Atlas Shrugged, the trailer.

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5 Responses to Atlas Shrugged, the trailer.

  1. bluesun says:

    Interesting timing. According to Wikipedia it’s being released near tax day…

  2. pdb says:

    Well, it doesn’t look as boring as the book, but that would be a physical impossibility.

  3. TJP says:

    Is this a joke? I’m waiting for the Lysander Spooner story to come out in July, just in time to compete with the blockbusters. I wonder who bought the rights to the first-person shooter based on the movie. Call of Duty: Going Galt.

  4. TBeck says:

    John Galt is the leader of the anti-looter Resistance, staging daring infrastructure raids from his mountain stronghold! I thought the remake of RED DAWN was a separate film.

  5. TJP says:

    “Who is John Galt? Zoom in…enhance…enhance…There he is!” (Thanks, Stingray) Then twenty minutes of CG explosions and rotating 3-D vignettes of people bending over backwards to dodge bullets and fiery fragments from explosions.

    Sorry folks, there’s no way this can be anything other than unintentional comedy–and that comedy will happen when heavily collectivized white people attempt to fit it to their own existence. I’m placing my money on: “John Galt is a terrist.”

    The premise of the story is that innovative intellectuals terrorize the marxbots by withholding their talents from a planned society. Excuse me, but we labor in a western culture where society believes universities makes people intelligent, protectionism makes everyone rich and that science is conducted by a democratic polling of opinion. The withholding of innovation won’t motivate anyone–especially government, which thrives on stifling progress. (And that is supported most enthusiastically by self-titled “progressives”, may Orwell rest in peace.)

    One of the worst facets of socialism’s legacy (since Marx declared it immoral to point out socialism’s economic impossibility, henceforth making scientific inquiry an evil) was that it socially promoted idiots so that they believed they were true intellectuals. One of the worst facets of Rand’s legacy is that it made intellectuals believe that people recognized and appreciated them. Through no fault of their own, most people can’t tell an intellectual from a charlatan, and there’s a strong incentive on the part of their masters to keep it that way. Ayn Rand’s imaginary boyfriend isn’t going to help until pure economics becomes one of the three ‘R’s in public schools, and that simply isn’t going to happen until the current establishment is so bankrupt that it can’t afford to continue to run public schools.

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