Written May 04, 2016
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 February 28, 2015
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 December 01, 2015
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 October 13, 2015
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 May 28, 2016
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.