Friday, April 29, 2011

P.J. O’Rourke reviews Atlas Shrugged

I have read the book, but I have not seen the movie, I'm not sure I'll agree with P.J. O'Rourke considering I don't agree with him on more than a few topics, including how he feels about our shared hometown.

However, it was an interesting read One part of:

The movie version of Ayn Rand’s novel treats its source material with such formal, reverent ceremoniousness that the uninitiated will feel they’ve wandered without a guide into the midst of the elaborate and interminable rituals of some obscure exotic tribe.

Meanwhile, members of that tribe of “Atlas Shrugged” fans will be wondering why director Paul Johansson doesn’t knock it off with the incantations, sacraments and recitations of liturgy and cut to the human sacrifice.

His review didn't make me want to rush out and see it ...

1 comment:

Shawn L. said...

Not much of a review of the film.

It's more of a argument that the story should have been altered radically to fit modern politics.