Sunday, September 13, 2009

A few more Creation reviews

I'm making no effort to systematically record reactions to the new Darwin movie Creation. I'm just posting reviews as I find them. If you want systematic, go to Rotten Tomatoes.

Eric Kohn, IndieWire (didn't really like it)
Ray Bennet, Reuters (gushing)
Owen Craig, (didn't really like it either)

Then there's this preposterously pandering piece from the Telegraph:
Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

Apparently producers are blaming the creation/evolution wars for preventing the film from getting a distribution deal in the US. Yeah. What a load. This is America we're talking about. The same place that Showgirls got a distribution deal. The same place that Religulous and Expelled got distribution deals. The same place that Michael Moore's films continue to get distribution deals. Yeah, we're so sensitive that we can't possibly tolerate a little controversy. Gimme a break. Controversy sells tickets, for crying out loud! (Apparently, it also sells newspapers, if the headline above is any indication.)