Written August 01, 2015
Follows the book pretty well, but a lot of things had to be updated to keep it current, like the need to have coal(which was in the book)but there ain't nuthin' in the movie that ran on coal. Oh well I don't know how I could have done it differently. The cameo with Sean Hannity was inspiration. The message is the important part. Younger kids wouldn't understand it, probably.
Written December 18, 2014
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
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 October 13, 2012
Excellent film. Directing, acting, etc very professional. Would have preferred the same actors from part 1 for the continuity, but understand the variables that can get in the way of making that happen. Those of us who are aware of what is really happening today - who are smart enough to think for ourselves - who are not fooled by the barefaced spin and "new speak" - who possess a moral compass and a strong work-ethic watched the screen with our hearts in our throats. We knew we were watching the future if we can't get the brakes applied to this runaway train in time. Ayn Rand was a true visionary. One could almost be convinced she is alive today. Not just because of the accurate depiction of the US, but of the rest of the world as well. If this movie doesn't make you think, you are probably among those of us who will experience the greatest suffering and will wonder what happened.
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.