Box art for Son Of The Mask

Son Of The Mask

children & family, comedy


Mayhem is unleashed when the Mask of Loki finds its way into the hands of aspiring cartoonist Tim Avery and his son, Alvey.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    6%
  • Audience Score
    16%

common sense

OFF for kids age 9
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Dumb and loud, with questionable material.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has strong language for a PG ("Hell, no," "The crappiest piece of crap in crap-town"). There's a lot of comic violence, including hits to the crotch that are supposed to be funny. There's also some mild sexual material, including discussion of wanting (or not wanting) to have a baby, and the central plot point is based on Tonya getting pregnant while Tim is wearing the mask. Tonya jokes that she's going to make a baby with the neighbor. There's some vulgar humor, including potty jokes.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how parents decide when they are ready to have a baby. Why was it so important to Tim that he be someone his child would be proud of? Why did Tim say that the baby helped him grow up? What is "positive reinforcement" and why is it important? Why are there stories about a god of mischief? What other characters in stories and myths like to cause trouble?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    6%
    reviews counted: 28
    see all Son Of The Mask reviews
  • Audience

    16%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: 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, Monday, January 8, 2007

Rotten: Son of the Mask is an irredeemable mess, a computer-animated Punch and Judy show without wit, heart or a single memorable performance.

- Dana Stevens, New York Times, Thursday, February 17, 2005

Rotten: 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, Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Audience Reviews

0 star

Uh.

- edfilmreviews, Saturday, August 18, 2012

0 star

"The Mask" is the absolute funniest film i've ever seen in my life. CGI enhanced the first film and made it even better then it already was. In this case, it makes this cash in plummet into the dirt. Everything about this film is painful and there are no redeeming features at all. The script is bad, the acting is bad, the characters are awful but worst of all. It's missing Jim Carrey and the physical comedy that made the original a golden comedy classic. Depressingly it is one of the worst films i've ever seen in my life.

- aquateen2, Tuesday, January 24, 2012

0 star

Horrible, in my Top 10 worst films ever, i hate, hate,hate this crap

- DreamExtractor, Monday, August 15, 2011