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Old January 3 2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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Atlas Shrugged

Was this a good movie?
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Old January 3 2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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It was, amusingly, a financially unsuccessful one.
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Old January 3 2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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Was this a good movie?
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Old January 3 2013, 11:23 PM   #4
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It seems that all of the creative minds of the film industry went on strike while this was shooting to show what happens when a movie is made without any ingenuity or thoughtfulness at all. They didn't want audiences to take their art away from them, so out of rational self-interest, the audience obliged by not giving them any money. Critics shrugged.
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Old January 4 2013, 12:28 AM   #5
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Everything I heard about it was really bad... the story could be done well as a movie I think, but this wasn't it.

I may be one of the few people who has read the book twice [many moons ago] and doesn't agree w/its philosophy... I just liked the story.
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Old January 4 2013, 12:34 AM   #6
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Was this a good movie?
It has Armin Shimmerman in it for a few minutes. Also, I like trains. Otherwise, the movie is boring, the plot a trudgery, and the acting wooden. Think "Left Behind", but for Randians.
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Old January 4 2013, 12:56 AM   #7
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It has Armin Shimmerman in it for a few minutes.
They should have had him play the character just like Quark and rattle off the Rules of Acquisition, and see if anyone could tell the difference between that and the movie's philosophy.
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Old January 4 2013, 02:13 AM   #8
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There's a sequel as well, and it was an ambitious movie but not a great one. I think maybe the sequel had some better reviews. A third movie is supposedly on the way.
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It has Armin Shimmerman in it for a few minutes.
Anything like his character in Bioshock?

Think "Left Behind", but for Randians.
I have never seen any of the Left Behind movies although I admit I love the books. The ones that aren't prequels, anyway.
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Old January 4 2013, 02:28 AM   #10
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It has Armin Shimmerman in it for a few minutes.
Anything like his character in Bioshock?
More like Dr. Potter in Atlas Shrugged, really.
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Old January 4 2013, 03:05 AM   #11
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I think there is a delightful fantasy about all the capitalists retiring in a pout just begging to be made.

This wasn't it.
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Re: Atlas Shrugged

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It has Armin Shimmerman in it for a few minutes.
They should have had him play the character just like Quark and rattle off the Rules of Acquisition, and see if anyone could tell the difference between that and the movie's philosophy.
The only difference is that in Atlas Shrugged, Quark would be the most human, compassionate character.

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It has Armin Shimmerman in it for a few minutes.
Anything like his character in Bioshock?

Think "Left Behind", but for Randians.
I have never seen any of the Left Behind movies although I admit I love the books. The ones that aren't prequels, anyway.
Oh, ye gods, if you get a chance to see the Left Behind movies, do so, and then MST3K the hell out of them, because they are perfect fodder for that. Otherwise, keep a garbage can handy. The acting and storyline will get to you.

Also, the Jesus portrayed in the books is a psycho. A huge, evil psycho.
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Old January 4 2013, 05:05 AM   #13
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I wrote a fairly impassioned defence of Cloud Atlas before I read the thread title again.
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Old January 4 2013, 05:28 AM   #14
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There's a sequel as well, and it was an ambitious movie but not a great one. I think maybe the sequel had some better reviews. A third movie is supposedly on the way.
The sequel supposedly at least has better acting. I don't think any critic claims there is good acting, just better acting. And I'm sure they'll make a third when they can scrape together enough money.
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Old January 4 2013, 10:12 AM   #15
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I wrote a fairly impassioned defence of Cloud Atlas before I read the thread title again.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who sometimes mixes them up!
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