Third Movie Paper (Bruce Almighty)

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Bruce Almighty Dan Perham
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The movie Bruce Almighty is a religious parody that focuses on if God gave his powers to a normal human, would the human do a better job than him. Well, in this case Bruce Nolan, played by Jim Carrey, took on the challenge and nearly destroyed the world because he used the powers God gave him for his for his own selfish reasons. This movie mixes in a funny look at some famous biblical tales such as Moses parting the Red Sea, Jesus walking on water, and Jesus turning water to wine. This movie also however, includes a romantic sub-plot that nearly ruins the movie because of the horrible mix of Jim Carrey’s hilarious, over the top comedic style, and the romantic struggle between him and his girlfriend. However, during the course of the movie, many theological questions are raised by this film such as if God has a master plan for us all, or if we all just function off our freewill and God just lets it happen. The movie starts with Bruce in a downward spiral at his mediocre reporting job. However, after cursing God out and challenging God, God responds with a creative idea to teach Bruce a lesson. God decides that if Bruce feels that he can do a better job than him, then God will give Bruce the chance to do better than him. As soon as Bruce gets his powers he notices some strange things
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course THL 352 taught by Professor Daas during the Spring '08 term at Elmhurst.

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