Monday, November 07, 2011

What to get your favorite Libertarian

I noticed where the recent production of "Atlas Shrugged, Part 1," will be released on DVD and Blu ray tomorrow. Get ready to relive the excitement of the first third of Ayn Rand's colossal door stop again and again. Since I never saw it, (nor plan to), I'm hardly qualified to offer up any meaningful criticism. I'll leave that to the good reviewers on Amazon's website.

Not unsurprisingly, fans are once again using this a forum to accuse the professional critics who panned this epic of all sorts of dastardly liberal bias (imagine that). They've racked up the ratings to an average 4 stars (out of 5). Sample comment:

"The movie is well made - the quality is actually quite good. Acting was generally good to excellent. Camera work was good; although the low budget resulted in a missing camera angle here and there. Special effects were consistently well done.
The story, of course, is exceptional; and it is well-told in this movie."
Hmm...if you say so.

This is, of course, the first of 3 planned parts. It remains to be seen whether parts 2 and 3 will go straight to video. No word yet on when we can expect them. The good news here is that part 1 is only 97 minutes long.

Since Ayn Rand was famously an atheist, I'm not sure this is exactly an appropriate Christmas present, but that's your problem, not mine.


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