Mask: But I'm the judge, and YOUR all playing a childish game right now, oh, and I was in another world that have talking colorful animals and I took this status from them. *Pulls out Discord and pushes him down the floor, freeing him* Discord: I'm free!! It might not be Equestria, but I'll sure have fun here. Phoenix: Are you trying to make yourself guilty?!
HOLD IT! The Mask II were in the planning stages after the success of the first movie, Chuck Russell had intentions to produce the sequel (which was mentioned in the DVD commentary) but due to Jim Carrey's lack of interest in recurring character roles the project was dropped.
Son of the Mask was made in a different era of time, ten years in fact so it had to appeal to a new completely new generation of viewers. Time changes things, sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad, allow me to give you an example.
Lets go back five years prior to your first movie, Dark Horse's comic series 'The Mask' was violent, full of gore and now suitable for young viewers, if comics had age ratings it would be a 12/PG-13 at the least. Now during the early stages of your movie Chuck Russell wanted to appeal to all of the family, the newer generation if you will.
Now let me ask you a question Mr. Mask, who would you rather be? A psychotic murderer or the troublesome superhero?
(Holy-- I'm actually defending Son of The Mask now D: .)