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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.

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common sense

OFF for kids age 9
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
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®

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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

1st commandment; Tex Avery's name shouldnot be disgraced Well, that happned... This movie tried to hard to bring laughs and it failed completely. Just a boring embarassment. This is more of a pinoff I think then a sequel to the 1994 The Mask and it strayed away more form the comics than the first. Seriously, this was just an excuse to through in as many cartoon and Looney Tunes references as possible. When humans are given cartoon-like qualities the outcome is immediately a disaster, well, in the case that it's an entire rip of an actuall cartoon. It felt like a straight to video movie, but they may be giving it a little too much credit.

- aSpaceCowboy, Saturday, November 27, 2010

2 stars


- citawijaya, Thursday, November 4, 2010

0 star

horrible. one of the worst movies ive ever seen. dont see it. F

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Saturday, July 31, 2010