This movie is based off of the popular Darkhorse Comic Book: The Mask. The Mask contains ancient powers that give the wearer the ablilities of a god, in this case the Norse night god Loki who used his powers for mischeif. The mask amplifies the personality of the person wearing it. Stanely Ipkiss who loves cartoons and works at a bank comes across the Mask after a really bad night. Stanley Ipkiss is a loser but has a good heart. When he puts on the Mask he becomes a living cartoon character. (Played by Jim Carrey)