Son of the Mask
- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2005 1 Jan
The overwhelmingly negative response to this year's first big sequel—
David DiCerto (Catholic News Service) says it's "daffy but disappointingly derivative. Where the 1994 film made story and character secondary to gimmicky special effects, the new movie bypasses them altogether in favor of dazzling funhouse tricks. The movie imparts a welcome pro-family message about the importance of parenting that makes much of its puerility somewhat more palatable."
And—brace yourself for this—Steven Isaac (Plugged In) discovered that the film is being marketed as an educational tool. "The official Web site includes downloadable teachers' guides and classroom activities, stating that