Yet Another Jim Carrey-less sequel
Remember “Dumb and Dumber-er,” with all it’s lame poop and brain freeze jokes? If your answer is yes, I’d be willing to be the only thing you remember is how incredibly bad it was.
What about “Son of the Mask”? Even its utter shittiness wasn’t enough for people to remember this tanker.
Well, Hollywood has continued the “Bastardizing Jim Carrey Movies Tour,” and they’re going after Ace Ventura with a direct-to-DVD (thank God this inevitable piece of shit won’t see the light of day in theaters) project entitled either “Ace Ventura 3” or “Ace Ventura Jr.,” depending on who you ask.
The chubby kid, Josh Flitter, will be playing Ace’s kid and the lead in this movie. Hey, at least he got the hair right — this picture was good for a laugh, probably the only chuckle this movie is good for.
I’m really glad to see that Jim Carrey is steering clear of these potential career-ending sequels. I’m sure it’s tempting to do a sequel to “The Mask” or “Dumb and Dumber,” especially if the pay check is big enough, but these movies are clearly better off left alone.
A synopsis (which conveniently explains Carrey’s abscence) is available at Moviehole:
After his African adventure in “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls,” Ace returned to Florida, married girlfriend Melissa (Ann Cusack) and became the doting father of a baby boy. Never one to sit still, Ace’s curious nature took him on another remote case. The goofball gumshoe was never to be seen or heard from again.
Single mom Melissa couldn’t fully put the past behind her. Now a zookeeper, she and Ace Jr. (Flitter) have made a life carrying on without her husband. Much to Melissa’s chagrin, however, 12-year-old Ace Jr. has begun to follow in his father’s comic footsteps. He has recently become a pet detective for the 7th grade set, often trying to recover classmates’ missing pets, and always with big mishaps.
But when a master animal thief abducts a baby panda and his mom is wrongly arrested of the crime, Ace Jr. must jump into action. Now, with the help of pals Laura and tech wizard A-Plus, young Ace must bring the thief to justice and do his inane and lovable dad’s memory justice.
Ugh, Ugh, Ugh. This sounds baaaaad. Yes, bad with five a’s. Once again, thanks to direct-to-DVD, so this project can leak through the cracks largely ignored. The first one-sheet for the flick is below, complete with the tagline “He’s the burping, farting, snorting, spitting image of his dad” (I’m completely speechless at this point. This looks AWFUL):