Atlas Shrugged Part 2- My Review For DPSubmitted by TJoe1776 on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 16:42
Just got back from seeing Atlas Shrugged Part 2 --
As a movie: Second tier actors, who are nonetheless strong in their roles, bring a gritty reality to the film. The somewhat halting or jerky delivery of the dialog lends to a sense of watching real people in crisis. Furthermore, unlike most films of our day, wherein the heroine falls off a cliff and in the next shot has perfect hair and lipstick, Atlas 2 lets things go from bad to worse as Dagny and Hank's appearance deteriorates in mirrored reflection to the situation around them. By the end of the film, we see Dagny clinging to life, looking dirty, sweaty, bloody and beat to hell, but finally finding out the answer to the question that has continued to hound her . . .
The special effects of the film are definitely low-budget, but work well in a story that is (again, unlike the majority of today's films) driven not by CG effects but by plot, character development and...conviction. The real star of this film (as well as Parts 1 and 3) is the story by Ayn Rand. The ideas that are presented in "Atlas Shrugged" are more relevant now than ever before. As our world continues to collectively march down the path toward statism and slavery for the "common good," we can see clearly how Rand's prophecy of Atlas Shrugged has already come to be. Liberty is a withered tree. And so, the only thing left to do is to honestly begin asking ourselves...
"Who is John Galt?"