"God" is actually Loki, the Norse trickster God.He thought it would be hilarious to give a mortal supernatural power. Bruce doesn't gain true omnisenscience, because Loki can't grant it, because he's not GOD, almighty creator of the universe. Loki made himself appear as the Judeo-Christian God, because this is the one Bruce is most familiar with. It also explains why "God" doesn't seem to care what damage Bruce causes with his new powers, it's all for the sake of a prank.
God, as played by Morgan Freeman, is not actually God.If Bruce had actually been given all of God's powers, he would have had omniscience, which would have led to him knowing the consequences of his actions before they happen. Instead, he's portrayed as being able to grant prayers without any comprehension of what will happen as a result. Thus, Freeman's character isn't really God at all, but a dybbuk, a Jewish trickster-spirit somewhere along the lines of a djinn.
God, as played by Morgan Freeman, is not actually God.Same title, different tack to the previous entry - since God is perfectly willing to let Bruce fuck with whatever he pleases, he is advocating it; if he weren't, he'd stop Bruce. As a result, this means that "God" is quite happy to let Bruce kill or ruin the lives of hundreds, maybe thousands of Malaysians as the result of his lunar shenanigans, and who knows what damage the comet did to the people of Buffalo? A prime tenet of Christianity is that God is all-loving, and a God that gives one man His powers and then allows that man to wreak havoc on the world cannot be all-loving. Hence God, as played by Morgan Freeman, cannot actually be God.
God, as played by Morgan Freeman, is not actually God.He's Morgan "Yahweh" Freeman, and the movie is a documentary of how he spends his daily life.
Morgan Freeman, as played by God, is not actually Morgan Freeman.He's God. He just calls himself Morgan Freeman in order to walk among us undisturbed.
Morgan Freeman, as played by God, is actually Morgan Freeman.If Morgan Freeman started wielding around world-controlling powers, wouldn't you be scared. Thus, Morgan Freeman created the God persona so he could, ya know, use his Morgan Freeman powers.
God, as played by Morgan Freeman, is not actually God.He's the devil. That's why he doesn't care, etc, from previous entries.
Bruce is hallucinating while having a nervous breakdownWhen Bruce was passed over for the big promotion and then got fired, it broke his brain. Most of the movie is him in a fantasy world, exacting vengeance on the people he believes wronged him and hearing "prayers" in his head. The events around him, like the tidal waves, actually do happen, but his brain makes him believe that he's responsible. The muggers ran away because they see him talking to an anal-dwelling Butt Monkey and thought he was Ax-Crazy. His girlfriend breaks up with him because he was losing his mind. At the end, he stumbles out into the street and gets run over. He then spends some time in the hospital while the doctors prescribe him anti-psychotic medication. When he wakes up, he's back to normal and no longer "God".
Bruce is, and always has been, a Reality Warper who created a "God" to give him an excuse to release his powers.He subconsciously feared letting himself get corrupted by his power, so he made an impressive, yet kindly father figure who could give him "permission" to release a fraction of his vast power, yet place limitations on its use and would have the power to supposedly take it away. In reality all theses limits were self-imposed.
God, as played by Morgan Freeman, never transferred his powers to Bruce.God simply gave to Bruce the illusion of being almighty, while he (God) was always the one behind anything Bruce did. For example, Bruce was never omniscient: he could never predict the consequences of his "miracles" (which he would have, had he actually known everything that can be known), and he needed a physical support to know people's prayers, instead of knowing them naturally because of omniscience. And there are situations where Bruce's powers don't work at all, which contradicts the very meaning of "almighty". There could have been a simple test to confirm or falsify this wild guess: Bruce should have tried to banish God to Hell. If Bruce was really almighty (and God was powerless), he would have succeeded. If his condition was an illusion created by God, God would have cast Bruce to Hell for sacrilege instead.
Bruce is JesusBruce is the second coming of Jesus and is as powerful as Morgod. Bruce's powers are slowly opened up with a bit of playacting. Bruce then slowly goes mad with power, then just mad. Then he asks Morgod to shut down his powers and let him live out his life as Bruce. Morgod realizes Jesus isn't ready to come back and lets him do so. As a bonus, all this would explain why Bruce can violate the rule of 'You can't screw with people's free will'. After all, who -wants- a Rape Monkey up the butt? Sure, the mugger was evil but still had free will.
Any disasters outside of Buffalo caused by Bruce's power misuse didn't actually happen.The meteor's kinetic energy was dissipated with surprising efficiency and relatively little scenery damage. The moon would have caused more problems than some tide problems in Malasia were it pulled to 1/2 to 1/4 of its normal distance from the earth, and likely would have been pulled partway into the earth's shadow (I don't recall the time of night and don't know the NESW directions from the apartment). All of the news reports were fake, the people of Buffalo slowly had their memories clouded over, and the rest of the world didn't even know about any of the events. The "borrow God's power" gambit could be happening all the time. It could have happened last month... in your own town.
God only granted Bruce a very small portion of his powers and was never on "vacation."
God, as played by Morgan Freeman, is not actually God.He's a construct of Bruce's mind, who's unaware of his godlike powers until it happens, in some Haruhiesque kind of plot. Bruce himself could even be Haruhi, in one of her Universe's rebuilds.
God, as played by Morgan Freeman, is not actually God.He's an orisha that decided to teach Bruce a little lesson about how power can be bad.
God, as played by Morgan Freeman, is actually God.Here because it clearly is not a given (see many of the WMGs above).
God, as played by Morgan Freeman, is actually Morgan Freeman.He looks just like him.
Morgan Freeman Is God.Self-explanatory.
God Is Morgan FreemanIt's the way you say it. The preceding WMG assumes God is God's real name, with Morgan Freeman as a secondary. This is wrong. Morgan Feeman is Morgan Freeman's name, and God is just a nickname for Morgan Freeman.
Morgan Freeman, as played by Morgan Freeman, is actually Morgan Freeman.Self-explanatory
God, as played by Morgan Freeman, isn't actually GodHe's the last guy that God gave some power to. The only way for him to return to being normal was to pass the powers to someone else. At the end of the movie the other guy sees how badly Bruce has handled the powers and took them back.
God never gave Bruce any "real" control over the world......Because the whole time, they were in a type of closed space.
Jack Nicholson is Satan.Rule of Cool. Don't forget The Bucket List, which had Morgan Freeman as well. They better have him as Satan if they make another one.
Evan Baxter is a Woobie.He was only a Jerk Ass in Bruce Almighty because the news station didn't want someone meek doing the news. They wanted someone outgoing and good humored. And, since he was a workaholic (who didn't want to lose his job), he went along with it, and hid his true personality, which wasn't revealed until the sequel.
God restored the Status Quo after getting his powers back from Bruce.This is the only way I can accept the Esoteric Happy Ending.
Bruce didn't really come back in the end.Bruce was asked by God (assuming that he really is God) if he learned anything, so to speak, from the whole events of the film. When he knew Bruce had learned to be a better person, Bruce was sent to heaven. Alternately, he died in the car crash way in the beginning, everything up until he was hit by the truck was purgatory, and then he went to heaven.
God, as played by Morgan Freeman, is actually George Burns.Just with LOTS of make-up. (extra points if you get the reference)
God let Bruce keep some of the powers given to him.There has been no explanation to whether or not Bruce kept the powers, had them taken away or got to keep some. It is implied by his girlfriend that his ability to pleasure her while not in the room with her is still there and after the homeless man revealed himself to be god in disguise, he seems to be keeping an extra eye on him. It is also never explained what happened to Bruce and Grace in the sequel as well so odds are he is probably still playing god in Buffalo.
God is the actual maker of the movie; it was to tell people to stop trying to obtain godlike powers.God gave some of his powers to Bruce, but not all of them. Bruce did not have omniscience because the human brain could not handle it. God knew what Bruce would do, and had already prepared for it. That is why the damage was not too bad.
Bruce actually COULD tell people about his powersThink about it, the actual line from the film is: "You have all my powers, use them any way you choose. There are only 2 rules: You can't tell anybody you're God, believe me you don't want that kind of attention, and you can't mess with free will." So don't you see? Bruce simply wasn't allowed to tell people that he was God, which would have been a lie anyway. Nothing in that says he can't tell them the truth, that God had given him his powers. Of course, it's probably for the best that Bruce didn't figure that out, since if he had worked out that he could tell people about his powers, since otherwise it could easily have been used to bypass the ban on affecting free will. "Yes I can't directly make you obey me, but if you don't do what I say, then I'll send you to hell." Frankly, considering how much of a bastard Bruce is with these limits in place, humanity would have had no hope if Bruce had figured out this loophole.
Bruce created a number of shows such as Revolution with his own imagination.Since Bruce has God-like powers at hand, there's very little he cannot do. Unfortunately, he didn't put much thought into them, and so a number of these shows created by him ended up as quite flawed.
The film is an adaptation of Book of Job.A guy hits hard times. A guy goes through Rage Against the Heavens. God shows him exactly how powerful He is. The guy learns his lesson.