‘Atlas Shrugged’ producers to give you moochers and looters one more chance to appreciate their brilliance

From Hollywood Reporter:

Despite the failure of Atlas Shrugged Part 1 and Atlas Shrugged Part 2, which took in a combined $8 million at the domestic box office, producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow have greenlit the third installment of their trilogy, the pair said Tuesday.

Atlas Shrugged Part 3 takes place in a dystopian U.S. where government regulation and high taxes have stifled the economy. Bureaucrats blame society’s ills on those who are most successful, so the hard-working entrepreneurs participate in a bizarre “strike,” orchestrated — perhaps — by a mysterious figure known as “John Galt.”

I cannot tell you how endearing it is that there exists a group of self-appointed Randians who honestly believe that the economy would grind to a halt if they were to collectively withhold their prodigious talents from society. And these are the same people who made $8 million on their $30 million investment. But then I’ve never met a Randian whose monumental self-regard was not grossly out of proportion to his or her actual talents. And that includes Rand herself.

Of note, the last Read It and Weep podcast riffed mercilessly on part two of Atlas Shrugged. It was quite entertaining despite the fact that I haven’t seen either of the first two movies.

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3 Responses to ‘Atlas Shrugged’ producers to give you moochers and looters one more chance to appreciate their brilliance

  1. Having seen the first one, I’m here to tell you: it was terrible, horrible, atrocious, and I can’t wait to see the other two parts.

    • kamper says:

      Was it, like, good bad or just bad bad? The podcast above makes the second one sound hilarious, like Soviet propaganda without the laughs.

      • It was good bad. Incredible tunnelvision ideologically, poor acting, cheap everything – but made at a base level of competence that made it hilarious. Since you’re amused by all things Rand I can recommend it to you wholeheartedly.

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