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Recap / The Nostalgia Critic S 6 E 3

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Release: March 5, 2013

Film: Son of the Mask (2005)

Tagline: That movie's evil I tells ya! Evil! EEEEEEEEVILLLLLLLLL!

This review contains examples of:

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Santa Christ.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Satan, when Kim Kardashian tells him she got rid of Son of the Mask.
  • Continuity Nod: The Critic compares the baby with Loki's face to the Schwarzenegger baby.
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  • Cool Car: The only thing in the entire film that he genuinely compliments:
    Critic: So, they work their way into the Charlie Sheen-mobile—actually, to be fair... that car's fucking awesome.
  • Cruel Mercy: Evilina decides to let the Devil spare the Critic despite his pleas to die after watching the horror show that was Son of the Mask, leaving him all the more despondent.
  • Downer Ending: The Critic is left crying due to Satan refusing to kill him, and closes with "I'm the Nostalgia Critic... I remember it... because it'll never go away!!". He then drops out of frame to continue crying some more.
  • Driven to Suicide: The Critic wants Satan to kill him after seeing the movie, but gets rebuffed.
    • He doesn't seem particularly thrilled when he survives his heart attack, either.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even Satan thinks Son of the Mask is too terrifying for any sane human to comprehend, and he briefly chews out Kim for having sent it into the human world.
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  • Film the Hand: Satan does this when his daughter interrupts his message to his minions.
  • Gilligan Cut: Kim tells Satan that no one will look for the Son of the Mask DVD in a trash can in the human world—which is exactly where the Critic finds it.
  • Hollywood Heart Attack: The Critic when he sees the Schwarzenegger baby and Loki baby back to back.
  • Identical Grandson: Both Evilina and her mom Kim Kardashian are played by Rachel Tietz.
  • Nightmare Fuel: invoked The Critic screams a lot in this.
  • Overly Long Scream / Screams Like a Little Girl: The Critic while viewing the scene of the baby inflating his head. It lasted the entire commercial break.
  • invokedPadding: The Critic accused the portion where Odin takes Loki's powers away only to give them back to him a bit later as the filmmakers trying to make the film go longer.
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  • Plot Hole: The Critic points out that during the brief period where Loki has his immortality taken away, he still reacts to Amusing Injuries as if he didn't lose it.
  • Running Gag: This review repeatedly loves to freeze-frame disturbing images and slap on the text, "A Family Picture".
  • Shout-Out
    • Satan's daughter is obsessed with My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
    • The Critic says that Tim's dog has more dog-related stuff in his room than Gromit.
    • The Critic's reaction upon seeing Odin for the first time is "Rip Yosemite Sam Winkle! Actually, that's Bob Hoskins as Odin, probably thankful for his retirement whenever he pops this movie in."
    • Odin's face appearing in the clouds is compared to God, which is further highlighted by dubbing over the audio from that scene.
    • Masked Tim is referred to as "Mutant Ninja Archie".
    • "And if you thought Bella's pregnancy was freaky, take a look at this shit."
    • The Critic asks if Odin lives in awkward segues and shows him in a segue from Austin Powers.
    • The Critic wonders what would happen if Jamie Kennedy was in The Avengers.
    • After Santa Christ's attempt to exorcise the movie fails to stop it, he gives the Critic Game of Thrones as a parting gift.
    • Santa Christ's scenes in general are heavily based on Galdalf's scenes in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, specifically the ones where he confronts Frodo about the One Ring, and his last stand against the Balrog.
  • Sick and Wrong: The Critic regarding the Alvie urinating scene.
    Critic: Why are you making me think about a baby with three penises? What twisted pigshit does that?!
    • The Devil summoned by the Critic's screams.
      Devil: (to Evilina) C'mon. I'm going to show you an evil worse than Hasbro.
  • Slasher Smile: Kim Kardashian gives one when she tells Satan that she threw away the Son of the Mask DVD in the human world, in a place where no one would find it: a trash can—out of which the Critic takes it.
  • So Proud of You: After Evilina shows off she's truly Satan's daughter, he beams with pride saying "That's my girl."
  • Subverted Catchphrase: "I'm the Nostalgia Critic, I remember it... because it'll never go away!!"
  • Take That!
    • Satan's wife is Kim Kardashian (Rachel). Kanye West is referred to as her "artificial husband", who she thinks is "broken".
    • When Kim tells Satan that she's been making Evilina see more age-appropiate shows, which is why she's acting like a sweet girl instead of a spawn of Satan.
    Kim: Like, My Little Pony...
    Satan: (irritated) Ohh!
    Kim: Care Bears...
    Satan: Ohhhh!
    Kim: Dora the Explorer...
    Satan: OHHHH!
    Kim: Bratz...
    Satan: Okay, that's not too bad.
    Kim: ...and Thomas the Tank Engine.
    • When the Critic notes that the only cast member from the original movie in this one is Ben Stein, he notes that that's like making Ghostbusters III and the only cast member you bring over is the lamp from scene 22, though he notes that to be fair, the lamp would give a better performance than Ben Stein.
    • The Critic says that this film's Loki is almost as silly as Tom Hiddleston in The Avengers, but not quite.
    • The Critic is so annoyed by Masked Tim's dancing that he contacts Vanilla Ice to save the movie.
    • The Critic calls Jamie Kennedy too busy trying to be Zach Braff's unfunny clone, but admits that to be fair, it isn't always easy looking after a demonic version of the E*Trade baby.
    • Satan invented Twitter to dumb down the world.
    • CR's response to seeing Evilina's father in the middle of their My Little Pony conversation? "Is that your dad? Tell him I blame him for that shitty abomination of a third season!"
  • Tempting Fate:
    • Kim says that she put the movie in a place where nobody would find it. Cut to the Critic finding it in a public garbage can.
    • The Critic asks if the movie can throw more disturbing imagery at us, it goes to the scene with Loki as a girl scout.
    • Seeing the adult-faced baby, the Critic tells the audience if they can imagine seeing that side-by-side with the Schwarzenegger baby from Junior. The screen happily complies, and has the Critic scrambling for his heart attack medication.
  • invokedUncanny Valley: Everything CGI in this movie horrifies the Critic and for good reason.
  • invokedWhat Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The Critic keeps criticizing the movie as being marketed for kids despite all the frequent disturbing imagery. He keeps freeze framing particularly disturbing imagesnote  and overlays them with the words "a FAMILY picture!"

"Say 'da da'." "Mother."

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