Movies | Creation is more about the man than his controversial theory
by Rebecca Cusey
Posted 1/29/10, 06:42 am
Charles Darwin wrote arguably the second most influential book in history, On the Origin of Species, which laid out his theory of evolution. While his ideas continue to be debated, a new film, Creation, attempts to put flesh on an iconic figure by showing Darwin (Paul Bettany) as a father, husband, and man in crisis.
The film (rated PG-13) covers a slice of Darwin's life. He is a middle-aged man living in England, and his trip aboard the Beagle is behind him. With his wife Emma (Jennifer Connelly), he raises his children and attempts to work on his book.