Atlas Shrugged

Part II

DVD - 2013
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Atlas Shrugged
Part two of Ayn Rand's groundbreaking novel. The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis, a revolutionary motor that could seemingly power the World. It's a race against the clock to find the inventor before the motor of the World is stopped for good.

Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2013
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE A
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe and Esai Morales

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Feb 17, 2015
  • redban rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

Nov 26, 2014
  • NewYorkViews rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I preferred Part 1 as the script in Part 1 seemed much better. I found the casting and acting quite good in this film even though different than in Part 1, but contrived in some areas; and, I do not see it as a good Hollywood type of film, but a so-so TV movie that is okay. The scenery was often too industrial that it was strangling, and I find A. Rand's writings to not be hostile against nature.

Aug 15, 2014
  • ashleysears rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Part 2 is not so good, none of the orginal cast is in it, and it is waaay too cheeseball sci-fi for me - this was a let down.

Oct 15, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A bit better then the first part but still far too long.

Oct 08, 2013
  • pinky0203 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I do wish they had kept the same actors which portrayed the characters in the first movie. It would have provided more continuity.

Aug 07, 2013

This movie would have been better as an Esai Morales one-man show. He played Francisco, and was the only one who could deliver key lines (explanation of the novel's title, the money speech) with the appropriate gravitas. Dagny I was wooden, and Dagny II wears a look of perpetual worriment, so I hope the producers strike a balance when they choose the actress for the protagonist in Atlas Shrugged III. Entertain me badly once, shame on you. Entertain me badly twice, shame on me. Entertain me badly three times, and I'll reread the 1000+page source novel instead.

Jul 28, 2013
  • cluhowy rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Both my spouse and I were extremely disappointed in this sequel, Part II of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. After watching Part I (I didn't know there would be 3 parts to this movie!) we both agreed the movie was well done, had very skilled actors, the casting was well done, and the entire movie was interesting, addictive, and very nicely paced...when we reached "The End" and found there was another movie, Part 2, we couldn't wait to view it! What a disappointment! Not so much in the story itself, however, in how it was translated into a movie, the actors chosen to replace all the original cast, their acting ability, (with the exception of 2 we both found noteworthy: Esai Morales as Francisco d'Anconia and Jason Beghe as Henry Reardon. As good as both actors are, they can't carry the entire this sequel begins with a fast paced airplane chase scene (the new Dagny Taggert). After this brief scene the movie fizzles out. There is a slightly increased pace in the last portion of the movie which closes with the same scene we viewed in the opening. All in all, this sequel was a disappointment. I look forward to reading the book by Ayn Rand, a brilliant woman, prolific author and visionary... this book was published in 1957. Part 3 of the movie is planned for release in 2014. I wonder if part 3 will have the same impact as Part 1 had on me...I'll just have to wait and see, but by then, I'm sure it will have lost momentum for me!

Jul 14, 2013
  • DebAK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My own opinion--not Wikipedia's--is this is an excellent movie. We enjoyed it so much we want to watch part 3 in the theater this time! Watch and decide for yourself.

Jul 07, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I believe if Mrs. Rand was alive she would have liked this interpretation of her book. From what I recall it is very much like the book. The story is that of the makers in society that slowly escape to a Capitalist world created by John Galt. Dagny and Hank are the last ones left, who would not give up to the Big Government, Thought Police crowd. Most of the regulations enacted in the movie, are now in place in America. We are actually living Rand’s fiction and do not realize it… Like in Rand’s world, we suffer the consequences of government regulations that are suffocating business and destroying our economy. When people criticize corporations, they forget how enormously broad government influence is, while one company, no matter how big, can’t influence an entire country the government does. Viva Capitalism!

Jun 28, 2013
  • reedame rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The movie depicts what is happening in the US today. We are enabling a culture of takers instead of creators.

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Jul 07, 2013
  • turbo12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: tasteful sex scenes, but involve adultery

Jul 07, 2013
  • turbo12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Much civil and political unrest may bother younger or sensitive viewers - but violence is relatively mild


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Jul 07, 2013
  • turbo12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

turbo12 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over


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Jun 20, 2013
  • turbo12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Part 2 of a trilogy, but it stands alone perfectly well. After seeing this, I'll be checking out Part 1. Female CEO of the railroad is courted by hidden group to leave a failing society/economy where capitalism is dying.


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Jul 07, 2013
  • turbo12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Who is John Gault?"

Find it at NYPL


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