Written October 22, 2016
I attended the showing on its first night because I've waited two years to see Part II. I also hoped to be able to spread the word.
Part II was interesting in that the book was updated to more recent events using people known to us from the media. The cast of characters were different from Part I, but the two year interval made that point irrelevant.
I enjoyed the movie and plan to attend it again when it arrives in my area having traveled almost one hour to see it last night. Additionally I plan to purchase the DVD asap.
I highly recommend this movie to anyone but especially those Americans who see the unraveling of the American dream.
Written October 13, 2012
Definitely defines a possible scenerio for today in the USA..We must avoid this at all costs and turn our economy around NOW !!I thought the plot was EXCELLENT and the acting..so so. It does keep you totally involved...See it now and write your own review !!
Written September 28, 2016
An outstanding movie. Stayed pretty true to the book. Preferred the Dagney in the first movie, but this one acquitted herself well. Interesting to know how many of the actors/actresss understand and believe what their characters are espousing. Acting was good; cinematography was very good. I'm still amazed at how prescient Ayn Rand was, writing this story in 1957 that's completely applicable to today. I strongly recommend everyone see this movie - especially so prior to November 6!
Written October 13, 2012
My husband and I saw Atlas Shrugged I & II. Atlas Shrugged II was excellent and very apropos of what is happening in our government today. We urge everyone to see this movie before NOVEMBER 6th. Can't wait till Atlas Shrugged III comes out next year. I read the book years ago. If you have not read the book, please think about reading it. Take family and friends to see this "eye opening" movie TODAY.
Written June 26, 2016
Atlas Shrugged Part II removed a lot of the problems of Part I. They've smoothed out the somewhat choppy editing of Part I. The story comes through sharp and clear, now. Critics claimed in Part I that everything happened at one cocktail part after another. That was never true, but there's almost none of that now. What appears in Part II is a strong story that supports the producers and not the consumers, the innovators not the parasites. The essence of the novel shines through.
I think they got it right this time, and Part III should be very strong as long as they don't try to show Galt's 100-page speech.
I didn't have any problem with a different actress playing Dagny. Samantha Mathis does very well, and Esai Morales is very compelling as Francisco D'Anconia.
This is definitely worth seeing.