Film: Atlas Shrugged

I saw the much anticipated film version of Atlas Shrugged a few days ago, which was based on the classic Ayn Rand novel of the same name. Overall, I thought the film was very good. It was a made on a relatively small budget ($15 million) and features what could fairly be described as a B rate cast, but I found the film entertaining and thought provoking. Some of the dialogue is a bit stilted and even a little corny in some parts, but the actors do a good job of playing their roles with great conviction. I thought Taylor Schilling, the actress who played the Dagny Taggart, the protagonist of the film was especially good. She really commands the attention of the viewer when she is on screen.

Unlike most films Hollywood is turning out these days, this film examined some serious issues. It has something important to say about the role of government and the danger that oppressive rules and regulations can pose to a free society.

I gave the film a 7/10 rating on

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