Written October 13, 2012
It wasn’t as pure as Pt 1 – the desperate circumstances of 1's production gave a clearer flow. This is more hectic and colored. The thriller aspect and econ-political passion of the book still shines through. A number of unfortunate continuity errors – some quite severe. The Richard Halley sequence was bad. Dagny seems overly tired even with a world collapsing, but Rearden’s character was more or less successfully updated for 2012. His clotted marriage makes more sense given our times. Some very interesting adaptative decisions (e.g., giving TT a central nerve center and Dave Mitchum working there). Eddie Willers is stronger, seems a better match for Dagny. Francisco stands out – he has the burning passion (almost mystical) of someone who's seen another world. Not much like the Francisco of the book – the Zorro-inspired D’Anconia has become more an avenging/liberating angel, but through him we hear some of the purer moments of Rand’s voice come through.
Written November 02, 2012
I loved the part I and part II was just as unbelievable...this story is so ahead of its time. The cast changes were for the best (particularly with Hank and Dagney) and I was absolutely riveted from beginning to end. 7/4/2014 seems like so long to have to wait for part III!!!
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 13, 2012
I don't know if this movie would stand alone. I saw the first part which I liked. Part 2 was a disappointment. I usually do not like to rate a movie until I have seen it twice but I don't feel I owe this one two viewings. Part 1 had better acting and much more glamour. The actors looked frumpy and the plot is weak.
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?