YMMV: Evan Almighty

  • Anvilicious: Not by as much as the critics made out, but the film does have a much more overtly Christian influence than Bruce Almighty did.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: The ending glosses over the millions of dollars of property damage, the hundreds of people who probably died, and the fact that everyone on the ark, such as the Baxters, has lost their homes and possessions. Believe it or not, this is a huge improvement over the original scripted ending, which had no twist to the scenario at all; there's a world-ending flood and the ones on the ark are the only survivors. Naturally, it didn't take long for everyone to figure out this might be a tad depressing for a goofy comedy, never mind that it makes the animals showing up nonsense. It would also make God an even bigger Jerkass God due to the fact that the original story of Noah's Ark ends with God explicitly promising never to destroy the world via flood again.
  • Sequelitis: While not a direct sequel, many felt this movie was a major step down from its predecessor.
  • Special Effects Failure: The flood scene was the main reason why this was the most expensive comedy ever produced (enough that the film had no chance to make back its budget after its tepid opening weekend) and most critics were not kind in saying the flood wasn't exciting or striking to watch, to say the least.
  • Too Soon: Producing a comedy where a massively destructive flood is a major plot point is something that's going to be difficult at the best of times, considering it's one of the most common natural disasters around. It was even more pronounced than usual with this film, however, thanks to Hurricane Katrina still being fresh in everyone's memory.