Though it's quite possibly an even worse film than BRUCE ALMIGHTY (2003), the sequel offers at least one consolation: The smug and increasingly unfunny Jim Carrey is replaced by the very talented Steve Carell. But not even The Office
star's ironic deadpan and perfect comic delivery can save a leaden comedy rooted in special effects and spectacle instead of wit.
No longer simply an egocentric newscaster from Buffalo, New York, Evan Baxter (Carell) is now a U.S. congressman who won on the campaign promise that he's going to somehow "change the world." Evan, along with his wife Joan (Lauren Graham) and their three indistinguishable sons (Johnny Simmons,...