Although ending “happily,” Creation is so melancholy that the audience is not lifted up. Instead they think of how very little of Darwin they got from this film. Despite its authentic feel for its period and its experienced, competent cast, Creation is like a passing shadow, a cheerless moment in time.
DVD extra features include director Jon Amiel’s audio commentary, a making-of documentary (“The Battle for Charles Darwin”), three “Debating Darwin” featurettes, seven featurettes ”Digging Deeper into Darwin,” and a “Pollard on Film: Creation” featurette.
Charles Darwin was not particularly sexy or attractive in the physical sense, but a dead crush nonetheless. The man was brilliant, dedicated, and fearless. Those who think of him as “the evolution guy” are totally missing out on the romantic adventurer who sailed on The Beagle and revolutionized thought on religion and science, polarizing future generations who would endlessly debate his theories. Whether people accept or reject his science, Darwin was a figure who ignited thought and bravely introduced that in which he believed.