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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 almost 3 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 almost 3 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 almost 3 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 almost 3 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 3 years ago Publication date: 20 May 2016
Sunday 15 May 2016
Positive
The Heartland Institute

In 1957, Ayn Rand introduced the world to a new kind of hero, molded from the best within man, a hero who exemplified the joy of individual achievement. With passion and conviction, Atlas Shrugged speaks to the hero in all of us.

Based upon the controversial 1957 novel by Ayn Rand, the movie Atlas Shrugged: Part 3 follows the struggles of Dagny Taggart, a railroad heiress trying to maintain her integrity and keep her family’s railroad alive in the midst of a rapidly decaying world. She faces increasingly corrupt government agencies, the cowardly incompetence of her own brother, and the systematic loss of her best and most competent workers.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 15 May 2016
Budget & Tax News (The Heartland Institute)

…In 1957, Ayn Rand introduced the world to a new kind of hero, molded from the best within man, a hero who exemplified the joy of individual achievement. With…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 15 May 2016
Budget & Tax News (The Heartland Institute)

…In 1957, Ayn Rand introduced the world to a new kind of hero, molded from the best within man, a hero who exemplified the joy of individual achievement. With…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 15 May 2016
Friday 13 May 2016
Neutral
Adam Lee, Patheos

There was a third Atlas Shrugged movie.

If you weren’t aware it existed, that’s understandable. The first movie was made with a respectable $20 million budget and bombed horrendously, earning back less than one-quarter of that. The second movie was made with just half the budget, and it showed. Despite opening on three times as many screens, it bombed even worse than the first one. You’d think that by this point, a Randian supercapitalist would recognize that the market had spoken.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 13 May 2016