Skip to comments.***"Atlas Shrugged" An Honest Freeper Review***
Posted on 04/17/2011 3:02:59 AM PDT by The Wizard
There were only adults in the theater where I saw this film.....that by itself should tell you a lot.....serious folks who get the message and will come out to see things that tell the truth.
This movie will help Sarah, because it shows what a strong woman can do (railroad magnate Dagny Taggart in this film..just like "Secretariat" and Miss Penny) our heroine in "Atlas Shrugged" is a woman who will not be pushed around by men in the old boy's club....
And she is not afraid of men or against men, she is against being told to "shut up and sit down".....now to the film:
EVERYONE in America needs to see this film, because it shows frankly how the media, government, (who clearly is the villain, among others it works with and for) and those in the private sector, who are their friends (portrayed by a young George Soros type) work against everything America holds dear, and it shows how they conspire together, with each group doing it's part to hold on to their collective power...make no mistake, it isn't just government, that is just the tool they use, (like the EPA, FCC, etc.) to do their bidding while a compliant media assists in keeping the people uninformed whenever needed....
They care not for innovation, progress and the better life for all Americans and by extension the world....they care about their fiefdom and their power exclusively......
Because this is part 1 of three, we do not get the satisfaction of seeing of the wrongs being righted; but rest assured my good Freeper friends: If Sarah Palin isn't elected, you will have no need for parts 2 and 3, because you will have seen where we are, and where they are going to keep us.........
the hippies didn’t almost ruin your life, YOU did.....take responsibility for your choices....
Hippies were just a part of the response of freedom brought on by the Beatles impact on culture....If you were there and honest, you would admit that you enjoyed what you did, and if you were led astray, you went willingly....
Now is the time to release the guilt, accept forgiveness from yourself and the Lord, and do the right thing for the future of this great and generous land.....personal responsibility and individualism can be great strengths for America....
end of commercial....I’m just being realistic.....am I supposed to lie to make you happy.....there were no kids in the theater.
You are right about this. Thanks for remembering.
Can you Imagine the DVD and Blu-ray sales for this movie? I normally buy ZERO per year. For Part 1 I expect to buy as many as 10 and give them away to friends and relatives.
The DVD sales for Atlas Shrugged will be huge.
Isn't this the conundrum we face in a nutshell? Young people today are bombarded by messages that reek of shallowness and thoughtlessness, and so become that. Liberalism is a natural fit to that, conservatism isn't. If it's a choice between easy love and tough love, you know what most people are going to choose.
Poster LS suggests that we try a different package for a different message and there is merit in that, but even in a more attractive package, it is still a tough sell. At its heart, the conservative message is that it is up to the individual to achieve success on his/her own, and work hard to get there. While many may say they are in for that, my sense is the average voter really isn't, in their heart of hearts. So when some smooth-talking teleprompter-reading liberal shyster comes along (remind you of anyone?), they'll buy into that fraud heart and soul. Which makes any turnaround even harder.
Sorry to sound pessimistic, but I have been following politics for the majority of my sixty-something years on this Earth, and I really have sensed a fundamental shift in the sentiment of the electorate, probably going back to when we voted out a decent man in George H. W. Bush for a liar and fraud and reprobate in the persona of Bill Clinton. As with alcoholics, sometimes you have to hit bottom before you can climb back up. I don't think we've hit bottom. A majority of voters now look to "the government" for answers and solutions, never realizing that in fact "the government" is them.
Now we have become what we once hated and there is no where else to run to.
You are totally wasted. You say I went willingly to where the Hippies took me and many. I was 15 YEARS OLD jerk!
Go and get a clue about life and working for a living.
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I’m coming down on the Wizard’s side. Hippies never “ruined” anyone’s life, except sometimes their own. I was 15, 16, 17, etc. during that time and I’m grateful for nearly every experience I had back then. For one thing, being part of that era helped teach me the value of rebellion—and this is something that few young people ever learn these days.
You were doing great until you wrote this and lost me.
I don't want a vehicle that gets 100 MPG. The 15 MPG I get in my '01 Ford F150 SVT Lightning with its 450HP supercharged engine is perfect!
We have vast petroleum reserves, lets drill for it and refine it!
Be Ever Vigilant!
PS I've read Atlas Shrugged twice; great book!!
Fortunately, I live in Texas. I went to see Atlas Shrugged two nights ago. There were over 200 people in the theatre, and I saw at least a dozen under the age of 21.
I took my wife and two sons (21 & 9). I was a bit surprised, because I had absolutely gone Shrugged crazy in the weeks leading up to the flick:
I bought several shirts bearing Atlas themes: Galt's Gulch, Akston's Diner, Danneskjold Repossessions.
For my wife and daughter, I gave them a "Liberty Bracelet" forged from Rearden Metal.
For my 7 MO grandson, a onesie that says "I 'heart' Dagny". After seeing the movie, I'm looking for an adult T-shirt with the same expression.
We all loved the movie. My oldest son is taking his girlfriend to see the movie.
The ending of Part I was brilliant, perfectly capturing Dagny's anguish upon viewing the enormity of Wyatt's Torch.
I've owned many Pickups, the F-150 series is Classic
I also have a Piaggio 250cc Scooter ~70-80 mpg
The Choices we make are an amalgam of
Economics, Availability, Suitability, and Personal Taste
I suspect that, if it were available economically
you would consider a 100 mpg truck over a 15 mpg one
Or not, your Choice
What the Socialists/Communists/Progressives
do is to limit Choice
Not necessarily Liberals, per se’
Classic Liberals just see the Choices... Differently
Statists are the True Enemies
They Kill Choice
I do not understand this complaint about drinking (which originated in Roger Ebert's review, BTW). I didn't even notice it. I noticed maybe three swear words, the most apparent being Dagny throwing the word "bullsh**" towards her brother, James. I did leave the movie thinking it was nice to see a film for a change and not be cringing at the word F***! being said every sentence. In fact, it wasn't used a single time. I would definitely take my 70-year-old mom to see it.
Ebert also made a lot of snide remarks about the love scene, saying it was "shot from the ears up" and that Grant Bowler never even took his shirt off. Not true. Big lie, in fact. And just because we didn't have a camera angle up someone's orifice didn't take anything away from the scene. But I guess that's what Ebert likes, and no surprise. I did have a problem with the scene; it did seem like a casual fling rather than an expression of the intense spiritual importance it had in the book. I do think that Grant Bowler should do the entire Part 2 with his shirt off. That would make me very happy. :-)
I made three attempts to see the film. First was Friday night, when I already had a ticket, couldn't leave work on time and drove down to Tempe only to get hung up in traffic, so I bagged it. Second attempt was with two friends - this time we took Janet Napolitano's $3 billion toy train down to Tempe. (The Tillman run was going on and I didn't want to even attempt to deal with parking near Mill Ave.) We got there for the 1:30 and it was sold out. So I bought a 4:00 ticket. My friends couldn't stick around that long, so they left and I saw the 4 pm show myself. I will say there were quite a few disappointed college kids who were turned away at the 1:30 showing. The 4:00 was a much older crowd. More like a Tea party rally. And when I showed up at 4, there was a small, disappointed gathering standing outside and I heard someone say the 4:00 was sold out as well. I did hear the theater manager come outside to talk to people and tell them the movie would only be showing in Tempe for one week, so make sure you go see it while you can.
urp... d’Anconia, not d’Andonia
I agree with most of what you wrote, I don’t consider a motor scooter a vehicle. :) I’ve owned over 20 motorcycles over the years, I’m 80 years old and still own a motorcycle.
I don’t think they will ever make a Ford F150 that gets 100MPG and have the same performance as the one I have...the howl of the supercharger, when you nail it, says it all!!
are you a member of the COBB Society yet?
No I’m not, I’ll check it out...thanks!!
Back in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s I read Ayn Rand’s stuff. I found it puerile.
“Galt’s Gulch” would immediately attacked by the US Army. You think not? You think they could successfully hide? Do you think that the existing “powers that be” would hesitate a second, a millisecond, to kill some or all seeking shelter there?
Get real. The world is not about wealth, about freedom, or about a high standard of living. The world is most certainly not about justice. The world is about Power. And Power, as Mao pointed out, comes from the muzzle of a gun. Power is killing.
Wasn’t Ayn Rand an Atheist? If so, why should we Christians and Jews put any stock in the beliefs of a person who says there is no God?
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