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FReep This Movie! Atlas Shrugged Part 2 - Send a Message to The Marxists (Vanity)
Atlas Shrugged Movie ^

Posted on 10/13/2012 7:59:39 AM PDT by ct_libertarian

Reasons To FReep Atlas Shrugged Part 2 This Weekend (and Bring FRiends)



Saw it last night, twice. Brought friends and family and they also saw it, twice. It was excellent. Hope to see you there.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: atlasshrugged; atlasshruggedmovie; vanity
"Are you ready?" "By my life, and my love of it..."
1 posted on 10/13/2012 7:59:43 AM PDT by ct_libertarian
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To: ct_libertarian

We saw it last night!

It was GREAT!

Can’t wait for Part 3!


2 posted on 10/13/2012 8:02:28 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: ct_libertarian

Saw it last night, and it was pretty good. The novel was great, and I just don’t think it’s possible to do complete justice to it in 3 movies; the material is so rich that it requires a miniseries of at least 20 hours. Otherwise, some of speeches and dialog appear to be empty pontificating, because there isn’t enough action in the plot to back them up.

That said, it’s a fun movie, and very well done within the constraints of the format. The ideas expressed in the movie are as important now as they’ve ever been. And the pacing and production values of the movie were better than in Part I. So I personally hope that as many people as possible see it. (BTW, if you see it, buy the ticket in advance on Fandango. Reason: Fandango purchases are immediately imputed into box office stats, letting people know the movie is popular, thus helping to extend the movie’s run.)


3 posted on 10/13/2012 8:20:15 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: ct_libertarian

Seeing it today. Can hardly wait.


4 posted on 10/13/2012 8:24:12 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: ct_libertarian

Seeing it today. Can hardly wait.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 8:24:14 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: G Larry

Grrrrrr...

No chance of seeing it up here in Canada until it is on DVD.


6 posted on 10/13/2012 8:29:43 AM PDT by Capt. Canuck
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To: ct_libertarian
Saw it yesterday afternoon.

The movie is very well done and absolutely perfect timing for this election cycle.

Great defense of capitalism and explanation of why money/profit is so critical in a free society.

Funniest part to me was Bob Beckle flubbing his line.

7 posted on 10/13/2012 8:31:47 AM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everyone stands around reloading.)
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To: The Citizen Soldier

Another fun fact: Alex Kozinski, the libertarian Chief Judge of the 9th Circuit, was an extra. He was a non-speaking member of the Unification Board, at the tail-end of the panel.


8 posted on 10/13/2012 8:49:45 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66

Wouldn’t that be the 9th CIRCUS court?

Happy Birthday US Navy!!!!

Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years. (In a deep Hemi rumble sort of way.)


9 posted on 10/13/2012 8:53:58 AM PDT by rktman
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To: ct_libertarian
I watched the first part of Atlas Shrugged last night on Netfliks. While it was good it was a bit slow getting started, but by the end it was clear that the government was socializing the country and killing off private industry. The storyline was however a bit troubling as it misses the environmentalist whackos who would be blocking the railroads and opposing all oil drilling in 2016. Not even Ayn Rand likely could not have in 1957 conceived that such environmental lunacy would become mainstream. However the movie is true to the now 55 year old book.
10 posted on 10/13/2012 8:56:09 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: ct_libertarian

I think Jonathan Hoenig has a cameo in it, too. He’s my “fave” of the financial talking heads.

I just ordered the DVD of Part I which should arrive soon. After watching that, we’ll see Part II on the big screen, if it’s still playing.


11 posted on 10/13/2012 8:58:03 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: ct_libertarian

Is it necessary to have seen Part 1 in order to understand Part 2?


12 posted on 10/13/2012 9:02:32 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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Is it necessary to have seen Part 1 in order to understand Part 2?

No. My wife and I saw it yesterday, and she had neither read the book nor seen part 1, and she understood what was going on. You will understand more of the understories and the characters having prior knowledge, but the movie was done to be able to stand on its own.

13 posted on 10/13/2012 9:08:08 AM PDT by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: Fiji Hill

I’d suggest you read the book. Watching the movie afterward is a nice treat, but buy the book.


14 posted on 10/13/2012 9:11:36 AM PDT by Tail Gunner John
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To: Fiji Hill

You don’t need to see Pt.I to have Pt. II make sense I think. Pt. I is on Netflix and Netflix usually has a free trial period available, so you coudld watch it that way.


15 posted on 10/13/2012 9:13:52 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: rktman

That entire Circuit may be somewhat Circusy (as personified by e.g., left-wing Judges Reinhardt & Pregerson), but you’d like Judge Kozinski. He was pro-2nd Amendment long before it was cool. Also great on the Takings Clause, the 1st Amendment & many other issues.


16 posted on 10/13/2012 9:16:22 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: G Larry

How busy are the theaters showing it?


17 posted on 10/13/2012 11:38:50 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: ct_libertarian

Went last night. About 70 people in a 100 person theater. Good movie but it left itself hanging for part 3! There were very direct statements against socialism/communism/marxism made in that movie and I was glad to see it.


18 posted on 10/13/2012 11:43:19 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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wow. I am surprised to actually find a thread about Atlas Shrugged II where a sourpuss, purist, member of FR hasn't shown up to trash the movie. I saw it last night. it was great. I hope they make their money to make part 3. Although they changed the actors, I thought they pulled it off quite well. When it ended everyone in the theater was applauding. The new leading lady was great. My favorite part was when the hispanic guy was referring to Atlas and how he would tell him “To shrug!”
19 posted on 10/13/2012 12:14:54 PM PDT by FreeManWhoCan ( (o) (o))
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To: tbw2
"How busy are the theaters showing it?"

Saw it today at the early show; about 75 people in a theater holding approximately 300. Everyone who cares about November 6th should go. It is directly topical and shows the country falling apart under an increasingly oppressive, authoritarian and regulatory government that could easily be the Obama Regime with freedom loving capitalists and the best and brightest Going Galt. A few are still plotting resistance and Part II ends in a cliffhanger. I hope the producers make enough to make part three and there is enough of the US left to see a wide distribution of part III.

20 posted on 10/13/2012 2:41:54 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: ct_libertarian

I saw it today and it was awesome. The only letdown was that they condensed Francisco’s money talk.


21 posted on 10/13/2012 3:47:53 PM PDT by Psycho_Runner (I never voted for change, I prefer folding money.)
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To: ct_libertarian

Just saw the movie. It was Great! can see now why the rats don’t want you to see it! The movie is taken right from our headlines and O’s 30 some “czars”


22 posted on 10/13/2012 4:45:29 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Vote Obama for national suicide)
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Sorry, don't have much good to say about Part II. Dagny is not a fat middle-aged woman with a double chin. Nor does she fret and weep the entire time.

Miss the art deco design as well.

Totally bummed.

23 posted on 10/13/2012 6:48:27 PM PDT by Taggart_D
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P.S. It looks to me like some of the hollywood liberals sneaked their way onto the project diverted it enough to lose the flavor of part I.


24 posted on 10/13/2012 6:51:20 PM PDT by Taggart_D
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To: Taggart_D

Dagny in Part 1 was a BABE!


25 posted on 10/13/2012 8:20:44 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Taggart_D

As I was saying...
Oh, and...........BUMP!
26 posted on 10/13/2012 9:52:13 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: RandallFlagg
Yes, I must say I liked the casting of Dagney Taggart better in Part I than Part II. Never the less, Part II is well worth the time to see, and strongly carries the message of the fruits of the free market and the dangers of an oppressive socialist government. It is disappointing to see the initial reports of how badly the movie is performing at the box office. It is a proxy for the election and conservatives should drag all their friends and associates to see it.
27 posted on 10/14/2012 4:25:26 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: ct_libertarian

“•It faithfully represents what is going on right now in this country”

Yes it does. Loved it. Saw it twice this weekend. Amazing allegory to what is unfolding right before our eyes. Aynd Rand was a visionary.

I moved to Texas from NY 3 months ago. Feel like I’m a little closer to John Galt.


28 posted on 10/14/2012 6:28:39 PM PDT by rockthecasbah (He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat.)
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I saw it Saturday night, and I almost missed it. Between the time that I bought our tickets online, and the start of the movie, they changed theaters, and we saw the coming attractions, and condom commercials, and then the beginning of that Psychopath move before we realized that something was wrong. We went back to the ticket taker, and he got us into the right theater, and free tickets to any movie. we didn’t miss much. I’m not going to succumb to any conspiracy theories.

So many movies and TV show are out there promoting collectivism, and here is this one promoting liberty and capitalism.

My wife, who has never read the book, was frightened by the similarities she saw between what was in the movie and current events.

At first, seeing new actors in the familiar roles was a bit disconcerting. I liked the actors in part I in roles, expecially Lillian, who was more like I pictured her than was the part II Lillian, who was way too pretty for the part, IMO, and Dagney, who was prettier in part I, and harder looking in part II.

The guy who played Reardon in part II I seem to remember playing a cop most of the time in other movies and TV shows. I liked the first Hank better.

My preferences may have been influenced b y the fact that the part I actors were the ones that I have pictured in those roles since I saw part I.

I eagerly await part III. It should be a real barnburner.


29 posted on 10/15/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: ct_libertarian

I saw it Saturday night, and I almost missed it. Between the time that I bought our tickets online, and the start of the movie, they changed theaters, and we saw the coming attractions, and condom commercials, and then the beginning of that Psychopath move before we realized that something was wrong. We went back to the ticket taker, and he got us into the right theater, and free tickets to any movie. we didn’t miss much. I’m not going to succumb to any conspiracy theories.

So many movies and TV show are out there promoting collectivism, and here is this one promoting liberty and capitalism.

My wife, who has never read the book, was frightened by the similarities she saw between what was in the movie and current events.

At first, seeing new actors in the familiar roles was a bit disconcerting. I liked the actors in part I in roles, expecially Lillian, who was more like I pictured her than was the part II Lillian, who was way too pretty for the part, IMO, and Dagney, who was prettier in part I, and harder looking in part II.

The guy who played Reardon in part II I seem to remember playing a cop most of the time in other movies and TV shows. I liked the first Hank better.

My preferences may have been influenced b y the fact that the part I actors were the ones that I have pictured in those roles since I saw part I.

I eagerly await part III. It should be a real barnburner.


30 posted on 10/15/2012 9:05:14 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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