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Trailer released for “Atlas Shrugged: Part 2”

I was quite fond of the first installment of Atlas Shrugged.  While not blind to its flaws – the acting was sometimes rough, the dialogue was often in need of polishing, and the compelling central mystery of John Galt was played out rather clumsily – it had plenty of charms, including a deadly accurate portrayal of how the crony nexus of politicians and compliant business interests hates and fears freedom and capitalism.  It was a refreshing change of pace to emerge from a theater with a crowd discussing what the movie was about, rather than talking about its special effects.  (Which, by the way, really weren’t bad at all.  Modern effects technology allows a perfectly decent vision of the near future to be realized on a modest budget.)

Part I did well enough to get us a sequel, with a new cast, and what appears to be significantly upgraded production values.  (Pity… the guy who played Rearden was starting to grow on me by the end of the first film.)  Here’s the trailer.  The film is due in theaters October 12.

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Trailer released for “Atlas Shrugged: Part 2”

I was quite fond of the first installment of Atlas Shrugged.  While not blind to its flaws – the acting was sometimes rough, the dialogue was often in need of polishing, and the compelling central mystery of John Galt was played out rather clumsily – it had plenty of charms, including a deadly accurate portrayal of how the crony nexus of politicians and compliant business interests hates and fears freedom and capitalism.  It was a refreshing change of pace to emerge from a theater with a crowd discussing what the movie was about, rather than talking about its special effects.  (Which, by the way, really weren’t bad at all.  Modern effects technology allows a perfectly decent vision of the near future to be realized on a modest budget.)

Part I did well enough to get us a sequel, with a new cast, and what appears to be significantly upgraded production values.  (Pity… the guy who played Rearden was starting to grow on me by the end of the first film.)  Here’s the trailer.  The film is due in theaters October 12.

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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