Thursday, June 28, 2007

Evan Almighty

Title: Evan Almighty (2007)
Dir: Tom Shadyac
Rating: *1/2 out of 5 stars

To be honest, I never liked Bruce Almighty. Too preachy, too mushy, and not very funny. Then lo and behold, Tom Shayac made a sequel that is too preachy, too mushy, and even less funny.

When we last saw newsman Evan Baxter (Steve Carell), he was being humiliated on-air by Jim Carrey in the first film. And now, for some reason, he is a politician. And for some reason, God has chosen him to build an ark and save Washington DC from an impending flood. In the process of doing this, Evan discovers faith, and grows closer to his family, and blah blah blah.

I love Mr. Carell, but this movie is beneath him. It's not unwatchable, but it's not really worth seeing either. It's not better than Bruce, but I wouldn't say it's worse either. Both films are rather dull to me. I suppose this kind of movie suffices for children, but it has no real entertainment value for adults.


Dadada DJ said...

how dare you say this movie is equal to bruce almighty....bruce was WAY better. Evan practically unwatchable. I mean, its no meet the spartans, but its still pretty stupid and pointless. Bruce i thought was pretty funny and it has Jim carrey his name points out...carries....the movie. unfortunately carrell cannot fare as well....hope you dont mind my 2 cents....