[ExI] "Atlas Shrugged" film review
sjatkins at mac.com
Sat Apr 23 08:09:12 UTC 2011
On Apr 19, 2011, at 7:09 PM, Isabelle Hakala wrote:
> I haven't read much Ayn Rand. I have only read Atlas Shrugged, which I felt was a good explanation of the extremes. I found the book to be compelling in a way towards self-understanding of what my views are.
> The film version left out every single bit of intensity possible. I was literally *bored* while watching it. I was aghast because I have listed to it as an audio book at least 20 times. This LA times review really hits it on the head. I feel that the director missed every single point that was made. The movie was dumbed down so much that there was literally nothing left to comprehend. If you had not read the book first I doubt you would have any idea what was going on in the film.
I think people got the main message, maybe. I was impressed by how many attended this limited opening. A lot of people are hungry.
I felt like it wasn't so much dumbed down as something rich and subtle crammed into today's faster paced "entertainment" framework.
>> On Apr 19, 2011 9:52 PM, "John Grigg" <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A not very kind review...
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