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.
'Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged is a feature length documentary film that examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand's epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America.
Revealing the surprising life story of one of the world's most influential minds, this unprecedented film weaves together Ayn Rand's own recollections and reflections, providing a new understanding of her inspirations and influences.
Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive who are mysteriously vanishing - leaving behind a wake of despair. One man has the answer. One woman stands in his way. Some will stop at nothing to control him. Others will stop at nothing to save him. He swore by his life. They swore to find him. Who is John Galt?Written by
As they were for the previous installment (Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)), all of the roles in this movie have again been re-cast. Instead of Taylor Schilling or Samantha Mathis, Dagny Taggart is now played by Laura Regan. Instead of Jsu Garcia or Esai Morales, Francisco D'Anconia is now played by Joaquim de Almeida. Instead of Grant Bowler or Jason Beghe, Henry Rearden is now played by Rob Morrow, and so on. See more »
The strikers' hidden valley is said to be in Colorado; however, scenes in the valley contain extensive footage of sequoia forests, which only exist in California. Two shots of cars driving through the famous "fallen sequoia tunnel" clearly indicate the scenes were filmed in Sequoia National Park. See more »
I am a big fan of the book, and I liked the first movie. That said, this was awful.
The story is rushed, character development is thin to none, and some of the best scenes from the book are missing. Whether or not you agree with Ayn Rand, she understood the beast (in her opinion) very well, and represented the conflict through engaging dialogue in fiction. There is none of that here.
Instead, there is a string of passionate speeches given by the central star but he comes across somewhere between a crazy man on the New York subway, and a poorly edited Anonymous speaker on YouTube. He does not come across as a veritable world leader. There are cameos from various B-list news figureheads, making this appear more a reunion of The Celebrity Apprentice than beautiful fictional story with a timely message.
Like others, I saw it to complete the trilogy, and out of respect for an integrity-based way of doing business that is legitimately threatened today. This movie does not help the cause.
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