I had the opportunity to see and review “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1” back in February, but now the film is out and to help promote it, the studio has released a few clips of the film.
It is kind of funny which two were put online, but watch them first and then we can discuss them.
Both clips really show the hardships and obstacles our two heroes have to go through to get the new railroad up and running.
In “Henry Rearden Comes Home,” we catch Hank as a he walks in the door after a long day of work and is greeted by his wife, mother-in-law and friend — who are all very negative and just the typical spoiled rich people. Even his gesture of fashioning a bracelet out of what could become the most valuable metal on earth goes by unappreciated.
In “Dagny Confronts the Union,” we get to see the real spirit that makes Dagny such a strong and loveable character. She is not willing to back down and refuses to let herself be bullied.
Now, these two clips aren’t the most action-packed, but they do show one of the core messages in the movie about standing up for what’s right, even if you end up standing alone. “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1” opened in limited release across the United States this past Friday, April 15, and the plan is to keep expanding to more theaters.
The film has opened to very mixed reviews. However, in my personal opinion, many of the reviews are less a reflection of the movie itself and more on the principals and risqué social statement it makes. I took a group of friends to see the film Friday (my second time) and everyone I spoke with enjoyed the film. But like with so many other films out there in the theaters today, it might be easier to judge for yourself and go see it.
“Atlas Shrugged: Part 1” is rated PG-13 for sexuality.
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