20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of John Putch's Atlas Shrugged: Part II - The Strike (2012), starring Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe and Esai Morales. The release will be available for purchase on February 19th.
Part two of Ayn Rand's groundbreaking novel comes to the screen in this thrilling and powerful drama. The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis - a revolutionary motor that could seemingly power the World. But, the motor is dead... there is no one left to decipher its secret... and, someone is watching. It's a race against the clock to find the inventor before the motor of the World is stopped for good.
On Amazon.com if you go to Atlas Shrugged and go to "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" you get these gems:
Last Ounce of Courage - Horribly reviewed film pushing the "War on X-Mas" lie.
Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement - Book by well known tin foil conspiracy nut Alex Jones.
Our Sarah: Made in Alaska - Hero worship book about Palin.
Agenda 21 - Black Helicopter conspiracy book by Glenn Beck.
Here Come the Black Helicopters! - Another UN conspiracy book, this one from Dick Morris.
I love how it was predicted the sequels wouldn't happen, yet here they are. Mmm...crow.
**Disclaimer to mods: responding to third post from the top, which was a political volley being lobbed. End disclaimer.**
Chad, wired backwards are we? Agenda 21 a conspiracy... War on Christmas a lie...talk about denial. Ah to live in blissful denial, where the only thing that is true is what you want to be true, even with the facts staring you in the face. Ah who cares. I'm going to get reported and warned again for responding to political statements/jabs. Just depends on what "angle" the statement is coming from I guess. Bring it, I'm not one to care. I'm pretty tame on this site.
And if they don't want politics discussed maybe they should think twice about posting stories about political movies where there is a comment section below it? Maybe? It's practically a setup.
Haha Chad, good post. These movies are terrible adaptations of an awful book. But then that's what happens when ideology--propaganda really--is more important than a compelling narrative, realistic characters and other elements that make a consumer actually want to read/watch your story. The Fountainhead is a much better book that touches on some of the same elements but in a less didactic, and therefore more enjoyable, manner.
How unfortunate that this book -- all things Ayn Rand -- have since become associated by default with Republican values, by both liberals AND conservatives; these dumbshit movie adaptations being a prime example, stripping the source material of all its nuances and deeper philosophies in order to fit some retarded partisan agenda.
And thereís nothing wrong with the characters or narrative, provided youíre intelligent enough to interpret these things beyond their literal form, which 99% of Rand detractors have utterly failed to do, time and time again, since the bookís release some 50 years ago. But, hey, thatís the mob for ya.
Atlas Shrugged remains, now more than ever, one of the most misconstrued novels of all time.