• • The best, the worst — and a few in between: 2012 at the movies
Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Atlas Shrugged movie |Capitalism | 3. Atlas Shrugged: Part II. Once more the gospel of the Free Market wandered onto movie screens — with all the aplomb of a frazzled accountant who stumbled onto the set by accident. Once more, the Free Market moviegoing public yawned and kept its distance. Even a brand new cast (no better than the Part I's cast) and presenting Randian superman John Galt like Jesus in an old Biblical epic — a hand here, a backlit silhouette there — failed to impress the public. The burning question now is will there be a part three? No word on that that I can find. Maybe they're trying to figure out how to squeeze two movies out of what's left.