Atlas Shrugged: Part II is an upcoming film based on Ayn Rand’s novel entitled “Atlas Shrugged”. The first film entitled Atlas Shrugged: Part I was released in 2011 and this year the story of its predecessor continues on. The story starts as the world goes in a downward spiral. The global economy is about to sink, unemployment is becoming more and more prevalent and gas is now being sold at $42 a gallon. Artists, industrialists and inventors are starting to disappear one by one and this is all happening at the hands of the mysterious, Dagny Taggart (played by Samantha Mathis). Everything seems to be falling apart until a revolutionary motor is found among the ruins of a once productive factory. But the motor is not functioning and there is no to answer why this happened. Everyone is now racing against time to find the inventor of this motor that could save the world from stopping for good. The question that everyone is asking now is: Who is John Galt? There have been mixed reviews with regards to Atlas Shrugged: Part II since the first part of the film didn’t gain much praise. But let’s take a look at John Tammy’s opinion on why Atlas Shrugged: Part II is a must see film.
“A Must See Film – Atlas Shrugged: Part II
For those lucky enough to have read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, they know well that it has a timeless quality to it. Most readers feel, and with good reason, that a book from the 1950s was actually written at the time and place in which they’re reading it.
A college friend from Semester at Sea sent me his worn copy in 1994, and very quickly I felt Rand was writing about what I was witnessing. Though the decade of the 1980s that had just passed signified the revival of the American economic engine in industries ranging from finance, to telephony, to software, to television and entertainment, the chattering classes had reduced the ‘80s to a “Decade of Greed”, and worse, those who’d played leading roles in transforming the U.S. economy were under attack.
At the time cable television visionary John Malone (when reading the book I viewed him as Hank Rearden) was rewriting the rules of television access such that Americans were increasingly enjoying myriad channels versus the three networks that essentially owned entertainment in the ‘70s, but his reward was the disapproval of the hapless Al Gore who referred to him as the “Darth Vader” of media.
Jerry Jones risked the monetary result of his life’s work in the energy sector to buy the Dallas Cowboys in the late ‘80s, and when he did his investment banker told him he was making a grave error. Of course entrepreneurs, by virtue of being entrepreneurs, see what the average don’t, and desperate to protect and expand his fortune, Jones went to work. The Dallas Cowboys are today the most valuable franchise in the NFL, but in the ‘90s Jones suffered all manner of arrows from the NFL and fellow owners for his maniacal efforts to squeeze every dollar of profit out of the Cowboys. Having underestimated him, they now wanted a piece of his expanding profit pie.”
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Atlas Shrugged: Part II stars Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Esai Morales and is directed by John Putch. It is scheduled to be released this Friday, October 12th 2012.
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