Sunday, August 14, 2011
The Mask 2 with Jim Carrey in the works?
I read recently that Jim Carrey is starting to talk about the possible return to some of his first major roles in sequels. The first one that sprang to mind for me was the 1994 hit The Mask.
For the people that have been a sleep for the last seventeen years The Mask is an American superhero film based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. The film was directed by Chuck Russell, and produced by Dark Horse Entertainment and New Line Cinema with Jim Carrey playing Stanley Ipkiss (also known as The Mask).
I watched this again recently and I must admit I enjoyed it all over again. I did notice a few things that never really jumped out at me before now. If you don't know (although I said it above) The Mask is based on a rather violent comic book which you can read up on HERE. I read the original graphic novel again last night and I'd not noticed before that some of the Mask's poses in this are taken straight from the first story. A little nod to the comic which I never really picked on before.
I know that some of the scenes and panels from the comic were adapted for the film but we're given a friendly spin to them and I still love the 'Tommy Gun' and the 'Ripley's Auto' scenes. They work well here even if you do know what happens in the original comic (If you don't it involves blood, massacre and slaughter).
The budget clearly went into the special effects but I couldn't help but notice it suffered visually in other non-mask scenes. Cameron Diaz while being a stunner to look at isn't really that good in this. I know it was her first film and since then (apart from the Angels film) she has gone on to be a great actress but some of her lines are delivered very badly. I also think it's a shame the Viking scene that should of been at the start of the film showing the Mask being buried was deletehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif/bmi_orig_img/blank.gifd. Somethings always bugged me about the start of the film where is just pops out of the chest.
Anyway if Carrey did indeed decided to return to the role of The Mask I'd be first in the queue to see it at the cinema. One thing for sure is it isn't going to be any worse than that Son of the Mask movie from a few years ago.
Posted by Jamie at 11:23