With the exception of two Ace Ventura movies, Jim Carrey has actually been able to spend most of his career avoiding really terrible sequels. Movies like Dumb and Dumber, The Mask and Bruce Almighty were all given the sequel treatment, but Carrey, not wanting to soil material that he liked being a part of, decided not to be involved. As a result audiences received Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, Son of the Mask and Evan Almighty, three of the worst examples of comedy from the last decade. Up until now Carrey has looked like the smartest guy in the room. Sadly that may change. Speaking with Coming Soon at a press event for Mr. Popper's Penguins - due out on June 17 - the actor revealed that he has some interest in "returning to some old characters that everyone has been asking about," namely Bruce Almighty and Dumb and Dumber.
So here's the question: were Dumb and Dumberer and Evan Almighty bad because Jim Carrey wasn't involved, or was it because sequels were 100% unnecessary? It's worth noting that the former didn't have the original writers or directors attached (the latter can't use that excuse), but considering the last two movies the Farrelly brothers made are The Heartbreak Kid and Hall Pass, one has to wonder if bringing them back would actually help. I wouldn't complain about seeing more Carrey, but I'd prefer to see him take on original projects.
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