'Son of the Mask'

"Son of the Mask" The original 1994 "The Mask" was smokin' because Jim Carrey was a manic hoot. But this 2005 sequel? It's filled with big-budget special effects -- and a non-existent script and uninspired direction. Star Jamie Kennedy is funny in drips and drabs, but he's no Carrey. And in this, he's not even Carrot Top. Kennedy plays a young cartoonist who finds a shape-shifting magical mask that Loki (Alan Cumming), the Norse god of mischief, has lost. And it just so happens that Kennedy dons the mask the evening he and his wife (Traylor Howard) conceive their son Alvey, who inherits the shape-shifting qualities.
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