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Wednesday 28 February 2018
Paste

…Paste Magazine Bad Movie Diaries: Atlas Shrugged: Part IPaste MagazineIts meaning is totally opaque, even after the film tries to explain it, which is made all the more confusing by the fact that…

Posted 4 months ago Publication date: 01 Mar 2018
Wednesday 01 November 2017
Wisconsin Gazette

…A Live Riffing Of Atlas Shrugged Part One — a live, second-by-second running comedic commentary in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s…

Posted 8 months ago Publication date: 01 Nov 2017
Friday 24 February 2017

…men without trading the product of his effort.” -Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part 1, Ch. Binary domain…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 24 Feb 2017
Monday 10 October 2016
Scott Tobias, The Onion A.V. Club

…continues, over the will of the free market, in Atlas Shrugged: Part II—The Strike, the middle installment of an epic six-hour temper tantrum based on Ayn Rand’s Objectivist novel. Picking up right where the…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 10 Oct 2016
Wednesday 03 August 2016
Den Of Geek

…The Raven. He directed the film version of Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged: Part I. Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels) will play Axel, a career Marine who is loyal to duty even after years of…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 03 Aug 2016
Inside Philanthropy

…a young woman who fled Soviet Russia and became Ayn Rand, the 20th century’s foremost literary defender of capitalism, free enterprise, and “rational self interest.” Author of works like Atlas Shrugged

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 03 Aug 2016
Thursday 23 June 2016
Neutral
The Boston Globe
  • Sean Hannity: “Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?” “House of Cards,” “The Siege.”
Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 23 Jun 2016
Friday 17 June 2016

…She has also appeared in such movies as Mercy, Atlas Shrugged: Part I, The Lucky One, and Argo. 2. Laura Prepon Laura Prepon rose to fame as Donna Pinciotti on That ‘70s Show. She now portrays Alex…

Posted about 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Jun 2016
Thursday 16 June 2016
Madeline Boardman, Entertainment Weekly

…She earned other pre-OITNB credits for Mercy, Atlas Shrugged: Part I, The Lucky One, and Argo. Image Credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix…

Posted about 2 years ago Publication date: 16 Jun 2016
Friday 10 June 2016
Negative
Adam Lee, Patheos

As it turns out, the filmmakers saw the cruelty of the book… and flinched from it. As they’re bundling John Galt into the helicopter that will fly them to safety, we get this line of dialogue: “We’ve got one more man to pick up: Eddie!”

Whether they thought of it in these terms or not, this is a slap in Ayn Rand’s face. It’s tacitly saying that her killing him off was sadistic and unnecessary (which, well, it was). Even in a movie that ends, as the book does, with the lights of New York going out and tens of millions of people dying offscreen, Eddie’s pointless death was one step too far for the filmmakers.

Posted about 2 years ago Publication date: 10 Jun 2016
Friday 27 May 2016
Neutral
Adam Lee, Patheos

You’d think, given the [Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt?] filmmakers’ obvious devotion to Ayn Rand, that they’d at least be well-versed in the book they’re adapting. But apparently not, because there’s a line of dialogue where John Galt uses the dreaded word “give” – which, according to the text, is the one word that’s forbidden to be uttered in the valley.

Posted about 2 years ago Publication date: 27 May 2016
Friday 20 May 2016
Negative
Adam Lee, Patheos

John Galt is supposed to be the greatest genius in human history. He should give the impression of being ruthless and slightly dangerous by virtue of his superior intellect. But this actor plays him as mild-mannered and agreeably mellow, like the sensitive hipster guy in your yoga class.

Another odd artistic choice you can see in these clips is that all the bad guys wear suits and ties, while the capitalists dress like truckers or lumberjacks. Given Ayn Rand’s worship of wealth and power, it’s strange that they’d use class markers in this way to indicate where the audience’s sympathy should be. But this faux-common touch falters a bit when you remember that most of the good guys are millionaire executives, if not hereditary scions of multinational corporations. This is hardly a slobs-versus-snobs battle we’re talking about.

Posted about 2 years ago Publication date: 20 May 2016