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    Posted: May 04 2011 at 2:36pm
I give it a half star.
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I havent seen this yet; but there's very little chance I'll be voting for it. Not Atlas Shrugged.Ouch
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I read that John Galt is being played by the director. This has shades of M. Night in Lady In The Water.

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This film relates pretty closely to the original book (Ayn Rand is a favorite of mine) -- or rather to the first third of the book, not to the first HALF. Only because I admire the book, I think it is a worthy suggestion.  

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: This movie was never intended to cover the first half of the book -- It was originally proposed as the first film of a trilogy based on Rand's novel. But given the combined critical and box office brickbats that greeted this first effort (it got a paltry 13% Approval at R.T.  and grossed an embarrassing $4.6 million on a $20 million production budget - MoJo LINK) it now appears extremely unlikely that a second (or third) installment will ever be made by these film-makers... 


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THis was a huge disappointment.  The director was terrible, the actors seemed to have no idea what to do, and the screenplay just inept.  All they had to do was follow the book.  Rand was a screen writer, and she knew how it was done.  Had they hired a better directory/screen writer -- it wouldn't have cost that much more -- and they might have had something.  The casting wasn't bad, and the look of the movie was up to the task.  Big sigh!  

At least the movie was about something, and how often does that happen any more?  

   
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Now, the idiots are recalling 100,000 copies of the ATLAS SHAGGED DVD!!!!!!! 

http://gawker.com/5858759/ 

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RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Berry funny article -- Looks like they entrusted the creation of the DVD materials to the same people who made the movie -- i.e. NINCOMPOOPS! 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2011 at 3:19am
Shouldn't market forces be permitted to resolve the situation, rather than something as "socialist" as a product recall?  Wink
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Ah, what a seriosuly bad movie!  
 
The good:  
 
The end is pretty funny: Too bad it wasn't supposed to be! Seriously, it ends with Dagny shouting one of the most hilarious no's in film history.  
 
The bad:  
 
Taylor Schilling: Schilling may be hot, but she can't act. She plays Dagny, a railroad executive with a stupid name.
 
Grant Bowler: Bowler plays Hank Reardon, an inventer who invents a new type of metal that's imaginatively called Reardon Metal. He plans to use it for railroads and if this description seems boring, that's because Reardon is boring and Bowler failed to make him interesting.
 
Matthew Marsden: Marsden plays Dagny's brother James. He's a lazy bum who doesn't want to run his railroad company, so he dumps the work off on Dagny. Marsden can't act and the script does him no favors.
 
The ugly:  
 
Paul Johansson: Johansson is the director of this God forsaken mess. He, also, plays John Galt in a very brief cameo. He's mostly known for his role on One Tree Hill and if you're a One Tree Hill vet, you shouldn't be directing a movie.
 
The script: Much like Twatlight, most of the problems in this stem from terrible source material. Screenwriters Brian Patrick O'Toole and John Aglialoro don't helo though.
 
The pointlessness: If I said that this movie was 97 minutes of people talking with each other, that would not be an exageration. Trying to turn Atlas Shrugged into a trilogy was a massive disaster. Why not just make one big movie and just cut out the pointless sh*t? I know they couldn't do this with The Fountainhead because Ayn Rand was still alive and would bitch about it, but she's six feet under now. You can cut out extraneous material, I'm pretty sure Rand won't rise from the dead.
 
In all honesty, this probably the worst movie of the year that actually tried to be good. 

Grade: F  


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 03 2011 at 9:59am
Really? Well, I think Johansson is excellent on the show... as an actor. As a director, he does nothing special, so I'll believe you. 

Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

Paul Johansson: Johansson is the director of this God forsaken mess. He, also, plays John Galt in a very brief cameo. He's mostly known for his role on One Tree Hill and if you're a One Tree Hill vet, you shouldn't be directing a movie.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SchumacherH8ter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 03 2011 at 10:07am
I've never actualy watched One Tree Hill except for that clip of the dog eating the heart that appeared on The Soup.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 03 2011 at 11:48am
Oh, right!LOL Well, after that scene, Johansson went to the ocean and fought the waves while yelling at God

It may sound silly, but his acting made it a serious scene for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Imadawg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2012 at 7:43pm
One of the most poorly reviewed films of the year, this film lacks the production values of a graduate thesis. The fact that the movie failed miserably artistically,  is underscored by the fact that it was a piece of fluff propaganda celebrating laissez-faire serve-the-self Capitalism that failed miserably in the free markets.

This is a film that is totally incomprehensible to anyone who doesn't belong to the cult of Ayn Rand. Hands down my vote for the most embarassing example of film making last year.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2012 at 7:25am
This was terrible to the point of being unwatchable, which will ultimately doom any chance it stood of taking home the Razzie Worst Picture trophy. Almost no one saw it, and few of those who even tried made it clear through to the closing credits...    


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I voted for it in all possible categories on my Nominating Ballot. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote JoeBacon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2012 at 9:45pm
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the theater...

HERE COMES...

ATLAS SHAGGED, PART 2

...SHAG HARDER!!!!!!!!   Dead Dead  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 07 2012 at 8:58am
I think they're pulling a HUMAN CENTIPEDE: they know that the bad word of mouth of the first movie (including whatever Razzie nomination(s) it may get) will create enough buzz for some people to see the sequel out of morbid curiosity.
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