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Jim Carrey Is God! Literally, I Mean! BRUCE ALMIGHTY Trailer Online Now!!

Hey, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab.

Tom Shadyac and Jim Carrey are two for two so far as a director/star team, and the first ACE VENTURA and LIAR, LIAR weren’t just hits... they were among Carrey’s very biggest hits. My bet is, they’re going to go three for three with this Memorial Day release. I read a very early version of the BRUCE ALMIGHTY script, and I thought it was a good concept in search of the right execution. Word is that Shadyac and Carrey totally tore the script apart and rebuilt it from the ground up before they started shooting, and now we’ve got our first look at the film in which God (Morgan Freeman) grows weary of people who blame him fore everything wrong in their lives, so he picks the worst offender, Bruce (Jim Carrey) and grants him all the powers of God (good only within one square block of Bruce’s house) and bets him that he can’t successfully answer a prayer in a week.


I’ll bet this one brings the house down when it plays in theaters. So whattaya you guys think?

"Moriarty" out.

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  • Dec. 12, 2002, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Cleaver Summer Comedy

    by AlexXx

    Amidst all the big action flicks set to hit next summer (T3, Matrix 2, X2, Hulk, etc.) this could be the big comedy of the summer. Plus, the fact that this is Carey's first true comedy since Liar, Liar is a complete bonus. This and the Sandler-Nicholson movie should be worth the money come May.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 7:34 a.m. CST


    by Z of X

    Here's hoping!

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 7:43 a.m. CST

    jumping the gun

    by no_bifocals

    how can you judge a comedy on a tit joke and a funny dog? My money says this is going to be almighty shite from what I can see so far. Although my fingers are crossed that this might be one of those rare trailers which doesn't do justice to the end product.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 7:46 a.m. CST

    God is a black dude

    by Aronld Scazziger


  • Dec. 12, 2002, 7:52 a.m. CST

    BAH! Wake me when the trailer is in glorious Quicktime...

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    ...nothing else even comes close.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Didn't even raise a smirk....

    by Magic Milkmaid

    ....the thought of Aniston's jugs raises something though...

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Is this a remake of the H.G.Wells movie "The Man Who Could Work

    by TimBenzedrine

    In that movie, the gods give one little meek character the power to change the world and he ends up destroying it. The begining starts off a little on the clunky side and there are a few dated attempts at political satire, (Wells was a socialist) but it"s the end of the movie that makes it worth watching. *SPOILER* After taking advice from everyone around him regarding how to create a perfect world, he decides to take charge of the situation. He builds himself an enormous palace, dresses up the girl he loves as Cleopatra, and then brings all the kings, rulers, and armies of the world into one place to have them come up with an answer once and for all.(It has some nice special effects for a movie made in the 1930's) He gives them all until sundown to come up with an answer, and naturally they argue that they'll need more time. So he decides to give them more time by stopping the sun from setting, which, as someone points out to him would mean the earth would need to stop spinning, and if that were to happen, the Continents would fly off into space.Failing to heed this advice, he commands the Earth to stop, and through the use of some very neat model work, the palace, and the huge pillars inside the palace, and all the people inside, violently lurches and then tumbles off into space.( an amazing sequence on its own) Fortunately for everyone on Earth ,the little guy manages to stay alive long enough to wish everything back to the way it was before he began performing miracles and he returns to his simple existance, much to the bemusement of the gods.*END SPOILER* If you can find this movie anywhere , it's worth your time.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Sometimes, I get tired of it

    by MemBirdman

    Just the thought that directors and writers can speak for God. Just an observation and an opinion. I get tired of it. That being said, I would've paid large amounts of money if this was made ten years ago and Sam Kinison played God.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 9 a.m. CST

    Back to the future 4

    by flyboy21

    Saw screening last night. Skeet Ulrich rules as Marty mc fly.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Ok, Jim Carrey in tight ass bikini briefs did kinda crack me up

    by Terry_1978

    If he's getting back to what he should be, the insane comedy, I'm all for it....I still want Fire Marshall Bill: the movie. LET ME TELL YA SOMETHIN!!!!! Let's say you're walkin along, minding your own business, then all of a sudden, ya get the insatiable urge to drink a gallon of kerosene!!! Needless to say, yer intestines are gonna look like Sarevjo on a crisp autumn morn!!!

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Jim needs to only workon the best projects

    by jonkno

    And learn to smell the rejections like decaying baby seals. LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING! No one doubts his comedic lordship. oh reeeeallllyyy? He can find his own projects and GET THEM MADE. (which is no small feat) What does he do...The Majestic?....the Grinch?....please. Jim is the A list...he should only do the best if he was Willy Wonka...not a guady Ron Howard Grinch vomit pile...but a well written, delicious world filled with the sweet insanity of Jim Carrey. Let him go without a script...just roll the damn cameras. He needs BIG ROLES....thats when he shines on screen, when he's going off and you never know where the next turn will be. He started in T.V. with "Duck Factory" where he played the stright guy, stiff and white. Here's a clue, Jim. It doesn't work. Give over to the over the top insanity that makes you the best at what you do. This trailer sparked my interest but not my passions. Not into teenage breasts jokes, which, if I had God's powers, I'd make it a crime to write witless sexual dribble...come on. Let's grow up. Here He has God's powers and instead of using them for intense perfect sexual union with Jennifer Anniston,(And ten of her twins) he just makes her boobs a cup larger. wow. Way to dig deep for the gold of the concept. If this movie fails to deliver, satisfy and inspire.....We all need to pray for Jim's career choices and desicion making processes. There's alot of great material already some reading.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 10:36 a.m. CST

    This isn't the Bruce Almighty I worship...

    by Chilli Kramer

    I'm not even going to the bother of explaining that. But it does look like a funny-ish film.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Looks pretty good

    by Conan_the_Humble

    Jim Carrey's a champion. That is all. Cheers.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Love Jim Carrey, but this looks kinda boring...I thought he was

    by aceattorney

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Yawn! I love Jim Carrey but this movie looks to be just bad.

    by stuftseveredhead

    except for the Jennifer Aniston big boob idea

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 12:31 p.m. CST

    The real Bruce Almighty!

    by xeeds

    Well for one, Jim Carrey should never be forgiven for the inexcusable destruction of the Grinch. As somebody hinted at in another Talkback, this movie would be much more interesting with the real almighty Bruce as Bruce Almighty! I will give the movie points for casting Morgan Freeman as God though and for a clever concept, though there are plenty fo those in Hollywood that get turned into crapfests, and this looks like it is going to eb one of them.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Potential... Certainly a lot of potential...

    by WizardX

    The question is, are they going to play it safe so they don't rile up the Southern Baptists, or are they going to push it into more controversial - and interesting - territory? I think the answer to one question would decide that. The shot at the end of the trailer, with Carrey on top of the Empire state building, screaming "Worship me!" Does this come at the END of the movie? Or just in the middle? If it's in the middle, this could well be a movie worth watching.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 3:19 p.m. CST

    mmmmm... boobs

    by Tahd

    of what i could see of the trailer (fuck Yahoo and their teeny, tiny, funcked up buffering video window), its good to see classic Carrey back - especially in the role of God. Now could this technically be a prequel to the Oh God films of latter years? Hmmmmm...

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Wait `till you see the teaser poster...

    by Carson Dyle

    "B.A." promises to be a lot of fun. It's Jim Carrey doing what he's best at... making us laugh.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Wait `till you see the teaser poster...

    by Carson Dyle

    "B.A." promises to be a lot of fun. It's Jim Carrey doing what he's best at... making us laugh.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 4:26 p.m. CST

    i hope

    by RickKane

    pat robertson and jerry falwell tell their followers not to see it. then it will be huge. no. wait. i hope pat roberton and jerry falwell sell the film as jim carrey is the antichrist and then it will make a shitload of money. fuck. i gotta go read revelations again.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Of course God is a black dude...

    by Uga

    God - or any human representation of any higher power - is always black in Hollywood movies. Recent examples: "The Family Man," "The Green Mile," "The Legend of Bagger Vance," etc. It became a cliche years ago.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Carrey can do drama, he's proved it, ok? But he's negected his

    by Tall_Boy

    Carrey being eleastic face comedy is what he does BETTER than just about any other comedian out there. Ace Ventura is an awesome movie. Screw the naysayers.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 6:29 p.m. CST

    box office

    by God Shamgodd

    Despite her supple, pouting breasts, Jennifer Aniston's movies never make any money. Jim Carrey's, on the other hand, do. I wonder if we'll see another example of "the Goldblum effect," in which a notoriously unbankable star ends up in a movie doing huge box office, or if Jennifer will drag down the whole enterprise, as she did in "Rock Star." Hmmm....

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 7:34 p.m. CST

    The Christian Right will be all over this like bukkake...

    by Monkey_King

    This film looks funny as Hell. I'll be there watching this puppy and watchign Carrey bring his career back on track. Now let's see those MASK and ACE sequels and that proposed remake of a certain Stephen Chow film.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Hmm, I'd have to 'upgrade' to the crap version of IE

    by KONG33

    no thanks. Saw some on ET. Looks interesting, Carrey used to be very much relevant, it's not so anymore, but I'd love a true comeback.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 10:02 p.m. CST

    I agree with Tall_Boy

    by axelfoley

    Ace Ventura rocked the casbah. It was flat out hilarious and Jim Carrey was the man in that movie for his shenanigans. The second one, however, was a Shiteosaurus....Rex. And he did prove he can play dramatic roles. He should have gotten nominated for Man on the Moon. He shouldn't have won, but he should have got nominated. That in itself would have been a victory in the 2000 race.

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 10:57 p.m. CST

    what? no quicktime?

    by JustAnotherGuy

  • Dec. 12, 2002, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Plastic Face is back!!!

    by Capt. StrideR

    For a while, I was afraid Mr. C was going to be swayed by those "critics" into doing "serious" fulltime. Don't worry, Mr. Carrey, we still love you, even for those lesser appreciated movies such as Ace Ventura 2 and Cable Guy. BTW, next time someone offers you a role where your face will be hideously obstructed, DON'T DO IT!!! IT'S A TRAP!!! Don't stop using what God gave you, a face you could bounce a quarter off...

  • Dec. 13, 2002, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Looking F'ing Great

    by NickFoley

    Cant wait till the return of Jim Carrey.

  • Dec. 14, 2002, 3:39 a.m. CST

    fOr ChRiST's SaKE...

    by Louis P.

    this looks fucking funny. What a great concept for a Jim Carrey flick. I've been hankering for a good Carrey comedy and this looks like just the one. Oh ya, christians are gonna be all over this like stank on shit and I can't wait to wave my movie ticket in picketers faces.

  • Dec. 14, 2002, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Christian Right is Wrong

    by SlappyJoe

    How these flicks (and even "Highway to Heaven" and "Touched by an Angel") get around the Christian Right is by not having Christ, Mohammed, Moses, Buddha, etc. Just the ambiguous God. And a lovable Morgan Freeman as God. Which is why "Dogma" was controversial and yet the far less religiously accurate "Down From Earth" was a blip.

  • Dec. 16, 2002, 1:08 a.m. CST


    by aggrievedbeast

    slappy joe is a silly fucker... don't believe. in anything. it only makes you look like an idiot. trust me. and comparing down to earth to anything other than stinky liquified ass is also plain silly. silly fucker.

  • Dec. 16, 2002, 1:10 a.m. CST


    by aggrievedbeast

    to, from, whatever. paying attention is overrated.

  • Dec. 16, 2002, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Rock Star

    by Glass

    Rock Star was not a bad movie. Jennifer Aniston was really good in it. It just didn't get the box office because Marky Mark was in a bad phase of his career, and people thought it was going to be cheesy. I liked it alot, and I was really impressed with Aniston's performance. Bruce Almighty looks top-notch. Pure comedy. I can't wait.

  • Dec. 16, 2002, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Aahh yeah!! JIM'S BACK!!

    by Dash101

    Jim really has a talent to do the crazy the insaine and still do it all with class. He's the man... And I'm really looking forward to seeing the film. -dash101

  • Dec. 17, 2002, 12:10 p.m. CST

    So, his omnipotence is limited to a square block?

    by WarDog

    Guess that shows God isn't that tired of being the Supreme Being. I wasn't sure of the premise of this movie or Carrey's ability to pull it off when I saw the preview in the theater last weekend, but now I'm thinking it might be pretty damned funny. And, by the way, even as a Christian, I don't find this necessarily blasphemous or offensive. IT'S ONLY A JOKE, FOR GOD'S SAKE!

  • Dec. 17, 2002, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Nawww, Democrats will stain their blue dresses in anger, what co

    by BannthisUcommies

    Sorry about the dress comment, I meant the "male" Democrats of course. We all know the "ladies" wear the pants on your side.

  • Dec. 17, 2002, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Its the Atheist Left that can't find their buttplugs....I'd have

    by BannthisUcommies

    Dogma was accurate? Keep smoking at levels like that and you'll attest to its accuracy in a few months.

  • Dec. 18, 2002, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Just to note...

    by ThePoleOfJustice

    ...the powers within one block of his house idea must've been scrapped. Unless his house is in the middle of the ocean and/or inside the Empire State building, both of which make an appearance in the trailer. And why in the HELL do people find Jennifer Aniston attractive? She reminds me of the plain but still kinda popular girl in High School who got to hang out with the "in" crowd because she had a decent dress sense and the girls thought her brother was cute. Dull, dull, dull.

  • Dec. 19, 2002, 3 p.m. CST

    Bruce without Bruce?

    by Atrix_Wolfe

    Where the hell is Bruce Cambell on this one?! I mean the title and the premise scream for Bruce. Morgan Freeman as God is perfect, but I they took a wrong turn with Jim Carey.