This sorry little offspring of the 1994 hit features Jamie Kennedy blundering along for the absent Jim Carrey, who starred in the original. The filmmakers have toned down the action and purged whatever traces of adult mentality the original possessed to present the followup as a family-friendly flick. Yet the antics are so dumb, they likely will annoy even young children.

Kennedy plays a hubby who takes on shape-shifting superpowers after donning an ancient mask, gets frisky with his wife, then faces no end of mayhem when his baby is born possessing the same abilities. Alan Cumming, Bob Hoskins and Traylor Howard co-star.

Rated: PG for action, crude and suggestive humor, and language. Running time: 95 minutes. Rating: 1/ 1/2 oyut of 4 stars.

– David Germain, AP movie writer

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