I was thrilled and delighted to see this on the big screen. IMO the producer/directors did a great job: they captured the essence of Rand's novel and seamlessly translated it for our time. It has exciting and exhilarating sequences.
Others make a big to-do about low budgets, no name actors who may/may not perfectly embody Rand's heroes. To me all of that is incidental. Like Ron Paul, the message counts far more than sometimes imperfect styling. The film captured and dramatized the message.
The saddest aspect is that there were only 5 in the audience, the afternoon I attended. I do hope the producer will be adequately compensate so Part 3 can be produced.