Written October 15, 2012
I loved the film; the acting portrayed exactly the essence of the plot, as written by Ayn Rand.
This is one of the most timely and critical films of our time, to be outdone only by a prompt follow-up with part 3... as in 'WE NEED IT NOW!' Our country IS in an immediate and impending prelude to the situation portrayed in Atlas Shrugged. Anyone who believes otherwise is either on the side of a crushing government, is fooling themselves, knows little to nothing about our country's dilemma or is unable to comprehend reality. Target audience: adults with an open mind, clear intellect and love of self, family and country.
Written October 13, 2012
The movie was about a bunch of rich people playing games with goverment, and each other at the expense of the little guy
(Who is John Gault)?
Written April 19, 2015
Fast paced. Great flying scenes. Covered the bases in part 2 of the book; however, it did seem to run from one action point to another. Not enough character building for my taste. Not enough of history with Fransico and no sight of Ragnar, the pirate. I preferred the first Dagny but until they merge all three together for a big DVD it does not really matter. While it is not perfect, I still say go see it.
Written October 13, 2012
This movie about Rand's vision of self-sufficiency is like her prose, heavy-handed. The movie does capture this well, if nothing else. I have read her books, including "The Virtue of Selfishness." I totally agree with being self-reliant, but the way she ignores the humanizing aspect of helping those truly in need (not entitlement!), also speaks to the dark side of her philosophy. This film, with its black and white presentation of good and evil is too simplistic. This is a topic worth more effort.
Written October 14, 2012
I think dividing Atlas Shrugged into 3 movies was a mistake. 2 long movies with the same cast would have been better. I liked Part 1 and was looking forward to the next installment. But the plot for Part 2 is just too thin. It just shows how the US is continuing to degenerate, but we already know that from Part 1. In Part 2 the protagonists mainly spend their time verbally abusing people they dislike but not doing much else. At least in Part 1 our 2 main protagonists where creating the John Galt Line and overcoming ninnies trying to stop them. Basically, we need to get to the climax of the story more quickly. In PArt 2 Dagny gets to John Galt's haven in the mountains, and the movie ends without telling us anything about Galt's alternative community. That's fine if I can see the next installment on TV in a week, but not if I need to wait a year or 2 for PArt 3.
I will see Part 3 if it is made. But Part 2 is so weak I fear that might not happen.