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.
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I’ll bet this one brings the house down when it plays in theaters. So whattaya you guys think?
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Dec. 12, 2002, 7:33 a.m. CST
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
Dec. 12, 2002, 7:43 a.m. CST
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
by Aronld Scazziger
Dec. 12, 2002, 7:52 a.m. CST
...nothing else even comes close.
Dec. 12, 2002, 8:18 a.m. CST
by Magic Milkmaid
....the thought of Aniston's jugs raises something though...
Dec. 12, 2002, 8:47 a.m. CST
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
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
Saw screening last night. Skeet Ulrich rules as Marty mc fly.
Dec. 12, 2002, 9:21 a.m. CST
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
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 concepts....like 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 written....do some reading.
Dec. 12, 2002, 10:36 a.m. CST
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
Jim Carrey's a champion. That is all. Cheers.
Dec. 12, 2002, 11:46 a.m. CST
Dec. 12, 2002, 11:47 a.m. CST
except for the Jennifer Aniston big boob idea
Dec. 12, 2002, 12:31 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Dec. 12, 2002, 11:04 p.m. CST
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
Cant wait till the return of Jim Carrey.
Dec. 14, 2002, 3:39 a.m. CST
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
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
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
to, from, whatever. paying attention is overrated.
Dec. 16, 2002, 10:50 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
...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
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.
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