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Thursday, February 17, 2011

I want to see this movie: Atlas Shrugged

Both excited and terrified of this movie being released.

On the one hand, if they made it right, hopefully more people will appreciate Ayn Rand's philosophy as she envisioned it, instead of the distorted "selfishness" most people see it as.
On the other, if it's done poorly, it will turn people away and may further encourage that stereotype.

Other thoughts:
- Supposedly this is part 1 of a trilogy. It will be interesting to see where they cut it and when parts 2 and 3 are released.
- I'm relieved Angelina Jolie is not playing Dagny
- Grant Bowler looks too young (and slight) to be Hank Rearden
- Ragnar isn't listed in the credits on IMDB...
- Michael Lerner looks like the perfect liberal politician.
- The movie should be in four parts. Parts 1, 2 and 4 can be story, part 3 will be the John Galt speech


Alejandro L said...

That movie looks terrrrrrrible.

NW said...

I really want it not to be, but I'm not sure that's possible with Ayn Rand stories in general.