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Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 12 October 2012 (USA)
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Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.

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The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Unemployment tops 24%. Gas is $42 per gallon. Railroads are the main transportation. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, are mysteriously disappearing. Dagny Taggart, COO of Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered an answer to the mounting energy crisis - a prototype of a motor that draws energy from static electricity. But, until she finds its creator, it's useless. It's a race against time. And someone is watching. Written by Producers - Atlas Shrugged

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Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 - Either-Or  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,746,025 (USA) (12 October 2012)

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$3,333,823 (USA) (21 November 2012)
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Bob Beckel: In a photograph during a television news report on Wyatt's disappearance. His brother Graham Beckel played Ellis Wyatt in Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011). See more »

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When Rearden and Dannagger discussing the steel shipment in the hotel, an establishing shot shows the exterior of the Wayne-Falkland as a typical glass-and-steel NYC cube. One the back of the hotel door is a standard fire-escape map showing the floor plan of a curved building, presumably the hotel where the interior shots were filmed. See more »

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Followed by Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014) See more »

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A decent follow up to part 1
12 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just came back from watching part 2 and up front, I will say that I was disappointed that the original cast was unable to return for part 2. That being said though, once the movie started I didn't really care about that anymore.

I thought Dagny being portrayed by an older actress was actually more in-line with the way I viewed her when reading the book, and the same goes for the other actors, like Eddie Willers, etc. I'm unsure how I feel about DB Sweeney portraying Galt himself since I never considered him a very strong actor, but that's a moot point in part 2 anyway.

As others have noted, the special effects in this aren't exactly top quality, but they're passable. It reminded me of the type you'd see on a SyFy original movie or something along those lines... not bad, but not great.

Overall, it was a good movie. Let's face it, if you liked the book, you'll like the movie. If you hated the book (or never read it, but hate the very idea of it), you'll hate this movie too. But that hatred would have nothing to do with the movie itself, but about your views of Rand's philosophy.

I'd give the movie a technical rating of 5-6 because it wasn't too bad, and some of the cinematography was actually pretty well done. Content I give it a 9 because I appreciate where Rand is coming from, so let's call it an 8 out of 10 overall.


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