It could be just about anyone who can handle the delivery when in the Mask persona. Jim Carrey's approach to that character isn't necessarily the most appropriate one.
Who is your ideal Stanley Ipkiss?It could be just about anyone who can handle the delivery when in the Mask persona. Jim Carrey's approach to that character isn't necessarily the most appropriate one.
Also, there are several lead roles in the comics, not just one, and pretty much all of them wear the Mask at some point. Stanley Ipkiss is far from the lead in the comics and is equally far from being a good guy.
I honestly have no idea. Whoever plays that role should be equally capable of playing a psychotic loser and a wisecracking murder god, and nobody springs to mind at the moment.
Only up to a point. The movie stops being faithful to the comics once it's progressed to the point where Ipkiss would have to become a villain, choosing to instead make him into a heroic character who wins the girl and lives happily ever after. The entire point of the story (the Mask is dangerous and should be destroyed) is changed, turning the Mask into a funny gag instead.I guess rated-R, just for the sake of having a different take than the original.
The funny thing is, having read the original comics not too long ago (those Dark Horse omnibuses are great), the movie was actually quite faithful to them. They just substituted the violence with Tex Avery antics. But other than that, it's pretty much the exact same story beats and characters.