Son of the Mask
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Just as aspiring cartoonist Tim Avery gets over his fear of parenthood with the birth of his new son Alvey, he quickly finds himself in over his head as his new baby is born with the magical Mask's spectacular powers. Further complicating matters is the family's jealous dog, who turns the household upside down and sparks a comical kid-versus-canine battle for control of the Mask. But unbeknownst to them all, the mischievous Norse god Loki has come looking for his Mask, and is willing to do whatever it takes to get it back.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Whatever possessed director Lawrence Guterman and writer Lance Khazei to transform the sequel to 1994's libidinous hit comedy into pabulum?"
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"If you are the son of Frankenstein, Flubber, Dracula, Lassie, Ali Baba, Sinbad, Billy the Kid, Davy Crockett, Robin Hood, Tarzan or Satan, you have to accept that the movie about you is likely not as good or memorable as the one about your dad."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"Dumb and loud, with questionable material."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Kennedy is feeble and even Alan Cumming makes less of a meal than he could of his role as the petulant god of mischief."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"The movie strives for a positive message about growing up and embracing the joys of fatherhood, but when the baby's this ugly, you're left wishing the filmmakers had practiced a little cinematic celibacy."
‑ David Germain, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"No doubt extensive market research shows that there's an audience out there for movies like Son Of The Mask, but it's too depressing to speculate who that might be."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"A film top-heavy with joyless Tex Avery-style special effects and a dancing-baby bit embarrassingly reminiscent of TV's Ally McBeal."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Sequels without their original stars are usually sent direct to video. Some deserve better, [but] this isn't one of those."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"Also struggling vainly against the visual effects are Traylor Howard as Kennedy's wife and Bob Hoskins as Cumming's father, the god Odin."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"A transparently minimal effort in which many jokes and pivotal plot points are grossly inappropriate for children."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"In the five years I've been co-hosting this show, this is the closest I've ever come to walking out halfway through the film, and now that I look back on the experience, I wish I had."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"With so many cuts a second, all attention goes into following the visuals. Just as well, since the story leaves so little to work with."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"It's your usual low-budget, unbelievably bad sequel."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"If nothing else, Son Of The Mask's bad seed baby serves up an all natural commercial for mental birth control."
‑ Prairie Miller, NY Rock
"Joyless tedium."
‑ , Empire Magazine
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