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Topic: FORUM Discussion of ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART ONE
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: FORUM Discussion of ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART ONE
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 6:09am
YE OLDE HEAD RAZZ WAS HEADing OFF for VACATION the MORNING of FRIDAY, APRIL 15, and HAD NO TIME to PUT UP a FULL-BLOWN ENTRY ON IT, BUT APPARENTLY the TAX MAN DELIVERED ONE of 2011's MOST TAXING-to-SIT-THRU MOVIES on TAXES-ARE-DUE DAY: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480239/ - . 

WITH a CURRENT http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/atlas_shrugged_part_i/ - , THIS WAS OUR BONUS WORST of the WEEK TITLE, FLOPPED SO BADLY THAT PLANS to FILM the SECOND and THIRD MOVIES in the TRILOGY WERE PROMPTLY SHELVED...and EVENTUALLY WOUND UP on http://razzies.com/join.asp - 's "PRELIMINARY CONTENDERS" LIST. 

FOR THOSE UNFAMILIAR with the FILM (OR ITS SOURCE MATERIAL) HERE's a http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/ - to the OFFICIAL WEB SITE.

FEEL FREE to SHRUG OFF THIS FILM'S CINEMATIC SINS BELOW...  



HER: "Here's to better reviews for PART II..." 

HIM: "With the kinda reviews we're getting for PART I, 
there isn't likely to BE a PART II..."   




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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 8:23am
This has received 1 lukewarm positive review out of 16 counted, putting it in at 6% and that may be as high as it manages to go.

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 8:28am

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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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 9:01am
Evidently this film cheaped it out so thoroughly that pretty much everyone in the crew appears on screen as well.

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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 9:49am
Just out of curiuosity, won't it be difficult for a lot of Razzie-voters to find a copy and see this film before voting begins. I mean it is already in limited realease and there are no real big names attached. I don't want to be pesemistic or anything but i doubt that my video rental place will have a copy when it's released on DVD.


Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 9:57am
I'm sure it will be available in Redbox or On Demand. It will be aired in independent theaters in most large cities. It will probably take a little effort to find, but something that is evidently this half-assed is obviously worth our attention

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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 11:43am
Saturnwatcher, okey, but i am not from the States and the chances that it will be widly available overseas seem VERY slim to me. I think it will be somewhat harder for me to find a copy. I had the same problem with The Nutcracker in 3D.


Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 1:30pm
I'm waiting for the porno version, which they will title as "ATLAS SHAGGED"!


Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 8:49pm

First, Officer Barbrady was known for speaking out against the book Atlas Shrugged. Then, the book became a darling with the Tea Party. Now, this movie! Down to less than 10% at Rotten Tomatoes. Thanks for adding this forum!



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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 15 2011 at 9:40pm
At this point, I really have no idea how wide of a release this is going to get internationally. I'm guessing that it is going to bomb so thoroughly here in the U.S. that it isn't going to get much of an overseas release. There is probably also an assessment by the people who made the movie that it wouldn't do very well in foreign markets anyway, since the only people that would swallow Rand's ridiculous political leanings are Americans who spend all their time listening to conservative A.M. talk radio shows...  

Originally posted by Vheid

Saturnwatcher, okey, but i am not from the States and the chances that it will be widly available overseas seem VERY slim to me. I think it will be somewhat harder for me to find a copy. I had the same problem with The Nutcracker in 3D.


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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: April 16 2011 at 12:22am
Saturnwatcher, indeed, so i'll probably won't see this film before Razzie voting begins. 

This film however seems to have a built-in audience (and might therefor become somewhat of a succes) http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20054410-503544.html - link

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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 16 2011 at 7:48am
Much like Ebert noted, even the people who actually liked Rand's work probably won't like the film much, so word of mouth will likely strangle it in the cradle.

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Posted By: Film Reel Redemption
Date Posted: April 16 2011 at 9:27am

Judging by Atlas Shrugged: Part One's stated RT score, it appears 'Season of the Witch', 'Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son' and all the other low scoring contenders may have just come face-to-face with serious competition!  





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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: April 16 2011 at 10:27am
Redbox ...Yes! Because with some movies, paying more than $1 is paying way too much!


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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: April 16 2011 at 1:21pm
Saturnwatcher, It's funny that you mentioned Ebert, He just http://twitter.com/ebertchicago - tweeted the following:

From all reports, its audiences love "Atlas Shrugged." I thought even Randians would find it a snorefest. http://bit.ly/hMsrB5 - http://bit.ly/hMsrB5

Film Reel, I highly doubt if both Atlas Shrugged and Season of the Witch will be remembered/noticed by Razzie-voters when voting begins. I could be wrong.


Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: April 16 2011 at 3:45pm
Considering the fact that Season of the Witch  stars Nicholas Cage, who has just been arrested for battery charge, by the way, I'm sure the Razzie voters will try their best to remember it.  

Originally posted by Vheid

Film Reel, I highly doubt if both Atlas Shrugged and Season of the Witch will be remembered/noticed by Razzie-voters when voting begins. I could be wrong.
 




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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: April 16 2011 at 7:28pm
Yeah, and let's not forget about when the movie is out on DVD. Believe you mean, someone like Cage isn't easily forgotten by Razzie voters.  

Originally posted by oiram

Considering the fact that the later stars Nicholas Cage, who has just been arrested for battery charge, by the way, I'm sure the Razzie voters will try there best to remember it.


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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 16 2011 at 7:55pm
I have a feeling that the people who actually go to see this aren't going to admit that it sucked at any cost. We all know that no matter what retarded thing Rush Limbaugh spews out, his fans will defend him to the point of apoplexy. Same thing will happen here.  

Originally posted by Vheid

Saturnwatcher, It's funny that you mentioned Ebert, He just  http://twitter.com/ebertchicago - tweeted  the following:

From all reports, its audiences love "Atlas Shrugged." I thought even Randians would find it a snorefest.  http://bit.ly/hMsrB5 - http://bit.ly/hMsrB5

Film Reel, I highly doubt if both Atlas Shrugged and Season of the Witch will be remembered/noticed by Razzie-voters when voting begins. I could be wrong.
 



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: April 17 2011 at 8:30am
Originally posted by saturnwatcher

We all know that no matter what retarded thing Rush Limbaugh spews out, his fans will defend him to the point of apoplexy.  
That's because Rush Limbaugh's fans are out of touch with reality and time. They still think it's 1951!


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Posted By: thomsonmg2000
Date Posted: April 17 2011 at 2:44pm
Originally posted by saturnwatcher

I have a feeling that the people who actually go to see this aren't going to admit that it sucked at any cost.

You can look at the IMDB rating for this film. Despite the crappy reviews from critics, its rating is currently in the six range:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480239/ - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480239/

And over 80% of RT users liked the film:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/atlas_shrugged_part_i/ - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/atlas_shrugged_part_i/

Shows you that there are a lot of people who will defend a film like this regardless of quality.

:sarcasm:
I mean, that would be the only reason I would watch a film, right? No need to care about the acting, dialogue or script. It's the film's message that counts!
:end sarcasm:

Either that, or some sort of astroturfing campaign is abound.


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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: April 17 2011 at 9:08pm

I think that the only two reasons that this book was made into a planned trilogy is because it depicts a society similar to the way that Fox News, the Excellence In Butchering Network, and other right-winged nutjobs depict the U.S. under President Obama and because John Galt's motives are similar to those of the Tea Party.  If it's telling Americans to rise up against the government, it's a bad influence.  Hopefully, it won't make the rest of its $10M budget back.



Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 18 2011 at 2:55pm
Let's do the bad news first. This movie did approximately $1.7 million its opening weekend, coming in 14th place on the box-office chart. That may not sound very impressive, but it only opened in 299 theaters and it actually had the 4th highest per screen average of any film in the top 50. The 3rd highest, not particularly surprisingly, was Scream 4. It was the only film in the top 10 that out performed Asshole Shrugged in terms of per screen average.  The top two only opened in 2 and 3 theaters respectively, so in a sense, this film actually did surprisingly well.
 
The good news is that probably just about everyone who wanted to see it already has done so. Figure it to drop significantly this week.


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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 18 2011 at 4:14pm
The more I think about this film, I can only offer one note...Head Razz, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't nominate it for anything. I REALLY don't want to have to sit through it. Having to read that crappy book was more than bad enough.

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: April 20 2011 at 3:50pm
Not to get off-topic, Saturnwatcher, but were you able to see Nutcracker? If so, where, because I've been having a hell of a time trying to find it?!?

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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: April 20 2011 at 7:54pm
Schumacherh8ter: Sorry, I can't help you. I also have not seen it yet.  



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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: April 20 2011 at 9:15pm
Damn. I've been looking for it because I've got a class on speech-giving and I've decided to do my final speech on the Razzie nominating ballot from last year. There are only two films left that I haven't seen that were on there, and Nutcracker is one of them. (The other is Gulliver's Travels, which I'm going to order-on-demand when Robot Chicken's done). 



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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: April 21 2011 at 5:13am
I went and saw this on Sunday. A bunch of Randbots were in the theater acting like typically lobotomized Scientologists. It is truly one of the most unintentionally funny movies I've ever seen. Just imagine a big screen version of one of the worst TV shows ever made--Supertrain, and you get an idea of what's on screen here. 

But what was scary were the Randbots applauding at the end...


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Posted By: Film Reel Redemption
Date Posted: April 21 2011 at 9:22am
Wow compared with this cinematic equivalent of Nazi indoctrination, 20th Century Fox looks like Focus Features...  

Originally posted by thomsonmg2000


You can look at the IMDB rating for this film. Despite the crappy reviews from critics, its rating is currently in the six range:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480239/ - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480239/

And over 80% of RT users liked the film:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/atlas_shrugged_part_i/ - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/atlas_shrugged_part_i/

Shows you that there are a lot of people who will defend a film like this regardless of quality.
 



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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 21 2011 at 9:33pm
The least surprising thing about this movie is that Fox had a hand in it.

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Posted By: Film Reel Redemption
Date Posted: April 21 2011 at 11:06pm
Well that explains it then

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: April 22 2011 at 12:32pm
Originally posted by saturnwatcher

The least surprising thing about this movie is that Fox had a hand in it.
Hahaha, Fox! Should they even be considered a entertainment company? I think they should be seen as just an extention of the Republican Party.

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Posted By: Grounder the Critic
Date Posted: April 22 2011 at 5:27pm
Originally posted by Michaels

Originally posted by saturnwatcher

The least surprising thing about this movie is that Fox had a hand in it.
Hahaha, Fox! Should they even be considered a entertainment company? I think they should be seen as just an extention of the Republican Party.


Worst part is that it is owned by News Corporation, and News Corporation owns Fox News.


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: April 22 2011 at 9:47pm
Fox News is nothing more than a propaganda channel for the Republican Party, which is why I'm asking: Should we consider 20th Century Fox as just a movie production company for more Republican propaganda??  

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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 25 2011 at 7:58am
As expected, this movie is doing some serious sinking at the box-office. It has now made back about $3 million of its $20 million production cost. The number of theaters it played in this past weekend almost doubled, but it's gross sagged significantly. Bottomline, Asshole Shugged Part 1 is going to take a serious bath at the box-office and isn't going to come close to making its modest production budget back. That makes it pretty unlikely that Asshole Shrugged Parts 2 and 3 will ever make it to the theaters.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: April 25 2011 at 8:14pm
As proven before with movies like "Snakes On A Plane," creating a online buzz will only get your movie so far in terms of box office grosses. And your movie being a piece of crap doesn't help matters either. I'm guessing "Asshole Shrugged Parts 2 & 3" will be released straight-to-RedBox!

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: April 26 2011 at 5:57am
So the sequels are happening?

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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: April 26 2011 at 6:06am
I don't think so. If i understood it correctly, they barely had enough money to make this film.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: April 26 2011 at 8:40am
Hmmm...so even "indie" filmmakers commit the mistake of preparing for a sequel or two before knowing if the first movie will be a success or not!

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"Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie ... but, no, no. John Hughes did not direct my life." ("Easy A", 2010)


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: April 26 2011 at 1:16pm
Part of me wants there to be a sequel, because I'm interested in how they'll handle Galt's speech. For those who are lucky enough to not have read "Atlas Shrugged," John Galt gives a speech that goes on for 90 pages!

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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 26 2011 at 1:36pm
Yep...and a less long-winded gas bag probably could have made the same point in one short paragraph. Then again, the whole book can be summed up in one (utterly ridiculous) sentence: "Some people are just so much better than everyone else that the rules that govern society shouldn't apply to them." The problem is that the people who think they are part of that elite are actually just idiots.


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: April 26 2011 at 2:04pm
No wonder this movie was so bad -- the book was so poorly written! 90 pages? What ever happened to editing? I wonder if the book's author failed every English and creative writing class that she took?


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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 26 2011 at 7:12pm
Ayn Rand pretty much lived her life (and wrote her books) based on the credo that one should never say in one sentence what can be stretched out to 50 or 60 pages. One can understand why all those tedious books from the Victorian era (that English teachers love) are so long and tedious -- the authors got paid by the word, and their works were serialized originally in the contemporary publications. Ayn Rand, on the other hand, was just a long-winded blowhard who really didn't have anything relevant, or even logical to say. But that didn't stop her from taking 1200 pages per book to spew her nonsense... 




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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: April 27 2011 at 4:45am
Ah, that explains a lot!  




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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: April 27 2011 at 7:28am
This doesn't sound like a good book. Is that the trend now? Hollywood has already adapted every best seller in the world, so now it's going after just any book?  

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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: April 27 2011 at 7:50am
This just in -- rotten reviews and plummeting box office have apparently convinced the millionaire who backed http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum-discussion-of-atlas-shrugged-part-One_topic4969.html -
Produced at a cost of some $20 million, PART I has to date grossed just over $3 million ( http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=atlasshrugged.htm -
For additional info, here's a http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-quick-20110427,0,7726389.story -


Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 27 2011 at 8:16am
A lot of people seem to think Rand was some sort of genius. I personally don't understand the notion. Atlas Shrugged was written back in 1957, and there has long been an interest in making into a movie. This particular version was rushed into theaters because the people who currently own the rights were about to lose them. Back in 1949, Rand's equally looney novel The Fountainhead was made into a movie, and it was also absolutely dreadful. 

But I have doubts that two dreadful adaptations are going to stop someone else from trying again.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: April 27 2011 at 8:23am
So...it's like L. Ron Hubbard all over again?

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: April 27 2011 at 1:18pm
Keep in mind, Hubbard's work was more like long-winded companion pieces to his crazy, made up religion. Hubbard's own son has admitted that Hubbard would claim that the real money isn't in writing books, it's in creating (and running) your own religion!


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: April 27 2011 at 1:30pm
Actually, I don't know a lot Scientology, but maybe it's not a cult.

What I do know is that NOBODY wants another BATTLEFIELD EARTH!  


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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: April 27 2011 at 2:53pm
There's a story that when The Fountainhead was being turned into a movie, Rand flew into a fit when she learned the film-makers planned to abridge the six-minute speech. Also, Ayn's forward to Atlas Shrugged states that she's the only author in history to write about a new idea. As you can all tell, Ayn had a massive ego. Also, she idolized a child killer and based several of her characters on him. 
Here's a LINK: 

                   http://www.michaelprescott.net/hickman.htm - http://www.michaelprescott.net/hickman.htm   

Originally posted by saturnwatcher

Ayn Rand pretty much lived her life (and wrote her books) based on the credo that one should never say in one sentence what can be stretched out to 50 or 60 pages. One can understand why all those tedious books from the Victorian era (that English teachers love) are so long and tedious -- the authors got paid by the word, and their works were serialized originally in the contemporary publications. Ayn Rand, on the other hand, was just a long-winded blowhard who really didn't have anything relevant, or even logical to say. But that didn't stop her from taking 1200 pages per book to spew her nonsense... 
 


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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 27 2011 at 6:15pm
I take issue with one point: I think L. Ron Hubbard knew he was a charlatan. Ayn Rand actually believed the nonsense she espoused. So there is a difference...I can sort of forgive someone who just believes something stupid. I don't have nearly as much tolerance for someone who sells nutty ideas knowing full well that they are nutty ideas...  

Originally posted by Michaels

Originally posted by Vits

So...it's like L. Ron Hubbard all over again?
Kind in mind, Hubbard's work was more like long-winded companion pieces to his crazy, made up religion. Hubbard's own son has admitted that Hubbard would claim that the real money isn't in writing books, it's in creating and running your own religion.


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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: April 28 2011 at 6:42pm

So, considering that this movie has been butchered by critics and is destined to be a box-office disaster even with an incredibly modest budget, this obviously has to be considered for Worst Picture. Some of the cast might also receive consideration. What about other possibilities?

Worst Sequel, Prequel or Remake? It is a prequel after a fashion, since two more installments were originally planned. The fact that they almost certainly won't get made could be viewed as splitting hairs. I could also make a case for this as worst remake. As noted above, The Fountainhead was made into a movie back in the 40's. Granted, this isn't a direct remake, but since Rand's career was built upon rewriting the same book several times anyway, one could reasonably argue that it is effectively the same movie also. Wink



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: April 28 2011 at 7:03pm
I guess it all depends on whether Razzie voters get around to actually seeing this movie.  

Originally posted by saturnwatcher

So, considering that this movie has been butchered by critics and is destined to be a box-office disaster even with an incredibly modest budget, this obviously has to be considered for Worst Picture. Some of the cast might also receive consideration. What about other possibilities?


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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: April 29 2011 at 6:18am
I completely disagree. I am a voting Razzie-member living in Europe and will probably not find a copy of this movie in time for voting. Of all the categories, I at least hope that the titles on the Worst Picture-shortlist will be widely available...    

Originally posted by saturnwatcher

So, considering that this movie has been butchered by critics and is destined to be a box-office disaster even with an incredibly modest budget, this obviously has to be considered for Worst Picture.



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Posted By: crewman
Date Posted: May 02 2011 at 3:01am
Just out of curiuosity, won't it be difficult for a lot of Razzie-voters to find a copy and see this film before voting begins. I mean it is already in limited realease and there are no real big names attached. I don't want to be pesemistic or anything but i doubt that my video rental place will have a copy when it's released on DVD

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Posted By: aluk1986
Date Posted: May 02 2011 at 3:26am
It will be interesting to see how well they stuck to the plot of the book. For anyone who saw the fountainhead they will be aware that the book and movie were quite a bit different; especially in the way the characters were portayed. I wasn't a huge fan of either and most of Ayn Rand's work is mediocre.
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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 3:49pm
It probably won't be that hard to find a DVD copy of this. Unless Blockbuster goes out of business before January 2012 (not entirely impossible) there should be any number of un-rented copies collecting dust on their shelves by then.  I imagine a similar situation will prevail at most rental outlets.  

Originally posted by crewman

Just out of curiuosity, won't it be difficult for a lot of Razzie-voters to find a copy and see this film before voting begins. I mean it is already in limited realease and there are no real big names attached. I don't want to be pesemistic or anything but i doubt that my video rental place will have a copy when it's released on DVD.


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 5:39pm
January 2012?! That's the most generous expiration date anyone has given that company!  

Originally posted by saturnwatcher

Unless Blockbuster goes out of business before January 2012 (not entirelyimpossible) ...


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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 7:11pm
There are no shortage of nuts that are claiming that the world is going to end on May 21 anyway. But I am willing to make them a simple wager. I've got a thousand bucks that says it won't. If they win, I'll give them the money. If I win, they have to put up just as many billboards that say, "Dear Jesus, you have stood me up for the last time."


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 9:38pm
That's a bad bet, because either way, you lose: 

1. You either just lost a thousand dollars, or... 

2. The billboard people can't collect, because the world will have come to an end! 

But I like your Jesus billboard idea. Another good slogan would be Jesus saying "Don't bother holding your breath for my return, I'm going to take awhile."  

Originally posted by saturnwatcher

There are no shortage of nuts that are claiming that the world is going to end on May 21 anyway. But I am willing to make them a simple wager. I've got a thousand bucks that says it won't. If they win, I'll give them the money. If I win, they have to put up just as many billboards that say, "Dear Jesus, you have stood me up for the last time."


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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 11:51pm
If you didn't think Atlas Shagged Part I wasn't bad enough, well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seKhVJDOzlQ&feature=player_embedded - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seKhVJDOzlQ&feature=player_embedded


Posted By: pprovazky
Date Posted: May 04 2011 at 5:48am
Of course and not only, they will go on strike which is becoming a fashion.


Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: May 04 2011 at 10:53am
Originally posted by JoeBacon

If you didn't think Atlas Shagged Part I wasn't bad enough, well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seKhVJDOzlQ&feature=player_embedded - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seKhVJDOzlQ&feature=player_embedded
LOL


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 04 2011 at 11:06am
So when it comes to the title "Atals Shrugged": By "shrugged", did they mean at the box office?!?

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Posted By: Coachman140
Date Posted: May 04 2011 at 2:36pm
I give it a half star.


Posted By: babypook
Date Posted: May 08 2011 at 7:41pm
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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Posted By: pupu1
Date Posted: May 16 2011 at 11:32pm

I read that John Galt is being played by the director. This has shades of M. Night in Lady In The Water.



Posted By: palm1
Date Posted: May 23 2011 at 5:58am
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 http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/atlas_shrugged_part_i/ -



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Posted By: johnq
Date Posted: November 08 2011 at 7:23pm
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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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: November 13 2011 at 7:48pm
Now, the idiots are recalling 100,000 copies of the ATLAS SHAGGED DVD!!!!!!! 

http://gawker.com/5858759/ - http://gawker.com/5858759/  

LOL  


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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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date 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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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: December 02 2011 at 9:16pm
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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Posted By: Vits
Date 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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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date 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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Posted By: Vits
Date 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

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Posted By: Imadawg
Date 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.


Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date 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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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: February 06 2012 at 12:34pm
I voted for it in all possible categories on my Nominating Ballot. 




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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date 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  
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/atlas-shrugged-part-2-prduction-april-286633 - ... 



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Posted By: Vits
Date 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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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: February 07 2012 at 6:54pm
And I think you're giving the people responsible way too much credit. The film is supposed to be released just prior to November election in hopes that it might influence the outcome in some fashion. In reality, the 3 or 4 thousand people that might actually cough up the cash to see it were all going to vote Republican anyway.   

Originally posted by Vits

 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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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: February 08 2012 at 1:08pm
I'm kind of looking forward to Atlas Shrugged Part II. The part they're adapting with this movie has all the wacky sh*t that the book's known for! We'll be in Razzie heaven!

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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: February 08 2012 at 4:19pm
Atlas Shrugged Part II probably will be a hoot to watch -- but I'd wager that only half a dozen of us are even going to see it. Even if we managed to get it elected Worst Picture, most of America is going to say, "They actually made Part 2?"

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: April 27 2012 at 2:49pm
The Agony Booth finally ripped into this. It was promised a month or two ago. LINK: http://www.agonybooth.com/video427_Atlas_Shrugged_Part_1_Movie_Ayn_Rand.aspx - http://www.agonybooth.com/video427_Atlas_Shrugged_Part_1_Movie_Ayn_Rand.aspx

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: June 25 2012 at 7:58pm
The trailer for Atlas Shrugged Part II is here and... dear God! There's literally no footage from the movie, instead showing several Fox News windbags talking about her and an interview with her from 1959. Could this dethrone The Devil Inside for worst movie of the year? LINK: http://www.avclub.com/articles/atlas-shrugged-part-ii,81767/ - http://www.avclub.com/articles/atlas-shrugged-part-ii,81767/

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 26 2012 at 9:08am
At least it's just the teaser. But you're right. It should show at least a few seconds of the actual movie.

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