Thursday, June 25, 2009

Creation: The Movie

I'm really unsure how I should feel about the upcoming movie "Creation". That title is clunkingly inappropriate and seems to be little more than a gimmick to stir up controversy for publicity's sake. On the other hand, it has a great cast and the trailer shows promise. I just hope it does a decent job of putting the science across. I don't really care if it takes an accommodationist approach with religion as long as Darwin's theories are presented accurately. Is that too much to hope for?

Check out the trailer and tell me what you think.

3 comments:

revatheist said...

I really don't have very good expectations for this one. If you notice, "Creation" is an Icon film. Icon is Mel Gibson's company, and we all know how unbiased Mel Gibson is when it come to presenting anything against religion.

Pdx said...

There is a somewhat widespread misconception that the film “Creation” was produced by Mel Gibson’s company Icon Productions LLC and this causes speculation that the science of evolution may be misrepresented in the film. The idea that it is "an Icon production" comes from seeing the Icon logo at the beginning of the trailer but it is simply being distributed in the UK by Icon Film Distribution UK, which *was* part of Gibson’s company but was sold as a separate entity to Stewart Till in 2008 (see http://tinyurl.com/r2stt4). Showing the distribution company’s logo at the beginning of a film’s opening credits is common practice but in this case is confusing since the two companies share a logo.

The film “Creation” was produced by HanWay and BBC Films (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms/comingsoon/creation.shtml).

Orgaya said...

The reason it is named "Creation" is because that was the name of Darwin's book on evolution.