Written March 28, 2015
This film is done in the tradition of the romantically idealized style that provides larger than life characters acting in the real world to project the possible outcomes in our society if the producers of goods and ideas go on strike. You dont have to accept the ideology to appreciate the marriage of science fiction to inftellectual, romantic as well as real world themes with heroes, villains and go-alongs... Well directed and balanced in casting, production values and musical scoring. Like movies that come out of the heroic graphic novel world today, characters are sharply etched and you have to buy in to the effects and premise in order to appreciate it. It is a view of life not commonly found on the popular movie screen. Good for all ages that would enjoy an adventure movie.
Written October 13, 2012
A must-see movie. Given the limitations of movie-making, it does a superb job of communicating the essence of Ayn Rand's message -- no, warning -- to contemporary American society. As cinema, it's better than Part 1, and the acting and direction are even more compelling. Esai Morales as Francisco d'Anconia is brilliant. Just like "All Quiet On The Western Front" was for decades after World War I, "Atlas Shrugged," in all its installments, should be required viewing -- and especially reading! -- in every high school. Wake up, America!
Written October 13, 2012
Awesome Movie! If you're concerned about the direction our country is headed and want to enjoy yourself at the same time, this is the movie to see. Really, it's a must see movie for all ages!!
Written May 27, 2016
If you don't like movies about great ideas, this is not the movie for you.
If you don't like movies with characters that act on the virtues of rationality, honesty, integrity, productivity, justice, pride, self-esteem, honor and benevolence, then this is not the movie for you.
The original story was written in 1957, but the world in it could be today, or a today a few years from now, but if you don't like stories with that kind of precience, don't watch this one.
If you wouldn't like a story that is a mystery depeicting the murder, not of a person's body, but of his soul - and the fight to save him, then stay home and drone off on TV, after all, you wouldn't want to have to think.
If you want to lead an unquestioned life, then this is not the movie for you, so stay home and drink beer.
Written June 02, 2015
Thought it was very pointed to what could possibly happen in America right now. I think first of all Ayn Rand was a true visionary, but more importantly it is what is happening in our country right now. Well acted, you didn't actually have to see Part 1 to understand Part 2.