• • • Rand’s strangely compelling political fantasy
Ed Crooks, Financial Times (London) Atheism |Atlas Shrugged movie |Atlas Shrugged |Paul Ryan |Image | Rand is a fascinating figure: a ferociously driven woman who produced crudely written but powerful novels that are revered by many. Atlas Shrugged Part II, like part one before it, is faithful to her character. It is not fun, exactly, and it is certainly not a great work of art. The dialogue feels assembled from a flat-pack, and some visual effects would have looked crude in the 1970s. Yet for all those flaws, it remains strangely compelling. As an exercise in forcing the viewer to engage with Rand’s ideas, it is undeniably effective.