Director: Chuck Russell
Stars out of 10: 8.3
One of my earliest favourite film, The Mask
also happens to be one of the earliest darkest.
Based on the popular cartoon series of the same
name (I was a big fan of them), the silver-screen
adaptation is equally funny and brilliant. The
first time when Stanley transforms into the
titular character was one of the earliest scariest
scenes I’d ever seen. From the age of 6 till 9-or-
10, I must’ve seen it over 30 times and I just saw
it again recently and it still remains one of my
Any other better actor for the titular character
than Jim Carrey? One of his damn greatest
screen roles to date and his most impressive so
far, although I also like him in Eternal
Sunshine. He handled his character flawlessly
and gave us one of craziest, zaniest heroes to ever
grace the silver-screen. Then we have (the then
juicy) Cameron Diaz in her debut. I like her
as an actress but I’m not too gaga about her looks
and all but her character, Tina Carlyle,
alongside Ming-Na’s Chun-Li from Street
Fighter were two of my earliest childhood
crushes. Come to think of it, I think the first two
ever. Anyway, she was pretty good but I liked the
duo of Jim Doughan and Peter Riegert.
They were pretty good in their roles but the main
icing was Peter Greene as the main
antagonist Dorian Tyrell. He has always been a great character actor and has a great screen dominating power. If you remember at-least two of his cameos, then you will know what I’m talking about. Dorian is one of the best villains I’ve ever seen on the big screen.
So, the whole setup is amazing and Jim Carrey alongside most of the cast will keep you entertained throughout. A fun movie, and quite dark!