I’m not a big fan of liberal Hollyweird and rarely go to movies. The last movie I did see was Gran Torino and that’s because I love Clint Eastwood. Coming to our theaters this April 15th is the new movie for Atlas Shrugged Part 1. See movie trailer here at their official site. I love the person they chose to play Wesley Mouch, Michael Lerner. Kinda looks like what I imagined him to be 🙂
For those unfamiliar with Atlas Shrugged, it is a novel by Ayn Rand, first published in 1957. The plot concerns the crumbling of the US economy due to collectivism and altruism, which Rand considered detrimental to society, and the identity of John Galt, the mysterious protagonist of the story, a man whose name is spoken chiefly in slang. This book is about individuals who go against the sheeple, individuals bold enough to speak their minds, do their own thing, and seek their own happiness. In trying to do so, these individuals face a lot of peer pressure, including that from the government that is intent on them failing. In fact, pretty much everyone in the whole world disapproves of these people, who are trying to make better lives for themselves by embracing things like liberty and self-esteem.
Atlas Shrugged is a statement of Rand’s personal philosophy, the book expresses many of her views on religion, sex, politics, etc. Some conservatives don’t like the book for its atheist views and its upfront treatment of sex. Many liberals, of course, hate the book for its celebration of capitalism. I’m hoping like heck that Hollyweird doesn’t mess this one up!
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