Originally Posted by RNB
Any movie about Darwin that is released in the US I am willing to go see. Darwin's struggle is the struggle of a hero. He knows it is right, but he realizes that the culture will ostracize him for it. In the end he publishes it. That is good story for anyone who has ever been rational amidst an extremely irrational culture. I attend a Christian school so I am surrounded by it. I used to write my essays based on a Christian world view because I was afraid I would be expelled. Now I have just given up and told them the truth. Just about every teacher has a distaste for me. Some try to hide it, but it shows.
That sentiment is admirable, but as I'm sure you understand it really doesn't need to be applied here. Actual practising Christians are an increasing minority in the UK, and Darwin is a national icon - he's on our money, and more importantly last year there was loads of coverage on his life and achievements for the bicentennial anniversary. There was little reason to go out and see a romantic film about his indecision to publish when there was a series of good documentaries and events to tell the story, as well as the science, more thoroughly.
You asked if anyone was going to see it, and as a film it's not particularly enticing, you're interested in it because of what it is trying to portray, not what is necessarily is. It's understandable if you really do live in the society you've built it up to being, but for people not under that stimulus the film really does look like a bit of a wet drip.