Son of the Mask – Filtered
This newest film in the “Mask” series focuses on aspiring cartoonist Tim Avery (Kennedy) who is feeling reluctant to become a father when he finds that he has to take care of a baby with amazing abilities…somehow, the baby has the powers of the Mask of Loki, a mythological object that transforms its user into a manic shapeshifter alter-ego. As bad as a baby with godlike powers might seem, the ‘really’ bad news is that Loki (Cumming) wants his mask back…
In this sequel to “The Mask,” the god Thor sends his mischievous son, Loki, to earth to find the mask that he created and to get it out of the human realm. Before he finds it, Tim Avery gets a hold of it, puts it on, and his wild side comes out. As a result his wife gets pregnant and they have a son, Alvey. Because Alvey was conceived while Tim was wearing the mask, he has all of the loony shape-shifting powers that Loki created the mask to possess. At first, Tim had no desire to be a dad and Alvey knows it. But, while being left alone with his son for a week, he comes to realize how awesome it is to be a dad and how much he wants to love his son and have that reciprocated. Mythology is major in this movie and the “gods” that are involved have many powers, creation included. It is very similar to the first movie,” The Mask,” in that the cartoonish animation is very good, but somewhat graphic when it comes to the violence. That in itself wouldn’t be enough to turn away from this film, but the mythology portrayed as true and the incantations that are involved do not allow Dove to approve this movie.