I took my girls and two of their friends to see the new Steve Carell movie, "Evan Almighty" today. I must mention first that the new theater in south Reno( Summit Sierra) is awesome! It was sooo worth the drive to see it there. The film was pretty good and had lots of funny bits ( I think Steve Carell is a hoot!), but I was a little disturbed at a few things in it. I could be over analyzing it, but I don't think so..
First of all, there was the fact that several of the actors used God's name in vain on a few different occasions. It really bugged me. Especially since this movie is supposed to be based on a story from the Bible! Doesn't the bible tell us not to do that? The other thing that was a bit bothersome is that the movie seemed to say that when God flooded the earth, it was because he wanted people to show more "acts of random kindness" (they used the letters of that thought to make the word A.R.K. in the film). Didn't God flood the Earth to sweep out a generation of people for being evil and perverted??
Aside from those two things (to me those are pretty major things) it was a cute movie, and had a good messages about faith, family, love, honesty and obedience. Some of my favorite scenes were of Evan and his family building the ark together, and the animals gathering to enter it. (Amazing special effects!)