I am curious if anyone in the forum has seen the new movie "Atlas Shrugged: Part 1" currently playing in very limited release, and what you thought of it.
I saw it earlier this week. Vis-a-vis the novel it is astonishingly disappointing, not so much because of its low-budget production (the production values were pretty good, actually). Rather, the film reflected very much how it was produced by believers in Ayn Rand: their comfort with the ideas involved yielded a screenplay that assumes the viewer is either invested in Objectivism or is intelligent enough to simply see via the main characters' actions how the values of capitalism outweigh any alternative.
The result is the most perfunctory telling of the story and the most flat delivery of the message that I could have imagined. Atlas Shrugged is probably the last novel I'd ever choose to try to tell via understatement, but that is what the production chose to do.