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Old October 10 2012, 08:17 PM   #1076
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Re: Movies Seen in 2012

75. The Day the Earth Stood Still(2008): B
76. Looper: A-
77. Smart People: C-
78. Atlas Shrugged-Part One: B
79. Dredd: A-

Both films involve a take on a dystopian world, both were good in their own hyper-stylized take on various themes.

I've never read Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged. I picked it up, tried but the sheer scope and page count would end up deterring me eventually. I also felt the narrative in the book drug on tediously the times I've tried.

I'm going to place my write up in Spoiler Code even though it's over a year(plus it'll save some space in the thread) old but Part II opens this weekend which is part of what prompted me to view this.

I have a more thorough review in the Dredd thread here. Suffice to say I'm of the opinion this film was not given a fair shake by the moviegoing public. If you like gritty, action, shoot 'em up films you should see this film. The surprising bit of heart the film has is a bonus.
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