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Saturday December 20th 2014

Atlas Shrugged is Not a Train Movie

Atlas Shrugged, The Movie, Part 1

If you know the book Atlas Shrugged, or for that matter, the writer, Ayn Rand, you will know that her work is controversial and people either love it or hate it.

Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 the movie is no different. Most of Hollywood’s reviewers think it is terrible, which of course to me means it must be good. The reason I decided to throw this up on TrainTalk, is threefold…

1. It IS about a railroad, albeit in the future.
2. I am a fan of the book.
3. My 12 year old son loved the Movie, which surprised me.

This is a ‘privately’ made movie, that cost $10 million to make, looks like a $50 million movie and traces the story line of the book with relative accuracy, which many said was impossible.

Hollywood pans the acting, the plot, and almost everything else about the movie, but if you are an Ayn Rand fan, and happen to like trains, I think you will get something out of it. ;)

Before I turn you over to the most positive (and to me, accurate) review I found online, I would like to make a prediction. If they eventually find the way to make all three parts of the movie, it will become a sleeper hit and do extremely well. Why? Sales of the book have apparently jumped through the roof since the movie was released. Seems Ayn Rand is making people think, once again!

Check out this review at ‘the Daily Caller’.

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