A surprisingly brutal and mature fan film based on the original Dark Horse The Mask comics (not the Jim Carrey movie). It’s recommended to watch the short prequel film (Rise of the Mask) first.
Christina M. Tomlinson
Pierre vaucher, Danheim
Michael Bugard & Tim Parrish
Revenge of the Mask delivers a much darker, brutal and serious take on the Dark Horse The Mask comics than the Jim Carrey movie. There are some funny moments but on the whole it swaps physical comedy for physical brutality and it delivers a fantastic little movie in the process. It’s not often that you get fan films that are longer than fifteen minutes which also manage to sustain high production standards and a worthwhile story but Revenge of the Mask does a very good job, with good acting, great cinematography and high quality visual FX throughout. There are some excellent gross-out moment and Michael Bugard does a particularly good job of delivering a delightfully dark and deranged take on the green-faced anti-hero.
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All I ask from fan films is that they look like they were made by fans - actual fans - of the material. In this case, I'd've been happy if it took after the original comic or the Jim Carey vehicle - either way.
And what we got was both, and so much more. Really, really great stuff here. Elements from both sources blended together into brutal violence and black comedy. The comedy part needs some work, but man, this is SO VERY WORTH YOUR TIME.
We need to get these guys a budget. Maybe a little film school would help, but mostly a budget.
Was initially expecting something more akin to the Carrey Movie, but this got incredibly dark. Loved it!