You know, I love Steve Carrell. He was pretty funny in "Over the Hedge" and VERY funny in "Get Smart". I also really liked "Bruce Almighty". It's one of my top 10 or 15 favorite comedies. So when this came out, I had fairly high expectations. I said the same thing about "The Last Airbender", and all though Evan Almighty is not nearly as disappointing, it's still pretty bad. It's not at all funny, it's boring and it's a disgrace to it's predecessor "Bruce Almighty".
First of all, if you like Steve Carrell in "Get Smart" or "The Office" you will hate this movie. He is not at all funny, using an over the top comedic style that doesn't fit him at all and makes him look incredibly not funny. Seriously, there is not a single funny joke in this entire movie.
This movie is also filled with so many uneeded and unnecessary scenes it makes "Twilight" look like "Underworld". In goof movies, scenes seem to flow together, and most of them are very important to the ending and the story. In here, they just have random scene after random scene after random scene. "Evan is attacked by animals sent from God". Great, let;s get back to the story. "Evan is late for work". Great let's get back to the story. "Evan grows a beard". Great, let's get back to the story. See what I mean?
"Evan Almighty" also completely underuses Morgan Freeman as "God". In the 1st movie, God was one of the most important characters. He helps Evan to learn the lesson of the responsibility of power and control. In "Evan Almighty", he's just here to bully and berate Evan into doing what he wants, and to add comic relief.
Also, this movie completely incorrectly portrays God. In real life, God would try to quietly influence humans into doing his acts. Here, he makes people don his bidding by sending animals to attack them, stalking them, and driving them half insane.
The script in this movie looks like it was written by the animals from the ark. It's dull, uncreative and dumb and had the movie not had actors like Morgan Freeman and John Goodman, the script would be even worse.
Over all, this is a dull, unfunny proposed comedy that was made with shockingly little effort, love or care. It makes Steve Carrell, Morgan Freeman, Jonah Hill and John Goodman look bad.