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Evan Help Us...It’s NOT Funny!

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Category: 2007 RAZZIE® MOVIE FORUMS w/LYNX!
Forum Name: EVAN ALMIGHTY
Forum Discription: Nominated for Worst Prequel / Sequel
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1972
Printed Date: October 20 2014 at 7:20pm


Topic: Evan Help Us...It’s NOT Funny!
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Evan Help Us...It’s NOT Funny!
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 5:36am

LORD KNOWS, STEVE CARELL CAN BE FUNNY (and ACTUALY WAS in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0315327/ - BRUCE ALMIGHTY ). BUT THIS SECOND BIBLICALLY-"INSPIRED" "COMEDY" IS, DESPITE a CLEVER CONCEPT and an APPEALING STAR, JUST NOT FUNNY. IN FACT,  http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=203 - EVAN ALMIGHTY  HAS ABOUT AS MANY LAUGHS AS THE NUMBER of UNICORNS NOAH LOADED onto the ORIGINAL ARK...

Evan: "And Lord, may ye grant that our box office has legs as long as this giraffe's..."



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Posted By: #1-Movie-Fan!
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 5:59am

If Universal were savvy in marketing this apparent turkey, they'd have released it at either Easter or Christmas, to maximize it's potential appeal to right-wing Christians (who may be its only audience). Given that Biblical zealots coughed up nearly $375 million to see Mel Gibson's S&M gore-fest "Passion of the Christ" in North America alone, maybe this thing will have some box office legs.. 

Response from Head RAZZberry: Actually,  think I'd have released it the weekend before Easter, so it'd maybe have a second strong weekend. As it is, if it's as laugh-free as the early reviews suggest, I think their choice of when to release it is arguably idiotic...

 



Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 6:21am

This is an uneccessary (and really expensive) sequel. If this movie bombs...they wasted a lot of money!

Response from Head RAZZberry: Industry word is that ALMIGHTY 2 cost about $175 million Almighty Hollywood Bux just to produce. When you add in the cost of "prints and advertising" (which on a movie of this scale can top $50 million) you can see what a huge risk the film is. It would need to top $250 million at the domestic box office just to break even. Since the original BRUCE ALMIGHTY didn't reach that level (and it starred Jim Carrey when he was still quite hot)  the prospects for this one doing more business, if it's as un-amusing as I've heard it is, seems extremely unlikely.

Mayhaps, if this film bombs, it could inspire a long-overdue New RAZZIE Category: Biggest Waste of a Too-Big Budget...

 



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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 4:37pm

I remember BRUCE ALMIGHTY made about $243 million at the U.S. Box Office back in 2003, and was one of 2003's Box Office Hits, along with LORD OF THE RINGS 3, FINDING NEMO, THE MATRIX: RELOADED, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 1 (I shall have to say the BEST of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN trilogy), X-MEN 2, etc. However, BRUCE ALMIGHTY had a PG-13 rating, while this movie as a more family-friendly PG rating. Already we've seen a non-Jim Carrey sequel with a family-friendly PG rating (when the original rated PG-13) winning a RAZZIE as well as being nominated for Worst Picture: SON OF THE MASK, nominated for Worst Picture of 2005, and went on to win the Worst Remake or Sequel RAZZIE that year...



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Posted By: Razzilla
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 9:28pm
I think I was http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1836&PN=1 - the first ont to bring this to your attention through just the PREVIEWS I saw of this turkey of movie while watching THE ULTIMATE GIFT...

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Posted By: Razzilla
Date Posted: June 20 2007 at 9:30pm
I still say it deserves two RAZZIES...

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Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: June 21 2007 at 4:17am

I noticed that Evan Almighty is The Worst Movie of The Weak also I think that 1408 could be number 2 worst movie of the weak haven't we already done The so called Scary number thing already with Number 23.



Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: June 21 2007 at 5:02am

tomsmobr, if you haven't notice or anything, 1408 is critically acclaimed. If you said it's a worst movie of the week on IMDb, I bet you that there will be flaming posts saying that you're a troll (one coming from me) because it's just not another PG-13 horror movie. Please, just because it's a number movie doesn't mean it's bad! And yes, I wanna watch the film so bad and if someone says anything bad about it, see it before you call it a horrible horror movie!



Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: June 21 2007 at 5:11am
Wow, a Troll? I have not been called that one! It's just an opinion. Guess you can't have that on here? But you're right. I went to Rotten Tomatoes.com and it has been getting Good Reviews (it's at like at 86%, which is diffently out of Razzie Range). I will just wait for it on DVD or cable, although I'm surprised it's PG-13. After seeing the trailer, I figured it would have gotten in R rating.

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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: June 23 2007 at 1:18pm
Update from Box Office Mojo: Friday's results show EVAN ALMIGHTY on top with $11.1 Million, and 1408 finishing second with $7.5, so it looks like two new movies are going to top the U.S. Box Office this weekend.

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Posted By: jb razz
Date Posted: June 24 2007 at 2:49pm
I just saw this movie. It doesn't deserve to be on this forum. It was fairly funny, could have been much funnier, but it is definitely  not Razzie worthy. Though I will admit, most of the lines that were funny came from Steve Carell and Wanda Sykes...   

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: June 25 2007 at 4:20am
jb razz, you now know how it feels like, doesn't it? Films that doesn't deserve to be on the boards.


Posted By: #1-Movie-Fan!
Date Posted: June 25 2007 at 4:23am

An interesting article today on the website of The Los Angeles Times, uses the promo line "Evan Almighty Box Office: A Disaster of Biblical Proportions." They may be overstating the degree of the "disaster," but they claim "Almighty" cost about $250 million to produce and market, and with its just-over-$30-million opening, it certainly looks headed to be a major money-loser...

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-fi-boxoffice25jun25,1,7032267.story?coll=la-headlines-entnews&ctrack=1&cset=true - link ...

 



Posted By: Razzilla
Date Posted: June 25 2007 at 7:01pm
Even my local chapter of The Salvation Army wouldn't recommend this biblical curse...   

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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: July 07 2007 at 12:46pm

Wow, so, this movie cost like $170 Million to make? And right now, it's sitting at about $78 Million at the U.S. Box Office. Sure looks like this movie isn't going to make it to the $100 Million Dollar Mark... 

Response from Head RAZZberry: Actually, although in Hollywood's profligate terms, $5 million is chump change, EVAN is said by The L.A. Times (which ought to know if anyone does) to have had a production budget of $175 million... 

 



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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: July 11 2007 at 12:38pm

Oh, my bad -- Someone said this film cost $170 Million to make (guess they didn't even know about the chump change). Right now, after Tuesday's results, EVAN's sitting at $81.1 Million at the U.S. Box Office.

Response from Head RAZZberry: Which translates to...A Box Office Disaster of (I can't resist the pun) Biblical Proportions... 

 



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Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: July 13 2007 at 5:29am

I just saw The Teaser Trailer for "Get Smart," starring STEVE CARELL as Maxwell Smart. Looks like it might be kind of funny... Here's a http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809824006/video/3328688/20070712/75/3328688-100-flash-s.39326033-,3328688-300-wmv-s.39326026-,3328688-300-flash-s.39326035-,3328688-700-wmv-s.39326028-,3328688-700-flash-s.39326037-,3328688-1000-flash-s.39326039-,3328688-1000-wmv-s.39326032-,3328688-100-wmv-s.39326024-,3328689-2700-qtv-s.39326043-,3328689-6800-qtv-s.39326044-,3328689-10300-qtv-s.39326045 - LINK to  view the promo. 

Response from Head RAZZberry: As a professional trailer-maker, I think I should point out that this promo is what is called a "special shoot," meaning the material in it was shot especially for promotional purposes, and will not necessarily appear in the final film. The casting of Carrel in the Smart role does seem inspired, but the last time they made a feature film out of this material (1980's http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081249/awards - THE NUDE BOMB ) it was a Worst Picture nominee at the First Annual RAZZIES... 

 



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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: July 14 2007 at 1:05pm
I loved Get Smart.  I saw the promo, and at times, I laughed like I used to watching that early TV series both as a kid and as a teenager.  At other times, I kept feeling like I was watching Steve Martin botch Inspector Clouseau.  If what I saw plays out through the whole film, I will leave loving much of the comedy, yet wishing that they could have tightened it up. 


Posted By: dipitlow555
Date Posted: July 28 2007 at 3:01pm

OK I saw "Evan" at a drive in last weekend, and it wasn't funny!!! The only funny part was the movie theater marquee that read "The 40 Year-Old Virgin Mary" and anything that came out of Wanda Sykes' mouth. I think a Worst Supporting Actress nomination should go to Lauren Graham for BECAUSE I SAID SO and EVAN ALMIGHTY.

Anyone else with me?



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Posted By: dipitlow555
Date Posted: July 30 2007 at 9:15am
I guess not.


Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: July 30 2007 at 5:00pm

She'll probably be on the Nominating Ballot, but I don't know if she'll make the Top 5. It's probably because there are other actresses in supporting roles that sucked as well, like Mandy Moore and Jessica Alba. Alba should be on the ballot for just FANTASTIC 4: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER for now, and Mandy Moore should also be on the ballot for both BECAUSE I SAID SO and LICENSE TO WED.

Originally posted by dipitlow555

OK I saw "Evan" at a drive in last weekend, and it wasn't funny!!! The only funny part was the movie theater marquee that read "The 40 Year-Old Virgin Mary" and anything that came out of Wanda Sykes' mouth. I think a Worst Supporting Actress nomination should go to Lauren Graham for BECAUSE I SAID SO and EVAN ALMIGHTY.

Anyone else with me?



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Posted By: jb razz
Date Posted: August 02 2007 at 2:45am

Neither Mandy Moore nor Lauren Graham deserve to be on the Razzie Nominating Ballot. Moore was the best part of both of her bad films, and Graham was fine...nothing special, nothing terrible.

In fact, "Evan Almighty" doesn't deserve to be up for any Razzies. It was a decent comedy. 

Response from Head RAZZberry: In addition to audience response and critical reaction (where ALMIGHTY got mightily snubbed on both counts)  one of the other basic criteria for RAZZIE consideration is financial -- What Did it Cost, and How Much Was Lost? On that score, as the likely Berry Biggest Money-Loser of 2007, EVAN at least deserves some consideration...

 



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Posted By: Criss808
Date Posted: August 02 2007 at 3:44pm
A Sure Bet For A "WORST SEQUEL OR PREQUEL" Nomination. It's Definitely One Of The Worst Comedies Ever!!!


Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: August 03 2007 at 11:55am
This just in: After Thursday's results, EVAN ALMIGHTY is right now sitting at $97.0 Million at the U.S. Box Office. And still, the numbers are going be low for sure.


Posted By: Criss808
Date Posted: August 13 2007 at 4:47am

Steve Carrell seems like he's going to be under "Razzie" consideration this year. He has "Evan Almighty," and then that terrible looking "Get Smart".



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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: August 24 2007 at 3:23pm
As of Thursday's results, Evan is standing at $98.6 Million at the U.S. Box Office. Still, those numbers are going to be short for sure.


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: September 10 2007 at 8:08am
This film was playing at a hotel. You could order for about the same cost as two people could go to the movies. Also, available were "Knocked Up", "Live Free Or Die Hard", and "Ocean's Thirteen". We watched "Live Free".

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: September 18 2007 at 1:36pm
This just crossed the $100,000,000 mark like a half-dead horse. Are they gonna shoot it now?

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Posted By: cvcjr13
Date Posted: September 18 2007 at 6:48pm

Evan Almighty is still not anywhere close to making money, even when counting foreign receipts.

 



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Posted By: wetbandit82
Date Posted: September 19 2007 at 6:49am
So we now wonder how big a hole this puts Universal in, whether this will force them to scale back on other productions to avoid finding things even redder (I'd call it a wake-up call, but only a complete fiscal collapse is going to bring that about, and not as long as they've got a big conglomerate like Vivendi or Segrams or whoever's actually owning them now pumping the greenbacks in. 


Posted By: Budgieboy
Date Posted: October 04 2007 at 12:03pm
I've seen Evan Almighty after persistant nagging by my sister and I can safely say this. Steve Carell does not deserve to Razzie. Most of the acting is quite good with the additions of Morgan Freeman & Jonah Hill.

Its just the script that lets the film down and this can be seen with most of the acting. Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman appear most times to be beating a dead horse along to the finishline. The film does have its moments and this is probably due to the multimillion dollar special effects.

C+


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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: October 21 2007 at 12:05pm
Up next for Steve Carrell is DAN IN REAL LIFE. This does looks like a good movie, but we'll have to see for sure.


Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: October 26 2007 at 12:55pm
Well, just in, critics are liking DAN IN REAL LIFE. It's getting a 60% approval rating from critics, which is also on the cream of the crop. So, who knows? It might look like Steve Carrell will escape from a Worst Actor RAZZIE nod.


Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: December 20 2007 at 3:59pm
This was actually a harmless, family-fun film. I thought it was extremely cute and you have a great time watching it (especially the "dancing" sequence in the end).


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: February 08 2010 at 10:01am
I'm I the only one who thought this was as funny as the BRUCE,if not funnier?

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: February 08 2010 at 1:41pm
It wasn't THAT bad, but still, sequels to Jim Carrey movies without Jim Carrey usually end up being s***, so that must be the main reason why this movie is listed here.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: February 08 2010 at 4:11pm
This is different.
 
The others suck'cuz the makers asked him to come back,he said "No",and they didn't know what to do.
 
This one was written for Steve.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: April 06 2011 at 3:01pm
I gave both ALMIGHTY movies 8/10.

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