Written September 02, 2014
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.
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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 October 13, 2012
Great adaptation with excellent story telling. Although it took a minute to get accustomed to the new actors, the flow between the first part and this one is seamless and I was in for a great ride. Even the cameos are wonderful and Teller SPEAKS! Part two begins and ends on a high note and now I'm looking forward to part three. The adaptation of this movie to the book is without any deviation and the photography is sharp and clear. For a very complex book to be made into a movie and to keep it intact is very very difficult and this movie does it all, perfectly. A+++++
Written October 02, 2014
It's unusual these days to see a movie and spend hours afterwards talking about something besides which characters you liked best (though there are some good ones). Not for those seeking a pure and simple adrenaline rush (though there are some hair-raising scenes), but rather a fresh look at the world around us. The ideas presented in this movie should not be ignored. Love it or hate it, the idea that the people in power will use their position to loot the productive base of civilization cannot be ignored. If you agree, this movie will strengthen your spirits. If you disagree, you will appreciate an opposing viewpoint that is stated with the utmost clarity in the screen version of a book that has captured the hearts of millions.
Written November 29, 2014
What can I say but this movie is an improvement to part 1. It has better acting, better special effects, is longer, and better represents Ayn Rand's points. Stay to the very end past the credits, there is a little bonus.