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“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.”

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Atlas Shrugged Movie Review

C. A. Wolski reviews the film Atlas Shrugged: Part I in the forthcoming spring edition of The Objective Standard. The film releases on April 15 in a limited number of theatres in the USA. Excerpts from his review:

... Atlas Shrugged: Part I is not the novel and it does not pretend to be. It is a fairly competently made, credible adaptation of one of the most complex novels ever written. Even with its flaws, the film is enjoyable and has wonderful moments, including some in which it captures the power of the novel—such as the party during which Dagny gets the Rearden Metal bracelet, the scene during which Hank hands over his ore mine to Paul Larkin, and the already mentioned scene during which Dagny and Hank discover the motor. Fans of Ayn Rand’s masterpiece likely will enjoy these scenes in particular and appreciate the movie generally. Those unfamiliar with the story will probably enjoy the movie as well and may find their curiosity sufficiently piqued to read the book. If so, they will be even more richly rewarded. All in all, Atlas Shrugged: Part I will be a satisfactory journey for many viewers and could help increase awareness of Rand’s work.

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  1. I will never forget How moved I was by the virtue of selfishness

  2. thank god the early reviews are good. I was scared when I saw the low starred cast and low budget. I mean what happened to having brad pitt and angelina jolie in it?