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SSSOMEBODY STOP ME!!!
Ssssssmoking!!! Jim Carrey stars in a action comedy based off the comic book by Dark Horse. In which a nerdy bank teller, Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey), goes through life as basically a "push over", and never has any luck with the ladies. Putting up with an annoying boss, a @#*^&and lord, and rip-off mechanics. Just as his life couldn't get any worse, he finds a mysterious mask, that supposedly contains the Norse God's, Loke, powers. Granting Stanley the powers similar to a cartoon character in which to obtain all the things he's ever wanted. Thus, turning him into a love crazed wild man trying to woo the likes of such babes like Cameron Diaz. However, after beating a mafia group to the punch on robbing a bank, Stanley finds himself in all sorts of troubles as he must take on the police and mafia all while trying to clear his name. Jim Carrey of course uses his slapstick humor to add to cartoon superhero, and the special effects are solid. The film is cliched and the most of the characters in this film are all one dimensional. That's not to say that audiences can't relate to "everyman" Stanley Ipkiss, or that this film isn't that good. However, this film's strongest points aren't in its' epic story, but it's pure fun to watch. The wacky cartoon like comedy action scenes reminiscent of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?." Keeping audiences intriqued and laughing at many hillarious scenes like when the Mask dodges bullets. Or when he accepts the Academy Award on screen, "The Mask" is just one wild ride. Except for the suggestive themes of the movie, like the samba dance with Cameron, this movie should be suitable for many families to watch. "The Mask" isn't a movie that people will remember for years to come, but it allows us all to laugh which it was intended for.