In general, there tend to be two major themes in movies dealing with religion. Well, that's not precisely true - there's one theme, with two variations.
Theme: Non-believer, through a series of phenomenal events, becomes a believer.
Variation 1: A genial god seeks to convert the non-believer through friendly/passive-aggressive baiting.
Variation 2: Evil takes some kind of form, and only through believing can the protagonist stop/come to terms with it.
As you would expect, the first variation is usually found in comedies, while the second is usually in full-on dramas - shrieking choirs, ominous intonations, fire probably, at least one person slowly crossing him- or herself...that kind of thing.
In comedies, the god is usually played by someone about as controversial and divisive as a fluffy pillow. After all, how could you associate negative thoughts or emotions with Morgan Freeman, or George Burns? They're so sweet and approachable, but they're also old, which makes them wise and knowledgeable. So, in this case, the god = the perfect grandfather. He also seems to have an opt-out plan regarding his own alleged omnipotence - if he wants to, he can give Bruce 7 fingers or make him walk on water; but he can also choose to let Bruce get the shit kicked out of him by a gang of bullies, a few moments after he gets fired. I assume these movies don't intend to make the god out to be a casual sadist, but it's the sense I usually get.
|Awww, but how can I stay mad at that face?|
|Should've found Jesus sooner, crone!|