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Byline: Terry Lawson
One of the more unexpectedly gratifying developments of the past few years _ for people who welcome them, anyway _ has been comic book movie sequels that are better than the originals. Both the second "X-Men" movie and "Spider-Man 2" were better than their predecessors.
The key seems to be bringing together the team while the creative blood runs hot and then adding a drop or two of new plasma. In the case of "Son of the Mask," however, there has been a complete transfusion.
A sequel to "The Mask," a decade-old, special effects comedy that convinced those of us who didn't roll over for "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" that Jim …