Friday, September 24, 2010
Peace Movie Night
As with anything that comes from National Geographic, one must take this little project with a big grain of salt. You don't exactly get the whole story here, and certainly Darwin is depicted in the best light possible. But, the acting is good and the story is presented in an enjoyable fashion. One thing I did find a bit odd was how they had Charles explaining to his wife of nearly twenty years in vivid detail how he had developed his theory, which takes up the majority of the movie and is filled with many flashbacks. I mean, she's his wife. She knows the story. But, I suppose they had to find a way to tell the story to the audience and, odd as that was, it was saved by the good acting, imho.
The best part about the evening was the wonderful discussion we had after the movie about Creation vs. Evolution, etc. The best movie night discussion we have had in a long while! So, as I said above, it was a good choice made by the group to watch this flick.
Fun evening, for sure - thanks to all who came out!