Becky and I took the kids to see the new Evan Almighty at the Colorado Cinemas theaters in Castle Rock, Colorado on opening weekend. The Yahoo movies website at Evan Almighty describes the movie as follows:
“Newly elected to Congress, the polished, preening newscaster, Evan Baxter, is the next one anointed by God to accomplish a holy mission–walking in the footsteps of Bruce Almighty. Evan leaves Buffalo behind and shepherds his family to suburban northern Virginia. Once there, his life gets turned upside-down when God appears and mysteriously commands him to build an ark.”
Call me nuts, but I thought this movie was going to be really stupid going into it. It looked to me like it was a remake of Bruce Almighty and the script had to be so bad that they couldn’t get Jim Carey to come back and play the starring role again. The critics really creamed the movie too, so I wasn’t expecting much going into it.
Sometimes it pays to not have high hopes going into movies and this was one of them. The movie isn’t bad, but it’s not great either. The kids really liked it, the story was pretty silly and it really didn’t make much sense to have elephants, monkeys and giraffes showing up in an area where they weren’t being threatened by a flood. It made it look like God didn’t really understand the geographical area that was threatened by the flood, which was pretty goofy.
Beyond the obvious problems with the story, the acting was good and there were some very funny lines in the film. It doesn’t matter though because the kids really liked it. I thought it was rental.
John – ** Rental
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
The Kids Review
Corban – *** Worth The Trip
Bianca – *** Worth The Trip
Conroy – **** Don’t Miss it
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