The Mask Reviews
I consider this a dark comedy. It isn't funny. It isn't for children. It isn't pleasant or enjoyable to watch. The Mask character is not a fun character at all. Jim Carrey has made several of these blockbuster successes that are horrible films , such as How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cable Guy. These films are not funny nor pleasant viewing experiences. Perhaps these are qualities that Carrey brings to these films himself.
What surprises me is that this could have been more light-hearted, with The Mask character being more child-friendly. This would have launched The Mask dolls, games and sequels. Instead this was a massive success in its day and become largely forgotten. It is NOT a classic.
VERY GOOD... 7/10 OR 3.5/5
Cameron Diaz was good throughout BUT... The best part about this movie was the dog. When Jim Carey's character couldn't handle things on his own, the dog was there.. And the funniest part of the film was when the dog put on the mask. That was a good laugh. The mask is an enjoyable fun movie, and it deserves some credit.