There are perks to having a husband who works at Vision Forum. Last night our entire family attended the world premiere of The Mysterious Islands at the biggest, newest cinema in San Antonio! The theater was packed with familiar faces and new ones, including much of the cast and crew from the film itself.
We were excited to be there, and we were not disappointed. The film was grand and beautiful, and highly entertaining. We love animal movies, and this one was full of spectacular video and still photos, all interwoven with a fast-paced combination of history, discipleship, and creation science.
We learned much about Charles Darwin’s life and education, his view of the origin of species and how he arrived at his theory. We also learned about how his book and theory were received by friends and contemporaries, including the captain of the ship which took Darwin on his historic voyage, and how the insidious theory of evolution has affected the history that followed.
And of course we learned how the wonders of the Galapagos Islands – far from proving evolution – tear the theory apart from its very foundations.
But I have to confess that my favorite part was the soundtrack. It set the mood for the movie and drew the viewer along, playing with our emotions just the way good music is supposed to do. It was alternately grand and sweeping, dark and mysterious, sweet and soft and hauntingly beautiful…much like I imagine the islands themselves must have been.
The Mysterious Islands will be premiering in several other cities around the US soon, but you can also preorder the DVD and/or soundtrack right now. Shipments are expected to begin on November 18, so you won’t have long to wait. I’m hoping we can get ours sooner, since I’ve got connections.by