Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Evan Almighty


Evan Almighty
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 23% (Critics) / 56% (Audience)
Directed By: Tom Shadyac
Written By: Steve Oedekerk
Starring: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Wanda Sykes and Lauren Graham
Studio: Universal Pictures

Synopsis: 40-Year-Old Virgin star Steve Carell reprises his role as preening newscaster Evan Baxter in this heavenly sequel to the 2003 Jim Carrey comedy hit. Shortly after television anchorman-turned-U.S. congressman Evan Baxter (Carell) relocates his family from Buffalo to Northern Virginia, God (Morgan Freeman) reveals to him that a devastating flood is coming and the planet is about to be cleansed once again. Later, when Baxter accepts the responsibility of building a great ark and his rapidly changing physical appearance begins to draw media attention, his skeptical family attempts to discern if his actions are driven by delusion or divine intervention. (Source)

The Good:
I cannot think of one good thing to say about this colossal waste of film.

The Bad:
Where to start. Howzabout the fact that this so-called comedy is not funny. Not funny in the least. Nothing more than a single chuckle was elicited from me through the entire painful viewing experience.
And how exactly can a movie that has Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman and Wanda Sykes in it not have any redeemable qualities? Hopefully director Tom Shadyac keeps doing documentaries and spares the world any more of these scripted nightmares.

The Ugly:
While the written jokes were horrible the crappy site gags reached new levels of suckiness.

Final Verdict: I am still coming up empty with this film. Aside from reiterating that it is horrible I have nothing else to say. Zip. Zilch. Nada. F

2 thoughts on “Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Evan Almighty”

  1. well thanks for helping me dodge that bullet! Evan Almighty was up next in my Netflix queue—NOT! lol! I love Steve Carell but I could smell the stinkyness of this one through my analog TV screen, you know the old, fat back heavy ones? Yeah. 😀

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