History Film / EvanAlmighty

14th Aug '16 4:09:33 AM morenohijazo
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* NoahsStoryArc: The film had the title character from the former assume the role of Noah when God informs him to make an ark because of an incoming flood.
12th Jul '16 6:21:28 PM Orome
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* ArtifactTitle: Evan is never actually given [[GodForADay almighty powers]], as Bruce is in the previous film.
11th Jun '16 8:39:31 PM Mdumas43073
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Evan Baxter (Creatod/SteveCarell), Bruce's rival from the first film, becomes a congressman and moves to Washington D.C. where {{God}} (Creator/MorganFreeman) forces him to become the next Noah, presumably to save people (and animals) from the next Flood. This causes people, even his family, to think he's going crazy.

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Evan Baxter (Creatod/SteveCarell), Bruce's rival from the first film, becomes a congressman and moves to Washington D.C. where {{God}} (Creator/MorganFreeman) forces him to become the next Noah, presumably to save people (and animals) and animals from the next Flood. This causes people, even his family, to think he's going crazy.
11th Jun '16 8:39:14 PM Mdumas43073
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The sequel to ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', spoofing the biblical story of The Flood and Noah's ark. Evan Baxter (Bruce's rival from the first film) becomes a congressman and moves to Washington D.C. where God forces him to become the next Noah, presumably to save people (and animals) from the next Flood. This causes people, even his family, to think he's going crazy.

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The A 2007 sequel to ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', spoofing the biblical story of The Flood and Noah's ark. ark.

Evan Baxter (Bruce's (Creatod/SteveCarell), Bruce's rival from the first film) film, becomes a congressman and moves to Washington D.C. where God {{God}} (Creator/MorganFreeman) forces him to become the next Noah, presumably to save people (and animals) from the next Flood. This causes people, even his family, to think he's going crazy.
11th Apr '16 10:24:01 AM erforce
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The sequel to ''BruceAlmighty'', spoofing the biblical story of The Flood and Noah's ark. Evan Baxter (Bruce's rival from the first film) becomes a congressman and moves to Washington D.C. where God forces him to become the next Noah, presumably to save people (and animals) from the next Flood. This causes people, even his family, to think he's going crazy.

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The sequel to ''BruceAlmighty'', ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', spoofing the biblical story of The Flood and Noah's ark. Evan Baxter (Bruce's rival from the first film) becomes a congressman and moves to Washington D.C. where God forces him to become the next Noah, presumably to save people (and animals) from the next Flood. This causes people, even his family, to think he's going crazy.
22nd Jan '16 7:44:15 AM Mikeyfan93
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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Besides the use of "works in mysterious ways", at the end of the Great Flood God had promised to never flood the entire world ever again. It's subverted because[[spoiler: although a global flood was implied, it was actually localised and not global (even if it did make a temporary ''inland sea''. Besides, God didn't cause it; man did.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Besides the use of "works in mysterious ways", at the end of the Great Flood God had promised to never flood the entire world ever again. It's subverted because[[spoiler: although because [[spoiler:although a global flood was implied, it was actually localised localized and not global (even if it did make a temporary ''inland sea''. Besides, God didn't cause it; man did.]]



* BigDamPlot: [[spoiler:the source of the flood.]]

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* BigDamPlot: [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:The source of the flood.]]



* NoPartyGiven: Evan drives a Hummer and watches {{MSNBC}} and to explain for non-US tropers this is a stereotypically Republican car and a network whose opinion shows tend to be Democratic-leaning.

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* NoPartyGiven: Evan drives a Hummer and watches {{MSNBC}} and and, to explain for non-US tropers tropers, this is a stereotypically Republican car and a network whose opinion shows tend to be Democratic-leaning.



* PunnyName: When God poses as a human, he claims to be "Al Mighty". There's also a waitress named "Eve Adams".

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* PunnyName: When God poses as a human, he claims to be "Al Mighty". There's also a waitress real estate agent named "Eve Adams".



* ShoutOut: Coupled with ActorAllusion, Jon Stewart and ''Series/TheDailyShow'' make a cameo appearance making fun of Evan. Carrell started off as a corresponant for ''The Daily Show'' along with Stephen Colbert in the "Steve and Steve" segment.



* TookALevelInJerkass: God's behaviour towards Evan is often bordering on downright ''[[KarmicTrickster cruel]]'', compared to the TricksterMentor he was to Bruce in the first film. At least he didn't make Bruce and the people in his life, question whether Bruce was losing his grip on reality, whereas Evan often is forced to look utterly ''insane''.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: God's behaviour behavior towards Evan is often bordering on downright ''[[KarmicTrickster cruel]]'', compared to the TricksterMentor he was to Bruce in the first film. At least he didn't make Bruce and the people in his life, question whether Bruce was losing his grip on reality, whereas Evan often is forced to look utterly ''insane''.
11th Oct '15 8:42:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ContinuityNod: Susan Ortega ([[Series/{{JAG}} Catherine]] [[ArmyWives Bell]]), the sexy co-anchor from the first film turns up briefly in the second (besides God and Evan she is the only returning character).

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* ContinuityNod: Susan Ortega ([[Series/{{JAG}} Catherine]] [[ArmyWives Bell]]), Ortega, the sexy co-anchor from the first film turns up briefly in the second (besides God and Evan she is the only returning character).
1st Oct '15 8:38:03 AM Berrenta
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* ArcNumber:: 614. See AsTheGoodBookSays.

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* ArcNumber:: ArcNumber: 614. See AsTheGoodBookSays.



* BelatedBackstory: Evan Baxter goes from a smug, vapid antagonist to a nice, well-meaning father and husband whose only real flaw is that he is a {{workaholic}}. Considering he [[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs doesn't even have the same job]] he had the first film he comes across more as a a brand new character that coincidentally has the same name and actor as the original Evan. Creator/SteveCarell admitted in an interview around the time of the movie's release, that ''Evan Almighty'' should just be looked upon as its own stand alone movie, and not as a sequel to ''Bruce Almighty'', and that all it really is, it's a retelling of Noah's Ark set in the present day.

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* BelatedBackstory: Evan Baxter goes from a smug, vapid antagonist to a nice, well-meaning father and husband whose only real flaw is that he is a {{workaholic}}. Considering he [[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands doesn't even have the same job]] he had the first film he comes across more as a a brand new character that coincidentally has the same name and actor as the original Evan. Creator/SteveCarell admitted in an interview around the time of the movie's release, that ''Evan Almighty'' should just be looked upon as its own stand alone movie, and not as a sequel to ''Bruce Almighty'', and that all it really is, it's a retelling of Noah's Ark set in the present day.
25th Sep '15 10:04:08 AM ChaoticNovelist
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The biggest budget comedy movie made at its time, although its critical response[[note]]23% on RottenTomatoes[[/note]] and box office performance might indicate money doesn't buy fun.



* [[IncrediblyLamePun Ark]] [[ArcNumber Number]]: 614. See AsTheGoodBookSays.
* [[ArcWords Ark Words]]: "One '''a'''ct of '''r'''andom '''k'''indness at a time."

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* [[IncrediblyLamePun Ark]] [[ArcNumber Number]]: ArcNumber:: 614. See AsTheGoodBookSays.
* [[ArcWords Ark Words]]: ArcWords: "One '''a'''ct of '''r'''andom '''k'''indness at a time."



* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Besides the [[SarcasmMode very subtle]] abuse of "works in mysterious ways", at the end of the Great Flood God had promised to never flood the entire world ever again. Subverted because[[spoiler: although a global flood was implied, it was actually localised and not global (even if it did make a temporary ''inland sea''. Besides, God didn't cause it; man did.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Besides the [[SarcasmMode very subtle]] abuse use of "works in mysterious ways", at the end of the Great Flood God had promised to never flood the entire world ever again. Subverted It's subverted because[[spoiler: although a global flood was implied, it was actually localised and not global (even if it did make a temporary ''inland sea''. Besides, God didn't cause it; man did.]]



* BelatedBackstory: Evan Baxter goes from a smug, vapid antagonist to a nice, well-meaning father and husband whose only real flaw is that he is a {{workaholic}}. Considering he [[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs doesn't even have the same job]] he had the first film he comes across more as a a brand new character that coincidentally has the same name and actor as the original Evan.
** Creator/SteveCarell admitted in an interview around the time of the movie's release, that ''Evan Almighty'' should just be looked upon as its own stand alone movie, and not as a sequel to ''Bruce Almighty'', and that all it really is, it's a retelling of Noah's Ark set in the present day.

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* BelatedBackstory: Evan Baxter goes from a smug, vapid antagonist to a nice, well-meaning father and husband whose only real flaw is that he is a {{workaholic}}. Considering he [[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs doesn't even have the same job]] he had the first film he comes across more as a a brand new character that coincidentally has the same name and actor as the original Evan.
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Evan. Creator/SteveCarell admitted in an interview around the time of the movie's release, that ''Evan Almighty'' should just be looked upon as its own stand alone movie, and not as a sequel to ''Bruce Almighty'', and that all it really is, it's a retelling of Noah's Ark set in the present day.



* DolledUpInstallment: Was not originally written as a sequel to ''Bruce Almighty''. That would explain why the character Evan Baxter has a different personality, and really isn't the {{Jerkass}} he was in the first film, though Evan did go through character development at the end.

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* DolledUpInstallment: Was It was not originally written as a sequel to ''Bruce Almighty''. That would explain Almighty'' and this explains why the character Evan Baxter has a different personality, and really isn't the {{Jerkass}} he was in the first film, though Evan did go through character development at the end.



* GaiasVengeance: God's plan [[InMysteriousWays looks like this]] at times. He seems to think the valley Evan lives in looked better before it was filled with houses, and then there's the NoEndorHolocaust ending.
** Ultimately a subversion, as it turns out [[spoiler: The flood was caused by corrupt humans cutting corners on the construction of a dam, not by God or nature.]]
* GreenAesop: In the first ten minutes, we see Evan driving a Hummer, ordering kitchen units in wood from old-growth rainforests, and considering sponsoring a bill to open up national parks for development. Oh, and he [[KickTheDog hates animals]]. Wonder where this is going?

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* GaiasVengeance: God's plan [[InMysteriousWays looks like this]] at times. He seems to think the valley Evan lives in looked better before it was filled with houses, and then there's the NoEndorHolocaust ending.
** Ultimately
ending. It's ultimately a subversion, as it turns out [[spoiler: The flood was caused by corrupt humans cutting corners on the construction of a dam, not by God or nature.]]
* GreenAesop: In the first ten minutes, we see Evan driving a Hummer, ordering kitchen units in wood from old-growth rainforests, and considering sponsoring a bill to open up national parks for development. Oh, and he He [[KickTheDog hates animals]]. Wonder where this is going?animals too]].



* IncrediblyInconvenientDeity: Evan grows a beard all of a sudden, is forced to build an ark, and, well, other VERY annoying stuff.

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* IncrediblyInconvenientDeity: Evan grows a beard all of a sudden, is forced to build an ark, and, well, ark among other VERY annoying stuff.things.



* NoPartyGiven: Evan drives a Hummer and watches {{MSNBC}}.
** To explain for non-US tropers: that's a stereotypically Republican car and a network whose opinion shows tend to be Democratic-leaning.

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* NoPartyGiven: Evan drives a Hummer and watches {{MSNBC}}.
** To
{{MSNBC}} and to explain for non-US tropers: that's tropers this is a stereotypically Republican car and a network whose opinion shows tend to be Democratic-leaning.



* RunningGag: Bird poop. [[ToiletHumor Lots and lots of bird poop.]]

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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Bird poop. [[ToiletHumor Lots and lots of bird poop.]]



* SelectiveObliviousness: No one seems to notice the changes in Evan that seem to happen instantly. No one notices Evan's clothes teleport off him and into a neatly folded bundle in a nationally televised hearing. No one notices Evan's hair change from brown to white overnight?

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* SelectiveObliviousness: No one seems to notice the changes in Evan that seem to happen instantly. No one notices Evan's clothes teleport off him and into a neatly folded bundle in a nationally televised hearing. No one notices Evan's hair change from brown to white overnight?overnight.



* TookALevelInJerkass: God's behaviour towards Evan is often bordering on downright ''[[KarmicTrickster cruel]]'', compared to the TricksterMentor he was to Bruce in the first film. At least he didn't make Bruce and the people in his life, question whether Bruce was losing his grip on reality, whereas Evan often is forced to look utterly ''insane'', for no good reason whatsoever!

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* TookALevelInJerkass: God's behaviour towards Evan is often bordering on downright ''[[KarmicTrickster cruel]]'', compared to the TricksterMentor he was to Bruce in the first film. At least he didn't make Bruce and the people in his life, question whether Bruce was losing his grip on reality, whereas Evan often is forced to look utterly ''insane'', for no good reason whatsoever!''insane''.
22nd Jul '15 9:09:12 PM Medictf2
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Joan prays that career-obsessed Evan will spend more time with his family.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Joan prays that career-obsessed Evan will spend more time with his family.family, Cue a month-long family project that could save them and fellow politicians.



* TheCassandra: As in the original.

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* TheCassandra: As in the original.original, Baxter's the wannabe he was after Bruce's godly powers wrecked his anchor job.



* InMysteriousWays

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* InMysteriousWaysInMysteriousWays: The 555 materials supplier? Check. Knowing the dam would burst? A mystery only God knew.



** Also the Dance.

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** Also the Dance.Dance, which made it's way into the credits.



* SpinOff
* StealthHiBye: God.

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* SpinOff
SpinOff: This movie shows what would happen if Evan, not Bruce gained God's powers for good.
* StealthHiBye: God. Now you see him, now you don't.
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