Funny, sweet, with great special effects that hold up.
Camp as Christmas and co- starring a lovely Jack Russell
Still a really, really good movie to this day. Some of the best camp ever.
We needed a rebound movie after the Halloween horror fest so The Mask it is.
I really, honestly adore this lighthearted movie. Even the special effects hold up 19 years after it's release.
Remembered the good ol' mask character... wish there were any official sequels.
I should preface this by saying that I hadn't seen the Mask in about 15 years and that I was heavily intoxicated when I watched it. I feel like this film held up. The special effects are great. It has some really funny moments. There were things I missed or didn't understand when I watched it as a child. This movie was the perfect way to showcase Jim Carrey's comedy. There were some cheesy 90s moments that don't work in 2013, but overall I really had fun re-watching this.