The "professional critics" are terrified that you might just do your own thinking!

By Ob1zenobi
Written October 14, 2012
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)
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Government is the problem

By BruceofTennessee
Written October 14, 2012
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.
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Atlas Shrugged: Part 2

By Oso Dorado
Written October 13, 2012
A must-see movie. Given the limitations of movie-making, it does a superb job of communicating the essence of Ayn Rand's message -- no, warning -- to contemporary American society. As cinema, it's better than Part 1, and the acting and direction are even more compelling. Esai Morales as Francisco d'Anconia is brilliant. Just like "All Quiet On The Western Front" was for decades after World War I, "Atlas Shrugged," in all its installments, should be required viewing -- and especially reading! -- in every high school. Wake up, America!
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Not Surprised the Critics Panned It

By Chad Woodburn
Written October 16, 2012
The movie is an undated adaptation of the fiction book written 55 years ago by Ayn Rand and is ultimately going to be in three parts (this was the second). It does a very good job of presenting the view of economics that many of us believe in and does that by telling a story that depicts what many of us think is in store for our country. Definitely not the movie for many people. But others will greatly enjoy it and will be eagerly awaiting the third part. The critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 0% rating, but the audiences give it an 82% rating. Due to the fact that the movie is extremely right-wing on economics (but not social issues), and due to the fact that the budget was quite low ($20 million), there was a lot for the critics to dis and people like myself to like (strong advocacy for rational self-interest and capitalism) and a lot to respect (on that kind of budget, they did an amazing job). Had to choose between this and Taken 2. Glad I went to this one.
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Atlas Shrugged part 2

By accenttravel
Written October 13, 2012
Thought it was very pointed to what could possibly happen in America right now. I think first of all Ayn Rand was a true visionary, but more importantly it is what is happening in our country right now. Well acted, you didn't actually have to see Part 1 to understand Part 2.
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