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Part Two Of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ To Hit Theaters This Fall

March 26, 2012 by  

Part Two Of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ To Hit Theaters This Fall
The second part of the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s iconic “Atlas Shrugged” is due out this fall.

The second part of the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” — the novel that every proponent of free-market capitalism and individual liberty should read — is due to hit theaters next fall.

The book, which was published in 1957, is lauded as Rand’s greatest achievement and last work of fiction. In the novel Rand dramatizes her unique philosophy through an intellectual mystery story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics and sex, leaving readers pondering a questions throughout: Who is John Galt?

The story follows the book’s female protagonist, Dagny Taggart, as she struggles to manage a transcontinental railroad amid the pressures and restrictions of massive bureaucracy. Her reaction to a libertarian group seeking an end to government regulation is first negative, but is later modified in her encounter with a utopian community, Galt’s Gulch, whose members regard self-determination rather than collective responsibility as the highest ideal.

“Atlas Shrugged” epitomizes Rand’s philosophy of individualistic Objectivism which is based on the following tenants:

  • Reality exists independent of consciousness.
  • Human beings have direct contact with reality through sense perception.
  • One can attain objective knowledge from perception through the process of concept formation and inductive logic.
  • The proper moral purpose of one’s life is the pursuit of one’s own happiness (or rational self-interest).
  • The only social system consistent with this morality is full respect for individual rights embodied in laissez-faire capitalism.
  • The role of art in human life is to transform humans’ metaphysical ideas by selective reproduction of reality into a physical form — a work of art — that one can comprehend and to which one can respond emotionally.

Rand’s works and philosophy have influenced thousands of people throughout the years, including political figures like Presidential candidate Ron Paul and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, among others.

The release of the second part of Rand’s iconic novel follows the release of part one of the series last April.

Part one trailer:

Part two teaser:

Rand discusses the difference between liberty and socialism:

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Robert Smith

    Part 1 can be streamed on Netflix.


  • Holton F. Brown

    Big Question: Will Part Two make back the negative cost ? and will it make more than Part One’s less than $5 million?.. and finally.. will anyone really like the movie?

    • Robert Smith

      I like part I.

      It was quite accurate to the book both in actuality and spirit.


    • Naomi

      Does it really matter how much the movies make as long as they are educating people who would otherwise never hear Rand’s excellent theories? By this I mean, people who aren’t likely to read a book published many years ago that may not be an easy read for some. It’s important that some movies begin to show libertarian and conservative attitudes. We have been drowning in liberal/progressive Hollywood junk for years!

      • Robert Smith

        Naomi says: “We have been drowning in liberal/progressive Hollywood junk for years!”

        Darn that Star Wars for showing big business as the Empire.


      • http://naver samurai

        Actually Rob, the Obama bin Laden Administration is the Empire here. Naomi is right, we need better movies than what has been produced by Hollywood lately. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        P.S. If this movie is based on theories, then how would they become fact? Facts are way more important than theories.

      • Deerinwater

        Facts and theories, are two separate things entirely.

        Their importance is subjective and relevant only to the “task” at hand.

      • http://naver samurai

        Facts are always more important than theories deer. You can’t base plans, foundings, or nations or mere theories and speculations. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • Deerinwater

          Theories are a byproduct of alleged “facts”. It is true that theories are stipulations derived from facts.

          So tell us Samurai, which direction is “up”? Assuming you have the facts, so what might they be?

    • Pete

      Part 1 was horrible. I’ve read the book and had a tough time following it. I can’t imagine how anyone followed it who had not read it. The movie just moved too fast, too flashy. I will be reluctant to rent part 2.

  • eddie47d

    Ayn Rand is thought provoking and can be a welcomed voice in the economic world yet her siding with the Robber Barons is hardly courageous. Where a select group of individuals can control the economy and everyone else must accept dutiful obedience to them. She glorifies the kings vs serfs syndrome where the winner takes all. There never would have been a Middle Class in America if her policies were further entrenched and few were allowed the opportunity to improve themselves. There are cases of individual heroics where ordinary men and women climbed to the top yet without the collective action of the majority banding together and making changes as a group even some of them never would have made it. Back when Rand’s agenda was being touted few benefited from the Elite anymore than we are now benefiting from those Elites. Maybe Rand thought that they would have moral values which they didn’t have back then and the Wall Street crowd have proven once again.(Rand’s moral values were also questionable). The Robber Barons can and will control our lives and some of Rand’s theories could be foolish nonsense. .

  • Sirian

    Looking forward to Part 2.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Waiting as well.
      As an aside, a book Ayn Rand Nation whose scribbler is Gary Weiss blames Ayn Rand because America refuses to adopt Progressivism/Socialism.

      • Sirian

        Typical Nad, typical. Is it really all that unusual? No, not really.

  • Randy131

    I thought Part I was a great movie and am looking forward to seeing Part II. The similarities in what is in the book and the society of the USA today is amazing, and almost as prophetic as the Bible. As long as the liberals control the media as they do today, these movies will never become as popular as they deserve, but despite maybe losing money, need to be made anyway, just to enlightened those who reamin asleep, before it’s to late, which with what Obama and the Democrats have done to date, may already be too late.

    • Robert Smith

      Randy posted: “The similarities in what is in the book and the society of the USA today is amazing, and almost as prophetic as the Bible. ”

      And like the bible the extreme right wing has been selective in highlighting Ayn Rand’s book abusing the true meanings.


      • Nadzieja Batki

        Your posting makes no sense.

      • http://naver samurai

        Care to cite a source on that, or is this just another chance for you to attack Christians, conservatives, and patriots? Neeeeed to be making that popping sound. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Mirage

    I’ve seen free market capitalism at work/deregulation of markets etc. at work …
    WELCOME TO THE PRESENT – how do you like it?
    America in its present state, where something like 450 of the wealthiest americans are worth as much as the rest of us, is woefully unbalanced and unjust, and has been since the Regan years.
    In those 30 plus years since Regan, regardless of which political party controlled politics, the middle class has DECLINED, and continues so.
    Without people taking to the streets via social movements (i.e. OWS, “Get Money Out”) to demand change/fairness, America is for the 99%; doomed.
    At the end of the day, a nation that is morally okay with 40+ million americans living without health care, in some cases dying in the streets, is not worth saving and doesn’t deserve to exists.
    Furthermore, for those here who consider themselves christians, what do you think Jesus Christ would have to say concerning America’s health care exclusion of the poor, and it’s predatory capitalism? I’m just curious, do you think Jesus would prefer Socialism, or Capitalism?
    Lastly, I hate to suggest this to the Religious-Right, but Jesus Christ was the liberal’s, liberal … apparently he placed humanity over wealth?

    • simian pete


      Ayn Rand wrote in one of her books about the” Golden Rule” or the 2nd Commandment of “Love your neighbor as yourself” . As far as I can remember she felt it was a healthier practice of selfishness or self-interest as compared to what the socialist/communist/marxist believe . Another way of saying the Golden Rule is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”..

      Of course Ayn Rand was an atheist. She proposed a life of much more selfishness than what Jesus proposed. Her philosophy of Objectivism is quite interesting.

      So Jesus was not a socialist- instead He proposed a balance .

      This sad notion that Jesus proposed a self-hating lifestyle has permeated the churches and religous colleges. It isn’t a biblical teaching. In the passages of the gospel where Jesus says to take up their cross and follow him – nobody took Him up on this action. No one followed Jesus to die on the cross with him, He went it all alone. It shows our complete inadequacy to save ourselves.

      Though after Jesus left many did take up this offer. It was in this case an act of “self-interest” choosing that it would be better to be martyred for their love for Jesus (the One who gave his life for all of us) and the preaching of the Gospel. Their treasures are with them in Heaven – a much better choice – than here on Earth…

      I’m talking to much …

      Mirage, what was Jesus 1st Commandment ?

      Look it up … have a good time ..

      • http://naver samurai

        Well said, fellow patriot! Let’s keep up the good fight! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Christin

        Well said simian pete.


        “Teacher which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ All the Laws and the Prophets hand on these two commandments.”

        Matthew 22: 36-40

      • Christin

        ‘hand’ should be ‘hang’

    • Nadzieja Batki

      So, if Christ Jesus said “that if you love Me keep my Commandments”, how do you get around the Commandment not to Covet what someone else makes, has, acquires?
      All you are is a Christianized Predator.

      • eddie47d

        It shouldn’t be about how much someone has but how they acquired that wealth. Phony contracts,ponzi schemes,market manipulations,over charging,deliberate monopolizing,doctors double billing Medicare,unscrupulous financing,over paid jocks and a myriad of con games permeate our financial way of life. There will always be thieves among us but it has been legitimized by crony capitalists who have no shame.

      • Deerinwater

        “Commandment not to Covet what someone else makes, has, acquires?”

        Well, it’s not said exactly that way but even still, you are attempting to judge others for “coveting”. So can we too judge you in the same light?

        Are you attempting to tell us that there is nothing that NADZIEJA BATKI does not desire that others enjoy? perhaps I wish to believe you would willingly take without earning~ what stops me for think such thoughts?

        So ~ as you have judged others, so too shall you be judged ~ right?

    • http://naver samurai

      I suggest you get out your Bible and read it. Everything Jesus said to do with your fellow man should come from your heart, not by taxing workers or handouts from the government. Neeeeed to be making that popping sound. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Deerinwater

        You and your popping sound! There is something about that that you seem to enjoy isn’t it? You realize of course , this is something that keeps falling out of “your” head and a reflection on only you?

        And when your heart is bitter toward your fellow man, like yours samurai? What then?

        Hells Fire and damnation?

      • http://naver samurai

        You mean just like what you showed towards me deer? I suggest that if you are going to talk the talk, you walk the walk. Understand? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Deerinwater

        I question your intentions and motivation Samurai. For a person that enjoys firing off insults but don’t seems to enjoy receiving them very much.

        It’s not everyone I find worthy my ill temper and attention. Usually I can ignore your “popping sounds”.

      • Deerinwater

        I understand samurai often enjoys showing us his a$$ but doesn’t like it when we show him ours.

        How about that for one of your “popping sounds” ? hoo~ra!

        For Faith & Family!

      • http://naver samurai

        SSDD, eh deer? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Beverly Holgate

    We liked Part 1, but had to visit another town to see the show:)

    • Sirian

      Is that not a definite indicator Beverly? Hope you won’t have to do the same for Part 2.

  • http://Msn May

    Progressive/socialism does not work. It has tried and failed many times in many different countries. Those failures should teach us not to do the same stupid thing.Taking from those that work hard and giving it to those that don’t and won’t work solves nothing. It makes for a country of lazy, selfish- “.gimmies”. What happened to each man being responsible for his own life? Or the work ethic that made this country great? Now all you here is ‘I want, I deserve, give me what is mine”. If you don’t work for it..IT IS NOT YOURS.I applaud all those that gained their wealth being honest and hard working. I never got a job from a poor man.There is NO such thing as getting something for nothing. It will end up costing you before it’s over. Christ was a believer in helping your neighbor if he was in trouble, teaching a man to “fish” so he could help himself, not stealing what belongs to someone else.” Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Self reliance is a beautiful thing…makes you feel good about yourself. I really get tired of hearing all these people whine about what they should get from others and this un-holy government and not taking responsibility for their own lives. I sure as hell don’t want someone else running my life and telling me what to do.That is what socialism is.Besides the rich were smart enough and worked hard enough to make THEIR money and they will get it back. Those that don’t work will still end up with nothing when the kitty runs dry.There isn’t enough money in all creation to continue to give free health care..there needs to be lower rates without Obozos health mandate that will end up costing bunches of money and lots of our freedoms and being told who can get care and who can’t.
    Jesus was not a liberal democrat….which spells rat at the end. I am sure I will get comments from the liberals..but who cares? If Ayn was an athiest, that was her “belief”, I am not, but she still wrote a great book.

    • Robert Smith

      May points out: “I never got a job from a poor man.”

      I’ll bet you’ve never gotten a job from a corporation that’s sent all its jobs overseas.

      I’ll bet you’ve never gotten a job from someone selling derivatives.

      I’ll bet you’;ve never gotten a job from a bank that forclosed on a house.

      Maybe you’ve gotten a job cleaning oil soaked birds from corporate irresponsibility.


      • Deerinwater

        I’m certainly not rich and I employ people. If I didn’t , some things just wouldn’t happen and the process of wealth transfer would simply stop leaving us all only poorer.

        I’ve had wealthy people offer me positions as well, they last only until they don’t. Usually the hire me to do something they don’t want to do or simply can’t do.

        Sometimes they have problems and want these problems to just go away, after I make these problems go away, I then become the problem, as I am no longer needed while they still pay me.

        There is no “forever” , if this minute is good! Enjoy your minute. No one can promise you tomorrow. Not even a wealthy man.

    • Deerinwater

      I think, anything can work until which time that it doesn’t May. (Scout)

      To summarily say something does not work really is not saying much.

      Seems the Garden of Eden didn’t work either. The Chinese have the longest running empire on record I suppose. It’s yet to be determined exactly how well that is working out and for “whom”. Or you could look at the Bushman’s empire and his social network, or live on a remote small island where the value of a pig is currency while the pig population limited and you must ‘buy” your wife. Oh! dear God, save us from that! I’d be after that pig! pretty quick!

      Ayn Rand was a beautiful nut , I loved all of her works but not because I liked or believed what she offered but because she forced you to think while you attempted to connect with the author on some level, using everything at your disposal to relate. Carlos Arana Castaneda was the only other author that has disturbed me more.

      Ayn Rand’s novels left the weaker minds very disturbed by what she offered. She was a genius in her own right. “We the Living” was my personal favorite. Ayn Rand could justify anything she thought or believed and have you believing it as well. It sometimes took me 3 months to get over reading her novels.

      I’ve been reading “the Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. I’m on the last 10 pages. She composes much like Ayn Rand, from the first person singular and full of mind games without ever reaching Ayn Rand’s level of pure profound absurdity. A good read for all of you survivalist and government conspired misery by dominion. A mix of Roller Ball, Blade Runner and Most Deadly Prey.

      I’m excited about viewing this movie. I’m not sure that Ayn Rand is suitable for mass consumption. She’s a tall mountain to climb.

      Have you hear?, They are in the process of making “The Lone Ranger” ! Far out! and guess who’s to play Tonto? ~ Johnny Deb

      “Who was that masked man?”

      Everybody remembers Lone Rangers horses name but what was Tonto’s horses name? I posted it at the end of my first sentence.

  • Deerinwater

    “Jesus was not a liberal democrat….which spells rat at the end.”

    which mean ~? “what” to you? exactly

    Are you attempting to be “friendly”?

    Republican has a “homonym” at the end for it’s clear that they “can’t”

    and Jesus was a spiritual man and like us, did not belong to this world but manifested here.

    I don’t believe republican or democrat , liberal or conservative apply to Jesus the man. To the world, he could be described as street prophet, penniless, wandering beggar of his time.

  • Katrina

    Americans need to start learning how to pay for things instead of charging and thinking the world owes them a living and then thinks it’s okay for the Government (Big Brother) looking over your shoulder and telling you what you can eat, drink, healthcare, next they will be putting cameras thruout everyones homes so they can monitor your every move..Not that they haven’t done that already on the streets and in the stores. I read Rands book back in the 90′s when a co worker brought it in and we all had discussions about this country and what was to come..If you notice the comic books of yesteryear and movies made that everyone thought was so outrageous and it could never happen well, the comic books and movies have become a reality..People need to wake up and get educated about their governemtn and who they are electing. It’s scary to watch people on the streets that can’t even tell you the name of the person (such as VP, or Hillary Clinton) by looking at their pictures..These flakes laugh and act like it’s a joke but it shows their lack of knowledge and to think they are allowed to vote …Wake up people..Theories are how things come about and studied to become a fact and reality..

  • Kelly

    I’ve neither read the book nor watched the first movie, but Rand’s beliefs are thought provoking. I’ve found Atlas Shrugged Part I on Blockbuster @Home and I plan to watch it with a co-worker from DISH who has read the book. She was surprised when I told her that a movie was made from the book, and after reading through the comments here and watching the Rand interview it’ll interesting to see what we both think of the first part.


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