Written October 13, 2012
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Atlas Shrugged II. Script is close to Ann Rand's book. Hope that others who see the movie without reading the book are able to follow the frightening parallels to what is happening today. Working for an honest dollar is not greed, taking from the rich is stealing, chrony capitalism is bad, etc. Movie is more than a political statement, it is also very entertaining. Actor who plays Dagny's brother plays the part brilliantly. Other actors, like Mooch, were disturbingly delicious. Can't wait for III!
Written July 28, 2014
ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 2
WHO IS JOHN GALT?
This is a must see movie that will open your eyes to the U.S. Governments systematic erosion of your constitutional rights and their ultimate goal of controlling your every movement and act in life. By the simple act the government will control you by starvation by their control over land and farming which is now beginning.
Before our Congress in the Senate, is a bill right now, that would end your right to sell your own personal belongings forever.
Loved the movies honesty and openness in showing the true nature of the beast known as "GOVERNMENT"! Make sure your young family members see this and know what it means to them should we allow our government to continue unchecked.
Wake up America!
Watch this film and learn!
Understand that the government is your greatest enemy!
If there were a ten star rating for movies I would give this one twenty stars!
Written August 30, 2014
Part 2 exceeded our expectations! Adapted to the change of cast better than expected, many performances were spot on. Of real value whether you have not yet read the book & /or missed Part 1. As always with a screen adaptation there will be changes, but the film had a good flow of continuity with the book. I hope a LOT of people see it, and soon! There is much that reflects current headlines extrapolated forward. We can change the outcome for the better, if people will learn from history, and from films like this.
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
“The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it.” -H.L. Mencken
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." -Plato 429-347 BC
"Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
— George Santayana (1863–1952)
Written July 31, 2014
The movie does as good as it can with keeping up with the detail of the book. The characters seem more realistic than in part one. Dagney appears more as I envisioned here (In part one she was, well, too attractive/young) Hank seemed more like a hardened steel mill owner than in part one. The moochers and looters all seemed to be well chosen by the producers. They've even chose to get the "wet nurse" involved with this production. Love the movie, will buy the blue ray when it its available.
Written October 13, 2012
This film is done in the tradition of the romantically idealized style that provides larger than life characters acting in the real world to project the possible outcomes in our society if the producers of goods and ideas go on strike. You dont have to accept the ideology to appreciate the marriage of science fiction to inftellectual, romantic as well as real world themes with heroes, villains and go-alongs... Well directed and balanced in casting, production values and musical scoring. Like movies that come out of the heroic graphic novel world today, characters are sharply etched and you have to buy in to the effects and premise in order to appreciate it. It is a view of life not commonly found on the popular movie screen. Good for all ages that would enjoy an adventure movie.