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Posted: 6/25/2012 8:32:26 AM EST
mixed feelings on this. Your opinion?
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 8:33:03 AM EST
Will totally ruin it for me.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 8:34:19 AM EST
What? Why?

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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 8:37:00 AM EST
could be good or could be bad. It would have been nice for them to keep the same people however.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 8:37:08 AM EST
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mixed feelings on this. Your opinion?


Are you talking about the movie or the real life version we are living in now?
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 8:38:46 AM EST
Personally I thought the movie was terrible.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 8:39:21 AM EST
I'm going to miss Taylor Schilling.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 8:40:13 AM EST

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could be good or could be bad. It would have been nice for them to keep the same people however.

Agreed. Although I liked the guy who played Henry Rearden in Part 1.

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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 8:40:46 AM EST
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 8:48:22 AM EST
I'm not a fan of having different actors in sequels, it messes with the continuity a bit.

That being said I'll still want to see it.

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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 8:50:02 AM EST
I like Robert Picardo as Dr. Robert Stadler. He should have played this arrogant scientist from the beginning.

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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 8:51:12 AM EST
i mad it through about ten minutes of the first one on netflix.

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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 8:53:16 AM EST

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i mad it through about ten minutes of the first one on netflix.

moved to slow for you? You should read the book
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 8:57:37 AM EST
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I like Robert Picardo as Dr. Robert Stadler. He should have played this arrogant scientist from the beginning.


I might have to see it if Picardo is in it

edit: and I see part one had Armin Shimmerman, so maybe I'll watch that

but changing the entire cast is stupid as hell
they should have filmed this back to back like they did with LOTR
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 9:00:03 AM EST
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I'm going to miss Taylor Schilling.


Yeah, looking at her was the only thing that made that movie bearable.

Pathetic flick, and I'm a big Ayn Rand fan. Not sure that I'll even give part II a chance.

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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 9:09:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By sefus:
i mad it through about ten minutes of the first one on netflix.

moved to slow for you? You should read the book


I still have a bookmark in it about 40 pages in.

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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 9:25:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By sefus:
i mad it through about ten minutes of the first one on netflix.

moved to slow for you? You should read the book


No shit. I liked the book and believe we're seeing a lot of the stupidity that Rand wrote about happening today. With that said I have to ask if it was really necessary to have a 2 page monlogue about the joys of capitalism every 10 pages? It was a battle to finish this book by the time I was half way through it.
I will say that the parallels to current society are kind of scary.

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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 9:40:22 AM EST
I'm looking forward to the other parts of the movie.

I haven't been able to force myself thru the book.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:20:19 AM EST
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I'm going to miss Taylor Schilling.


I will too, but the new Dagny is hot.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:22:08 AM EST
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I'm looking forward to the other parts of the movie.

I haven't been able to force myself thru the book.


I've read the book 3 times
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:22:52 AM EST

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Originally Posted By sefus:
i mad it through about ten minutes of the first one on netflix.

moved to slow for you? You should read the book

Boy-howdy....

It's actually worth 'toughing it out' either way.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:25:32 AM EST
I'll still see it. Wasn't impressed with the actors playing Wyatt and Francisco in Part 1.


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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:27:29 AM EST
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mixed feelings on this. Your opinion?


Are you talking about the movie or the real life version we are living in now?


Are you implying that if Romney gets elected nothing will change?

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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:30:04 AM EST
Seems like libertarianim is easy to film but objectivism is difficult.

Maybe that's why the book had so much discription of what the characters are thinking. Put their actions on film without knowing their thoughts and they look like Republicans.



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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:31:32 AM EST
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I'll still see it. Wasn't impressed with the actors playing Wyatt and Francisco in Part 1.




I pictured Bones from the new star trek as Wyatt. As much as I hate to say it, I think Antonio Banderas would have done D'Anconia well. I'm still waiting on my call to play Danneskjold.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:31:59 AM EST
I will still watch it

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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:32:46 AM EST
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Seems like libertarianim is easy to film but objectivism is difficult.

Maybe that's why the book had so much discription of what the characters are thinking. Put their actions on film without knowing their thoughts and they look like Republicans.




No, they look like what people wish Republicans were.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:35:49 AM EST
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I will still watch it


Oh I will too. And just like the first one, it will be opening weekend after a big dinner with friends, and I'll actually pay to see it. I get in the movies for free, but that just wouldn't seem right for shrugged.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:37:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By markmars:
Originally Posted By Dan_Gray:
mixed feelings on this. Your opinion?


Are you talking about the movie or the real life version we are living in now?


Are you implying that if Romney gets elected nothing will change?


No I’m talking about today. If you look around we punish the most productive members of society. British Petroleum (BP) was drilling for light sweet crude in the Gulf of Mexico in deep water because of EPA regulations. Who do we punish the EPA for telling BP they could not drill closer to shore in shallow water or BP? BP of course for following the very regulations that made a spill harder to contain.

Shut down successful coal power plants reward failing solar cell companies.

Reward Failure Punish Success is the way this administration rolls.

And for those who climb on board saying it’s for the environment, you dumb asses can’t pass a algebra class.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:37:27 AM EST


Cliff notes is longer than some books!

I'll watch #2 just to see how it goes but major changes in cast is always hard.
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Wait, you mean that they got people who can act this time?
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Wonder why they changed the major characters (all of them)?
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:39:51 AM EST
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I'm looking forward to the other parts of the movie.

I haven't been able to force myself thru the book.


I've read the book 3 times

I read the damn book in 5 days. Long-winded and repetitive? Absolutely.

But... c'mon... just fucking read it.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:44:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mi650:
I'm looking forward to the other parts of the movie.

I haven't been able to force myself thru the book.


I've read the book 3 times

I read the damn book in 5 days. Long-winded and repetitive? Absolutely.

But... c'mon... just fucking read it.


Its not as bad as some here act like.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 10:54:59 AM EST
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Seems like libertarianim is easy to film but objectivism is difficult.

Maybe that's why the book had so much discription of what the characters are thinking. Put their actions on film without knowing their thoughts and they look like Republicans.




No, they look like what people wish Republicans were.


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'Atlas' who?
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 11:07:29 AM EST
I'll still watch it. First one was average at best, it felt rushed and had some pretty lackluster performances (coughDagnycough), so a complete recasting may be just what the movie needs.

Esai Morales as d'Anconia should be good.
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The first movie was terrible. The point of Atlas Shrugged was to convey the dangers and idiocy of socialism and emotionalism over capitalism and rationalism. The plot was just a backdrop. The move however completely ignored the entire point of the book and just focused on the superficial plot itself. For example - the anniversary party scene. In the book, the point was to showcase how brain dead the supposed intellectuals and elite are. The movie skipped all of that dialogue and just showed a bunch of people standing around drinking and laughing. wtf?

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I'm an Objectivist, so I was skeptical that it would be worth watching anyway. The films are only even potentially enjoyable for people who have read the book already, and that's not generally a recipe for box-office success.

I did like the actress that played Dagny in part 1.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 11:30:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By sefus:
i mad it through about ten minutes of the first one on netflix.

moved to slow for you? You should read the book


No shit. I liked the book and believe we're seeing a lot of the stupidity that Rand wrote about happening today. With that said I have to ask if it was really necessary to have a 2 page monlogue about the joys of capitalism every 10 pages? It was a battle to finish this book by the time I was half way through it.
I will say that the parallels to current society are kind of scary.


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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 11:34:10 AM EST
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I'm not a fan of having different actors in sequels, it messes with the continuity a bit.

That being said I'll still want to see it.


Same here. I'd rather the cast stay the same. But I'll still watch it. No interest in reading the million page book, so the movie will have to do.

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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 11:39:23 AM EST
With the exception of Grant Bowler as Hank Rearden the casting for the first movie blew chunks right out of its ass. The chick who played Dagny was horrible and the guy they had playing Francisco looked like a bloated, flatulent turd.

The chick playing Rearden's wife Lillian was damn good though. I think they changed her out, not sure though. Picardo is good so that's a plus. I'll see it but since they pretty much felched the first part I don't have high hopes for the second part.

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Will totally ruin it for me.




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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 11:46:08 AM EST
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mixed feelings on this. Your opinion?


So, who's John Galt?

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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 12:02:08 PM EST
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I'm looking forward to the other parts of the movie.

I haven't been able to force myself thru the book.


I've read the book 3 times

I read the damn book in 5 days. Long-winded and repetitive? Absolutely.

But... c'mon... just fucking read it.


Once I got used to the language it became much easier to read.
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Link Posted: 6/25/2012 12:10:28 PM EST
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mixed feelings on this. Your opinion?


So, who's John Galt?



D.B. Sweeney. He's done a few TV episodes.
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Samantha Mathis is playing Dagny. She's probably best known for being the park ranger in "broken arrow" or as Frank Castle's wife in "punisher"
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