Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 Movie Reviews
User reviews on Atlas Shrugged: Part 1
Fantastic movie. I'm going to see it again tomorrow.
An added bonus is to see the hatred on the left rearing it's ugly head here. You charlatans should be ashamed of yourself. But then, you aren't. That is what is wrong with the hatred on the left. No shame. No accountability. Always wanting something for nothing. A pity...
One of the worst film adaptations EVER. And politics aside, the single worst casting job EVER. If you went thru the complete archives of film history and picked out the 10 worst of all time, at least 5 would be from this film.
It;s as if the producers either a) wanted to make this laughable or b) never even read a page of the actual book.
Sad day for Ayn Rand and her philosophy (not necessarily the politics that have become attached now).
Just to correct some mis-information posted by one user. Ayn Rand was born in 1905. "Atlas Shrugged" wasn't published until 1957. It would be impossible for this movie to have been filmed from 1909-1910, and as for being set in 1915 - 1917, well, I don't think so. If the previous reviewer meant the story was set in 2015 - 2017 and was filmed in 2009 - 2010 then we will excuse the typos.
John Aglialoro, the producer, bought the rights to the movie in 1992. Several attempts to get the story filmed under Aglialoro never made it to the screen, including a 4 part miniseries version for TNT in 1999. Several other attempts stalled in the mid 2000's.
Aglialoro's film rights to the movie were going to expire on June 15, 2010. A last ditch effort got principal filming started on June 13, 2010 so Aglialoro retained the production rights to the novel. Considering the trilogy nature of this production, I would not be surprised if a lot of his original TNT mini-series efforts are in the movies.
As to the quality and message of the movie, I will leave those evaluations to the viewer. But if you want a nice counterpoint to the dystopia that a truly Galtian society might produce, I suggest you take a look at the videogame "Bioshock". Extremism is not a pretty thing.
Superb movie that amazingly tells us a story applicable to today. It is prescient beyond belief and should be required reading. Orion Rogers shows his ignorance and lack of logical refutation by merely calling those of us who believe America was founded on the principal of equal opportunity to succeed or fail (not equal opportunity to live a successful life no matter how lazy, unsuccessful, or unproductive you are). He ought to read the book written by former Democrat Arthur Brooks. In Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism (Basic Books), Arthur C. Brooks finds that religious conservatives are far more charitable than secular liberals, and that those who support the idea that government should redistribute income are among the least likely to dig into their own wallets to help others. They'd rather spend other people's money to further their ambitions and gather power to themselves. This last is my sentiment. So Orion Roberts is disingenuous and uses the typical Progressive and Democrat pattern of attacking and name calling because the truth and logic don't support his beliefs.
If you want to see where we are headed as a nation, see this movie and weep, then get off your proverbial hind in and help do something about it. Lets put the Progressive genie and big government back in the bottle and refound this nation on its originating principles of small government with limited powers and reinvigorate the right of everyone to have an equal opportunity to succeed or fail.
The sock puppetry in this forum is enough to prevent me from ever reading a review here again. If the movie is really that good then it should not be tanking in the free market.
And it is, horrifyingly so.
This is the "Battlefield Earth" of the Tea Party, and you know it is.
The film is exactly what you expect from Ayn Rand; superbly done. The scary part is that the picture takes place in1915,16, and 17, but was made mostly in 1909-10, from script to can. Yet, look at today's headlines: government to stop Boeing 's relocation from Washington State to South Carolina, Government places moratorium on oil production in the Gulf, etc. Blanket limits on productivity and subordination of economic growth to social well being are not new in today's world.
There is nothing futuristic about this film. See it. -RWF
I almost did'nt go. I'm glad i did. Great story. Can't wait for part 2...
I have seen Atlas Shrugged 2 times now and each time I find something new in it. It is complex story told in simple terms for everyone. Ayn Rand wrote a book of fiction that has become the reality of what is happening today. I will be seeing it again. I have read Atlas Shrugged a couple of times and the Director and Producer stayed true to the book. Actors were well selected and I applaud the decision not to go with name actors. Well done.
Very good, intelligent movie. Nice break from the bland Hollywood pablum.
Atlas Shrugged movie celebrates achievement and passion for one's work. Dagny and Rearden are unshakable. And it is an absolute pleasure to see that no matter how many corrupt people are around them, they are still standing up for their values. I walked out of the theater with a feeling that I have never experienced after watching a movie - it was the feeling of what does it feel like to be in love with one's work! Its strange that I can't think of any movie that makes one think of one's work as a personal and passionate value!
Give yourself a treat. See this movie! Don't let any critic tell you what to think or feel. Experience it first hand. It feels great to sit back in a theater and admire achievement! It makes you look up to life and people!