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Praised at the time for Jim Carrey's facial acrobatics as the titular hero, The Mask also had real charm in its use of period-ambiguous settings and intelligent use of its heroine, Cameron Diaz in her first screen role. Carrey is as interesting when he's the put-upon Stanley Ipkiss as he is when he transforms into an amoral cartoon character (thanks to chance discovery of an ancient mask). When a sweet woman reporter tells him that he is the nicest man in town, it does not strike us as odd. The plot is a pretty standard one--the hero comes to realise that he can do everything for himself and does not need magical assistance--but outstanding performances by Peter Green as the gangster heavy and Peter Riegret as the irascible cop who has to make sense of things offers the film a bit more dramatic oomph. Add to this a couple of splendid song-and-dance routines and one of the most charming dogs in modern movies, and you have something moderately special.
On the DVD: The DVD comes with a very enthusiastic director's commentary, a moderately interesting making-of documentary and interviews with the cast as well as the theatrical trailer. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber) stars as mild-mannered bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss, who discovers a mysterious ancient mask that brings his inner most desires to wild, screaming life! Now, together with his sidekick Milo, this wise-cracking green tornado is taking Edge City over the top in this romantic-action-comedy that will leave you S-s-s-s-mokin'! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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For me The Mask is one of Jim Carrey's best comedy films. Amazingly it is said that because of Jim Carey's ability to be flexible in body and his truly amazing facial expressions the producers did not need to digitally enhance them.
I first watched this film with my late parents when I was 34, my parents had never heard of Jim Carrey before this film and they laughed so much they almost cried. Next up was watching ' The Mask' with my eldest when he was eight years of age. The film made such an impression on him that he has watched every film starring Jim Carrey since.
No-one can manoeuvre their facial expressions quite like Jim Carrey and he must use his whole repertoire in The Mask, but let's not forget that he is also an actor and a darn good one at that.
Carrey as The Mask is amazingly funny. He nails the superhero with a bonkers twist excellently.
This will be a film that people will love for years and years...hell it's 23 years old already yet its still a great film.
I have a feeling ‘The Mask’ was based on a comic book, but I haven’t read it! Therefore, I can’t really say how well it’s transferred across to the big screen. Although I can say that it works. Carrey plays a – depressingly average – guy who’s too nice for his own good. Everyone takes advantage of him and his life is pretty awful. Naturally, when he finds a mysterious wooden mask that when worn transforms him into a green-faced superhero, he chooses to fight crime, protect the weak and generally stand up for justice. Or rather he kind of considers all those options. He mainly just uses his new powers to get back at all those people who have wronged him and do his best to woo the – then unknown – Cameron Diaz.
Yes, the story is hardly original and, if you’ve seen any of Marvel’s latest offerings, it’s pretty much identical to every other superhero film, i.e. man gets superpowers, man fights crime, defeats villain and gets girl. But, don’t let any small lack of originality put you off. It’s not there to be a great work of art with deep and meaningful prose and character arcs. It’s there to entertain, utilising Carrey’s full repartee to the max.
The manic jokes come thick and fast. Normally, the best films are ‘team efforts’ when the cast all play their parts. Not here. Here it’s just Carrey, Carrey, Carrey. He steals every scene and created a thousand new catch phrases in the process.
It’s a fun film and it should be enjoyed by everyone. It’s simple enough to be understood and enjoyed by children and it’s just dark enough to appeal to adults.
100% prime Carrey (and Cameron Diaz is pretty good, too).
The film that launched Cameron Diaz into our hearts and lives is also one of the more forgotten Jim Carrey masterpieces of slapstick comedy.
When son of the mask was released 5 years ago it was slated as destroying the original concept of this film and ruining the family entertainment value of cinema and whereas plans for a sequel were originally thought up in the 90's this is a film best left alone as a sheer conceptual mind blast.
Opening with an attempt at cementing some mystical origin, a scuba diver uncovers a case where the mask floats away and our adventure begins.
Converting to the interior of an average bank we see Carrey's ordinary Joe conversing with a friend about concert tickets and is attire and laid back attitude instantly recognises as a push over who has no romantic socialism. Therefore cue a fresh face to give the film a far fetched romantic premise and we have a new star on our screens.
Cameron Diaz, shot in one of the best making career openings ever (Megan Fox has nothing on this) director Chuck Russell chooses a soaking 20 something Diaz walking through the door before cutting back to Richard Jeni's beautifully spoken "Hold the phone" before switching back to the entrance and zooming in and then up to allow Diaz flicking her hair and walking confidently and purposefully towards the two star struck bankers. A moment of pure genius and idolism. As far as performances go, Diaz certainly generates the right mood for this picture, being perfectly innocent and charming, a figure looking for friendship and love, and the American certainly chances her own splendid dancing and witty humour. Whilst her comedy persona has improved through films such as My best friend's wedding this was a film that begun her road to stardom.
Choosing a normal average bored character in day to day rota Carrey expands on the conventional through true wacky styling when the mask is in place. There are occasions when there is an over step of eccentric portrayal, on the park bench for example, but the majority has viewers siding with his spontaneous mischievousness. Not to forget Carrey is able to capitalise on the script through splendid catchphrases and facial expressions.
The script itself is a good vs evil eventuality that adds some spice and tension in the final third whilst constantly having us smiling and laughing along with the array of familiar villains and good guys.
A quick mention of the score by Randy Edelman which has a way of capturing the moment of vivaciousness perfectly whilst being sentimental when required.
It may have flaws of over exuberance and a formula of eventual outcome but this is a joyous ride of passion and vigour that is certainly worth catching as a reminder of Carrey's brilliance.
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