Atlas Shrugged Film

At least one reviewer says they did the book exactly right.

The story is really the star here. It’s a film on gleaming blue rails that carefully follow the curves of the landscape Ayn Rand created over 50 years ago. There won’t be any unpleasant surprises for devotees of the novel. No Jar-Jar moments to make you cringe.

My comment: I am actually shocked, pleasantly shocked, that this film could get made in the modern day, apparently true enough to the original to get the nod from (at least) one reviewer.

I thought the end product would be more Hollywoodized than this reviewer makes it sound. For example, John Galt declares in ringing tone: I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. And Jar-jar Binks replies: I don’t know. Mesa day startin pretty okee-day with a brisky morning munchy, then BOOM! Gettin very scared and grabbin that Jedi and POW! Mesa here!

Uh, sorry I said that. Pass the Brain Clorox please.

I am even more shocked that a film maker is bold enough to make a film in three parts: I sort of assumed LORD OF THE RINGS was a once-in-a-lifetime anomaly.

I assume all of Part III will just be John Galt’s radio address. Myself, I hope they change the end, so that Dagny goes off with Frisco, her childhood friend and lover.