2009 marked the sesquicentennial of Charles Darwin’s magnum opus, On the Origin of Species
, and while the grand idea put forth by that monumental publication has settled comfortably into the world’s collective conscience, the individual parts of the book have been largely forgotten by the general public. Creation
, a film which attempts to provide some context for Darwin’s revolutionary theory, suffers from the exact opposite problem; while several of the scenes and performances are distinctive and unique, the overall achievement of the film is unremarkable.
Though it would seem obvious that the film should pivot around the relationship between...