Written October 14, 2012
Not as well produced as Part 1 but still well worth seeing. Daghne is well acted but Hank Reardon's acting could improve a lot. All other actors were matched to their characters and the directing was good. Definitely not for kids but late teens might like it. Certainly a good example of political views held by Ayn Rand and quite true to her original story line. We look forward to Part 3.
Written October 17, 2012
At first I was upset with all new actors. However, after getting to know the new actors, some of them did a better job playing their characters than the previous movie. I really miss Dagny though. I really enjoyed the story and can only say if you are a Ayn Rand fan, then you NEED to see this. I am going to see part 2 again this weekend and cannot wait for the third installment.
WHO IS JOHN GALT?
Written October 21, 2012
The story of Atlas Shrugged is so good, it carries this second part of the story. It was hard getting past the change in cast. Part one gave face and voice to the roles, so learning all new faces was a challenge.
In this election year, it's well worth seeing. Helps define our choices as a country
Written October 14, 2012
If you have read, understood, appreciated, and loved Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" and are expecting an adaption worthy of the book, you should avoid "Atlas Shrugged II." You will recognize none of that book's sweep and majesty in this film. Filmed in the "walk and talk" style of TV programs such as "CSI," "AS II" lacks even the rudimentary suspense of such shows. I hesitate to call "AS II" a film, as it is more a collection of epileptic episodes, loosely pieced together in the manner of a Power Point Presentation; one whose creator shuffled the slides and then forgot to put them back in their proper order. Instead of inspired greatness, the perpetrators of this abysmal aggregation of moving images have given the world an MST3K-worthy object of derision. It's a laughing stock, a product that deserves to be ridiculed for its ineptness, shallowness, lack of integration, complete omission of character motivation, and sophomoric production values - inferior to those of Tommy Wiseau.
Written October 13, 2012
Loved seeing Part II and can't wait for Part III. I'm not sure why it was necessary to change all of the actors from Part I, but will definitely see Part III when available. We are not a bottomless moneypit for our dear leaders. If you didn't see Part I it will still bring you up to speed.